Valentine’s is often associated with chocolate but what about those amongst us who have tastebuds tuned to more savoury tendencies?
For a Valentine’s gift for cheese lovers, why not make you own love board crammed with your favourite cheese selections and accompaniments to serve after a romantic dinner?
To create the best cheese lovers’ gift this Valentine’s, we would suggest that it includes a variety of different cheeses. For starters, every cheeseboard needs to include Britain’s most famous and popular cheese – Cheddar, and traditional Welsh Cheddars like Dragon offer a wide choice whatever your preference.
For something smooth and creamy, go for a Mild Cheddar whilst a Mature Cheddar goes especially well with a robust glass of red wine and Vintage Cheddar with Prosecco. If you’re watching those calories, then the Dragon Mature Reduced Fat has 30% less fat whilst still delivering a great taste.
For something special, then the Valentine’s cheeseboard must include our Cavern Aged Cheddar, which we mature 500 feet below ground at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau FFestiniog. Despite being a cheddar, this cheese has a distinct flinty undertone derived from being matured underground in the cavern.
For something mild, salty and exceptionally Welsh then go for Dragon Caerphilly as this will really hit the mark. Dragon Caerphilly is made to a traditional Welsh recipe using our own Welsh milk (we tried to make it more Welsh, but couldn’t!). It’s made as it was year’s ago when miners used to have Caerphilly for lunch as it provided essential and vital vitamins and minerals.
For a cheese with even more flavour, the Vintage Cheddar with Leek really packs a punch. With an oniony tang from the leeks that perfectly complement the cheddar, this cheese is best served with a plain water biscuit or oatcake so that the exceptional taste isn’t lost.
This nicely brings us onto accompaniments. Selecting what to serve with cheese is just as important, and we recommend a selection of good quality biscuits with different textures to create more interest and choice. Dried fruits, nuts, slices of apple and pear are great options, as of course do celery, pickles and chutneys.
We hope that we’ve provided inspiration of what to serve after dinner for this Valentine’s Day -we’re sure cheese lovers won’t be disappointed!
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