I had my first visit to the new Newlyn Cheese shop today, and what a treat it was!
It’s very small, but perfectly lovely and filled with the most delicious cheeses, biscuits, bread, chutneys, etc.
And who could resist cheeses with names like Miss Muffet and Ticklemore Goat?
I came home with wedges of Miss Muffet, Rachel and Cornish Blue. Miss Muffet is soft and mild and I bought it for my Gouda-loving husband. Rachel is quite possibly the yummiest cheese I’ve ever tasted. My mother-in-law thought it smelled of goat, but my sister-in-law and I were smitten. It was apparently named for an ex-girlfriend of the cheesemaker and is described as “sweet, curvy and slightly nutty.” Hah! I had to buy some of the Cornish Blue because last month it won top honours at the World Cheese Awards, the first time in a decade that a British cheese has won. And it beat 2,600 other entries!
World Cheese Awards … now why aren’t those televised?
I very nearly also bought some of the Yarg wrapped in wild garlic leaves, but decided to leave that for a future visit. And I’m confident there’ll be plenty of future visits.