Cheese and Crackers are a British staple. In celebration of the upcoming Jubilee, cheese expert Emma Young, has come up with her favourite cheese and cracker pairings, featuring British cheeses and our sourdough crackers.
1. Rosemary & Sea Salt Sourdough Crackers + West Country Vintage Reserve Cheddar
At a royal Jubilee, vintage is fitting, especially when it comes to cheese. The West Country Vintage Reserve Cheddar is wonderfully rich, milky and caramelly with an appetising acidity and pleasing crunch. The perfumed, herbal notes and the intensity of rosemary cuts through the sweet, milky & savoury elements of the West Country Vintage Reserve Cheddar, making a winning combination.
2. Rye & Charcoal Sourdough Crackers + Abergavenny Goats’ Cheese
The royals are fans of an English goats’ cheese, in fact, William and Kate had it served on their wedding day. While that specific cheese may not be within budget, The Abergavenny Goats’ Cheese from Sainsbury’s is a perfect substitute. The bright, white cheese goes perfectly with the bold, dark charcoal cracker. It’s rindless, moussey and has an alluring sweetness, acidity and simplicity which makes for a perfect match with the cereal flavours and minerality in the cracker.
3. Original Sourdough Crispbread + Kirkham’s Lancashire
The royal family are all about tradition, the same goes with this traditional cheese. This cheese is the only unpasteurised Lancashire left in existence. Each bite is tasting a piece of history. Its flavours are of rich butter, with a soft yet crumbly paste which melts in the mouth. This cheese has a gentle acidity and a slight earthy note on the finish. Hence, all these elements make the combination work brilliantly with the malty, Original Sourdough Crispbread, allowing both cheese and crispbread to shine. Perfect for the guests after a more simple pairing.
4. Fig & Spelt Sourdough Crackers + Long Clawson Blue Stilton
The Blue Stilton from Long Clawson is salty and spicy with notes of cereal throughout. The delicate sweetness from the whole fig pieces, honey and spelt in the sourdough crackers works in harmony with the Stilton and its dense, fudgey paste. This creates the perfect texture contrast with the crunch of the cracker. A classic pairing for any traditional cheeseboard.
5. Poppy Seed Sourdough Crackers + Tunworth
Did you know in Britain we create something as great as a French Camembert? Introducing Tunworth. This is a raw milk cheese which comes perfectly ripe with a good breakdown throughout. The flavours are of mushroom, rich milk and a little cabbage. Then, the gentle bitterness from the Poppy Seed Sourdough Crackers and their slightly vegetal flavour profile enhances the richness of the Tunworth and its equally vegetal guise.
Sourdough crackers and crispbreads
Our hand-baked sourdough crackers and crispbreads are the perfect accompaniment to the ultimate British cheeseboard.