Cheese and Wine

So… This happened this evening.

cheese and wine

Ross and I had our own retro cheese and wine evening for two (since we couldn’t go to the pub).  Baked Camembert, my favourite nutty Manchego, Ross’ favourite Saint Agur, and some Parlick Fell sheeps’ cheese.

cheese and wine

 Manchego. Best cheese ever. Like, ever.  If you ever want to buy me a present, I’ll never ever sniff at a nice wedge of Manchego. 

cheese and wine

We ate our cheeses with sliced apple, grapes and cubes of bread to dip in the melty melty gooey oozy camembert.  

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a pinot grigio blush in Aldi.  Honestly, I am not a massive rosé drinker so I wasn’t sure if I’d like it, and really just chose it because I like to mix things up a little from time to time.  Happily, it was lovely and I’ve bought it a few times since, so thats what we drunk tonight.   

cheese and wine

Dinner of Champions.

To bake a Camembert, preheat the oven to 180°c/gas mark 4.  Remove any plastic packaging but keep the wooden box.  Score a circle, about a centimetre in from the edge of the cheese all the way around the top, and then return the cheese to the the box, leaving off the lid.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the middle is oozy, like in the photo above. 

cheese and wine

Our dinky mouse cheeseboard was a wedding gift from Ross’ Granny.  It was handmade by his grandfather.  We use it a lot and it’s very very loved. 

So there endeth our brilliant dinner! I might make it a monthly thing – wouldn’t that be a good way to try out different cheeses?

 

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