A little while ago I went to the Cardiff British Cheese Festival. I went last year too and it was great so we decided to had to visit again. Basically there is a huge marquee filled with hundreds of British cheeses you can try, another smaller marquee with other local produce to try and buy, and a third marquee which is a bar selling lots of local ales and ciders. There was also a hog roast stand. You can’t really beat a hog roast, especially when I ask nicely (read: be that annoying customer) so that I can get loads of the blackened crispy bits of meat from the outside. YUM.
Anyway, I’m supposed to be talking about cheese. It’s just ever so easy to get sidetracked when thinking about moist, crunchy, savoury, roasted meat… Did I tell you we’re having a hog roast for my work Christmas party? OMG am I excited about it.
Oh, but yes, cheese. Gubbeen is actually an Irish cheese. All this talk of pork seems to have dropped all of the memories of the actual flavour clear out of my head, but I do remember it was really nice!
801. Heather Honey
In the local produce tent, there was a stand selling a range of honeys. I actually bought a single malt whisky variety which is amazing - literally thick set honey with just a touch of whisky mixed in. It’s so good. I also tried the heather honey though, and you could definitely taste the slightly herbal floral flavour that the heather gave to it. One of my favourite things about honey is that you actually can tell the difference between the flowers it has been made from.
The third and final thing I tried at the festival was savory, which is a herb. It probably makes me sound like a moron, but when I tried it I was really surprised at how savoury the flavour actually was. This is definitely a case of the name accurately describing the food!
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