Desert Island cheeses

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29/09/2013 at 16:16

So you're stuck on a desert island. The only thing you are allowed an unlimited supply of is crackers and three kinds of cheese. What  would you choose?

Mine would be:

1. Cornish Cruncher Diablo

2. Cropwell Bishop Stilton

3. Mull of Kintyre Cheddar


Nurse Ratched    pirate
29/09/2013 at 16:41

A good strong cheddar



29/09/2013 at 18:03
Is there an unlimited supply of port? If there is no alcohol on the island my choices would look very different, so I need to know.
29/09/2013 at 18:06

Very strong chedder 



29/09/2013 at 18:10
PhilPub wrote (see)
Is there an unlimited supply of port? If there is no alcohol on the island my choices would look very different, so I need to know.

There's a case of something (your choice) but only one case.

29/09/2013 at 18:45

Rosary goat cheese

29/09/2013 at 18:54

A good mature Cheddar

single Gloucester

and some buffalo Mozzarella.


29/09/2013 at 19:04

Smoked (the sausage looking one)

cranberry cheese

A nice mature chedder

29/09/2013 at 19:07

Most of you are doing it wrong. If you're only allowed three cheeses, you're wasting a vote by picking ones that are very similar. Mine are:

cheddar or cantal
a nice goat's cheese
and something soft or semi-soft like chaource.

PS: am I allowed oatcakes?

29/09/2013 at 19:20
Red Squirrel. wrote (see)

Rosary goat cheese

Perfect.  With some Prosecco or Champagne.  And yes, lit, oatcakes.  Nairn's rough oatcakes.

If we were allowed olives I'd have some gordal olives with olive oil and a little bit of ground sea salt.  Since we're on a desert island there's probably plenty of salt available. 

If we were on a dessert island, it would have to be sticky toffee pudding.


Edited: 29/09/2013 at 19:23
29/09/2013 at 19:30

thing is, ossau-iraty is not actually that different from manchego. Maybe slightly sweeter. Seems like a wasted choice, though I agree they are both delicious.

29/09/2013 at 19:33

different textures.  And Ossau-iraty slightly smokey flavour.  Could substitute a strong mature pecorino for the manchego, also good. 

29/09/2013 at 19:33

I'm going to go and eat some cheese now.

29/09/2013 at 19:35

Where do you buy these delicious sounding cheeses?

seren nos    pirate
29/09/2013 at 19:36

somerdale Black mountain


mature chedddar

29/09/2013 at 19:38

How has Jarlsberg not got a mention? The best cheese full stop.


29/09/2013 at 19:40

Cinders - ossau-iraty and chaource are available in Sainsbury's. Cantal harder to find in UK.

29/09/2013 at 19:50

OK, my genuine choices before I saw literatin's:

Montgomery Cheddar

Colston Bassett Stilton


Basically, it has to be a Cheddar, a blue and a soft cheese, and Chaource is just bloody brilliant. Really creamy but a more complex and interesting flavour than Brie or Camembert and all that malarkey.

I'll take a chance on the booze running out. Montgomery Cheddar goes with anything, including wild boar. Please say there are boars on the island? Or warthogs or something?

29/09/2013 at 19:52
Mr A nonymous wrote (see)

How has Jarlsberg not got a mention? The best cheese full stop.



29/09/2013 at 19:57

I'm not that bothered about blue, which is why I'll have a goat's cheese in that gap in my cheeseboard. There is a restaurant in Paris which is famous for its cheeseboard (at the end of its bargainous 4-course menu specialising in game when in season) which has cantal, peppered goat's cheese, normal goat's cheese, brie, blue and something else I've forgotten. YUM.

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