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forget camembert, take up tunworth instead

howler Feb 18, 2012 07:52 AM

available from neals yard, tunworth's cheese is superior to any camembert i've tasted. so tasty, such great texture and such a wonderful mushroomy damp forest floor aroma. an astonishing cheese.

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    Harters Feb 18, 2012 08:08 AM

    It's interesting to see cheesemakers make soft French style cheese better than the original. There's quite a few around nowadays, mainly coming from the south west. This one only seems to be available from specialist cheese shops in southern counties

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      johnnypd Feb 18, 2012 08:45 AM

      nothing can replace my beloved camembert, but i shall check this out. when i lived in california i used to eat stuff that had been smuggled in, but you had to know the right people to get the good stuff. ;)

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        NorthernFood Feb 18, 2012 02:59 PM

        I'll second the love for Tunworth. A truly wonderful cheese. Had a lovely one over Christmas, oozing and cabbagey as it warmed.

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        Kelly Feb 22, 2012 05:55 AM

        Hear, hear! Tunworth was one of our most recent NY discoveries, and we squirrelled away a round of it in our bag -- it made the return to Brussels much more pleasant (as did the wedges of Spenwood, Cornish Yarg, Montgomery Cheddar, Isle of Mull Cheddar (what is life without comparative studies?) and a FABULOUS stinky washed rind gem from County Cork called Milleens Dotes). UK farmhouse cheeses are extraordinary.

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          Harters Feb 24, 2012 06:56 AM

          Milleens is a star cheese. There are several similarly styled cheeses from cork and the surrounding area - all good.

        2. FarleyFlavors Feb 23, 2012 12:24 AM

          I haven't tried it, but having looked it up I see it's made from unpasteurised Ayrshire milk, which probably goes some way to explaining its tastiness.

          Many years back I was in a B&B in the Lake District and the owner had secured a camembert-like cheese which had actually been made in Ayrshire. It was truly wonderful.

          The kicker ? The B&B owner was a Frenchman, who freely admitted that the cheese was better than any he had tasted in France. Praise indeed.

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