New to our Cheese Menu this week is the Neal's Yard Dairy Stilton.
In 2000 NYD paired up with Master Cheesemakers Colston Basset to create a unique variation on the classic Stilton recipe. Tasked by NYD, Colston Basset made a hand ladled Stilton that used a traditional animal rennet and was aged longer than normal before being pierced (allowing the blue mould to grow into the cheese). This process gave the cheese a richer and more complex flavour than the more common industrial techniques typically used in other Stilton recipes.
The Stinking Bishops pairing of choice is one of our favourite English brown ales, Theakston's 'Old Peculiar' which matches the bright lactic notes, rich blue mould and earthy backbone the NYD Stilton exhibits.
Pop into The Stinking Bishops this week to try this extraordinary example of British Cheesemaking at its finest.