I love cheese, especially strong flavoured cheese, perhaps a little too much (it's a bit like chocolate once you have a slice you just can't stop), with savoury biscuits, grapes and wine, on top of pasta dishes, in sandwiches, on top of jacket potatoes, you get the jist. When Barbers cheese asked me to make a recipe from their website, I happily obliged. For me, the cheese of choice is extra mature cheddar cheese or a vintage cheddar cheese, so was pleasantly happy to discover that Barbers cheese is vintage reserve cheddar cheese. The flavour of this cheese is strong, rich, vintage and far unique compared to bog standard supermarket cheese that I usually purchase. The Barber family have been making farming and making cheese in Somerset since 1833 and is currently farmed on a whopping 2,500 acres to some 2,000 dairy cows. I think what helps the unique taste is that The Barber family, which is currently run by cousins Anthony, Chris, Charlie and Giles Barber, the sixth generation of the Barber family continue to use traditional cheddaring techniques.
I was sent the recipe back for the Spinach and cheese souffle and bravely tried to make a souffle (which I have never done before) and was less than pleased with the apperance although the taste was lovely, I was not happy to soley share this recipe as I did not feel the presentation of my souffle fully showed of the deliciousness of this cheese. I decided to also make the French classic Croque Monsieur recipe on their website which was absolutely amazing!!! Probably the best lunch i've eaten in 2014 so far.
|Mustard spread on bread|
|Barbers cheese grates on bread|
|Ham on top of cheese|
|Croque Monsieur toasting|
I made the cheese and spinach souffle which although tasted nice, I do not feel looks that appeasing, it was the first time I've made souffle before, as they say practice makes perfect.
|Barbers cheese mixture|
|Barbers cheese souffle|
|Souffle and asparagus|
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Disclaimer: I was sent a recipe pack from Barber's Cheese, all opinions and thoughts are my own.