Cheesy does it! Flavours of the sun win the day
Cheese lover Guy Jackson from Cutnall Green, near Droitwich is celebrating after his choice of a tasty new cheese flavour has been picked out of hundreds of entries in a recent competition.
Cheese maker Nick Hodgetts of Worcester-based Croome Cruisine picked the 41 year old?s cheese choice of olive and sundried tomato over 200 other entries.
Nick had? joined forces with Webbs Garden Centre and asked cheese fans to let their imagination take flight by coming up with a new flavour combination to go with Cheddar cheese. Truckles of the new cheese have been made and will be unveiled at a special Foodie Sunday at Webbs, Wychbold on 18th?May.
Mr Jackson, Category Manager for Leisure Industry, in Droitwich said, ?The whole family are cheese lovers and we also love the Mediterranean culture and food. We often eat cheese with olives and sun dried tomatoes with chorizo and as Cheddar is the king of cheeses we thought it would make a great flavour combination.?
Mr Jackson added, ?I love food, cooking and gardening and am a big fan of Croome?s Hereford Hop cheese. Webbs is one of our favourite weekend destinations with my wife Helen and twins William and Amelie, 6. When I saw the cheese competition advertised I decided to enter as it involved all the things we love. I?ve never won anything like this before and the whole family is very excited.?
Webbs Chairman, Ed Webb said, ?Mr Jackson came up with a really tasty cheese, perfect for the summer. I?m sure it will be very popular. We had lots of interesting suggestions ranging from coconut and sprout and fruit cake to southern fried chicken and strawberries and cream ? the competition really set tastebuds on fire!?
Nick Hodgetts added, “We were thrilled with the response we had and it was a difficult choice but we think Mr Jackson?s flavour of olive and sundried tomato is incredibly tasty and works brilliantly with the Cheddar to produce a delicious cheese.?
He added, ?It was difficult to narrow it down but in the end, we decided the Mediterranean themed flavour is totally different to the anything we currently produce and we can see it selling well.?
Visitors can taste the new cheese at Foodie Sunday when they can also wander around the Farmers? Market. Local folk band Fairfield and Morris Dancers will be performing between 11am-2.30pm.
This year, cheese maker Nick Hodgetts from Croome Cuisine is celebrating 25 years making award winning cheese. In 2013 Nick made an exclusive cheese with figs and honey produced from bee hives in the gardens at Webbs, Wychbold which proved very popular with customers.