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Valentine's Day - Say 'I Love You' With Some English Cheese

February 14th.  A day that some of us love and some of us dread.  Whether you’re spending it with a loved one or planning on staying in on your own with a glass of wine, what better accompaniment than a tantalising English cheese board to tingle those taste buds.
 
We’ve put together a few of our favourite cheeses for your delectation.  Pair with a glass (or bottle!) of your favourite wine, some fruit, chutneys, quince paste and crackers and your Valentine’s Day will be complete.
 
Long Clawson Blue Stilton
The "King of English Cheeses”, this spectacular English Blue cheese can only be made in three counties in England, so it really is something special.  It’s a melt-in-your-mouth type of cheese – one bite and you’ll be hooked on its creamy texture, tangy blue flavour and fabulous after taste.  Try it with some honey and walnuts - surprisingly good!
 
Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar
I know we bang on about Barber’s 1833 but there really is no other cheddar like it.  It’s how cheddar should taste – bitey, slightly crumbly and with a flavour that really develops even after you’ve finished eating it.  It’s matured for 24 months and only the best is kept for the 1833 label.  Go on, try some and you’ll realise why we’re hooked.  Try it with a glass of crisp white wine.
 
Wensleydale with Cranberries
Crumbly and creamy Wensleydale has been paired with fruity, slightly sweet cranberries to give a perfect taste combination of sweet and salty in this increasingly popular cheese.  Offering a different taste to the more savoury cheeses on our cheese platters, this serves as a perfect dessert cheese and pairs beautifully with a dessert wine.
 
Red Leicester
The bright orange colour of this traditional English cheese tends to grab people’s attention on the shelves, and rightly so, for it’s a real English treasure.  More creamy and buttery than a cheddar, Red Leicester has a mild but lingering flavour and is fabulous melted.  Pair with a fruity chutney or a quince paste.
 
So go on, treat the one’s you love (even if it’s yourself!) this Valentine’s Day to some fabulous Somerdale English cheeses.