Just before Christmas, LM and I had a party. We invited everyone we love and opened our house from 12 – 12 (what were we thinking)… and in our carefully worded invitation (with many E17 references – an opportunity not to be be missed) we promised mince pies, mulled wine, much communal singing and cheese.
Lots of cheese.
A Christmas party is not a Christmas party without a stonking (stinking) cheese board. And I was determined to create the ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS CHEESEBOARD, complete with every condiment and chutney you could hope for. And luckily for me, I live round the corner from Froth & Rind – experts in cheese, toasties, coffee, craft beer and vintage furniture pop-ups.
I called them up and we chatted on the phone, discussed the merits of goat versus sheep, oozy versus hard, and they even sent me pictures on Twitter to help me make my decisions…
After much back and forth and umming and ahhing (on my part) I made my final selections and the result was an Ultimate Christmas Cheeseboard that I was extremely proud of… and one that got completely demolished at the party – a jolly good sign, I thought.
My Ultimate Christmas Cheeseboard
Colston Bassett Stilton
Cave Aged Cheddar
Vacherin Mont d’Or
We had lots of different types of cheese crackers and biscuits – some very light and plain, (Carr’s Water Biscuits) and some more flavourful, dense and textured…
Froth & Rind are a bit of an institution here in Walthamstow, and if you are a cheese lover and live out of town, you should definitely make the pilgrimage.
They’ll curate you a cheese board, pop together a hamper for you, or if you have the time, do settle in for one of their famous cheese toasties, which are nothing short of outstanding.
I may have had one yesterday…
Thank you to Froth and Rind for all your help in pulling together my Ultimate Christmas Cheeseboard – everyone, including me, absolutely loved it.
Froth and Rind
37 Orford Road
All chutneys, fruit cheeses and jams are from the lovely Tracklements.