We're not just chive-talkin you here...this cheese is intense! Cotswold is creamy Double Gloucester laced with onion and chives. Each wheel that comes into Murray's is sealed in plastic and must be "burped" before being rewrapped for sale. This would be classic pub fare, served with crisps and a cool pint of ale, but we've found it great in the kitchen, too. Use it for an omelette, grilled sandwich, or cheeseburger. Founded in 1911 by a cooperative of a dozen farmers, Long Clawson Dairy produces traditional English cheeses like Stilton and Cotswold from the milk of 40 farms within the Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire areas.
Just the Facts
BourbonThink: Caramelly, crystalline cheeses have the strength to stand up to bolder booze. With sweet bourbon, these cheeses become almost like dessert.
Lagers and KolschLager, Dunkel, Schwarz, Pilsner, Kolsch Ale
Lagers run the gamut from crisp, pale Pilsners to dark-malted Dunkels and Märzens. Flavors are typically approachable and mellow, a delicate balance of toasted bread, gentle sweetness, and mild hop bitterness for structure.
Pair with: Almost any firm, mild cheese like Tomme de Savoie or Landaff Creamery Landaff.
Porters and StoutsPorter, Stout, Imperial Stout
Welcome to the dark side of beer. Porters and Stouts are born of heavily roasted malted barley, which colors the beer and develops toasty flavors recalling chocolate, coffee, and chicory. Looks can be deceiving, though: dark doesn’t always mean strong. Porters and stouts can be incredibly light in body, or big boozy affairs that pour like syrup.
Pair with: A mild, creamy blue like Cambozola Black.