Last night I had one of my favorite meals at home: crackers and cheese. That's it, just crackers and cheese. Why so little, you might ask.
Well, there are a couple of reasons. One, I don't usually like to eat a lot at the end of the day; and two,
I love cheese.
told me he had shot the cheese-making process at the world-famous Long Clawson Dairy near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, I was intrigued.
Even the name of the dairy and it's location sound delicious, don't they?
Before scrolling down to the pictures, let me tell you a little about Long Clawson Dairy:
1. They produce over
12,000,000 pounds of cheese a year--all made in the traditional methods.
2. This Dairy is one of
only five dairies in the world which is allowed to make Stilton.
3. The milk for the Stilton comes only from
By the way, if you're in a grocery store and you find some Stilton that's produced outside the UK, I have news for you.
It's not the real thing. Real Stilton has something called a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin), which is really a fancy name for
the law that says that Stilton can only be produced in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in the UK and only according to a strictly controlled method. Who knew?
All images are ©Neal Wilson
After looking at these photos, you just might feel like doing what Neal loves to do this time of year: cozy up to a fire with a glass of fine port and a wedge of this world-famous Stilton. Sounds like my kind of dinner.