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Whisky & Creamy Lancashire Cheese pairing

Creamy Lancashire Cheese whisky pairing

The other day I read that there are over 700 named British cheeses produced in the UK. What an amazing number. Add to that all the Dutch, Swiss, French, German and USA unique cheese and you have an endless list of cheese possibilities. The range in South Africa is limited. We do still manage to find great options when we look for it. This week, John came home with a Creamy Lancashire from Woolworths. A couple of weeks ago we found a delicious Red Leicester.

I expected it to taste quite similar to the Leicester, but what a difference.  Lancashire is an English cow’s-milk cheese from the county of Lancashire. Creamy Lancashire cheese is made by a traditional technique and matured for a period of 4 to 12 weeks. It has a smooth texture and an earthy creamy flavour.

The flavour reminded me of the smell in a dark wet cave, that earthy moist aroma that fills every corner of the cave.   The Creamy Lancashire is an excellent cooking cheese and when melted it maintains a smooth, even consistency.

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Whisky & Lancashire Cheese pairing

Wemyss Malts Velvet Fig

Lancashire Whisky pairing Wemyss Velvet Fig

This blended Wemyss Velvet Fig release has sherry, figs, Christmas pudding stuffed with lots of sultanas and date notes.  There are  fresh-cut flowers and hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. The spicy whisky softens with the Creamy Lancashire. The cheese looses some of its earthy notes and become nuttier. It is a rich smooth creamy combination that works really well. We give the Wemyss Malts Velvet Fig and Lancashire Cheese pairing a RATING: 4/5.

 Glen Moray Single Malt

Lancashire Whisky pairing Glen Moray

The Glen Moray is nutty and floral with hints of fruit sweetness. A soft gentle dram. We expected the Lancashire to overpower the soft whisky, but it made for a wonderfully smooth combination. It brought sweetness to the cheese and enhanced the whisky. A wonderful combination we will certainly be serving at our next whisky cheese party. We give the Glen Moray and Lancashire cheese pairing a RATING: 4/5.

 Glenfiddich 19 yo Madeira Cask

Lancashire Whisky pairing Glenfiddich Age of Discovery

We love Glenfiddich, but this is not one of our favourite releases. The Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira Cask is has notes of raisin, fruit cake, citrus and oak. There are hints of ginger and cinnamon. The pairing with the Lancashire worked nicely but not as good as the 2 pairings above. It created a sweet smooth combination that enhanced the whisky. The Glenfiddich balanced out the earthy notes of the cheese. We give this pairing a RATING: 3/5.

Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt

Lancashire Whisky pairing Monkey Shoulder

I love the Monkey Shoulder blended malt. It is an easy drinking dram and with the abundance of sweet oak, cereals and bourbon notes, we expected a great pairing. However, this was the pairing that did not work so well. The whisky is great, the cheese is great, but they don’t do anything to each other. We give the Monkey Shoulder and cheese pairing a RATING: 2,5/5.

Have you paired a Creamy Lancashire cheese with any whisky?

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11 Comments

  1. Monkey shoulder? That sounds interesting, and the packaging looks pretty cool too. I will look out for it. Too bad the pairing didn’t work out quite right. I love anything with cheese! Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam xx

  2. I have copied and pasted this link to my partner!! He is whisky and cheese obsessed! Great detailed informative post. Nicky x #DreamTeam

  3. I love this post! Trying hard to get into whiskey but throw in the cheese and I’m sure I will succeed! I feel I ought to try every suggestion you had created! Thank you! #dreamteam

  4. I love reading how you pair different drinks and foods. I’m pretty boring when it comes to my drinks, but I can live vicariously through you! lol
    #dreamteam

  5. YUmmmmm Glen Moray and lancashire cheese this sounds delicious. I am craving whiskey and it’s 7:37am, is this normal? Lol Thanks for sharing with #GlobalBlogging!

  6. I can just imagine the Velvet Fig “soothing” the taste of the earthy cheese! Mouth watering stuff! Nothing better !! Thank you for sharing! #globalblogging

    • Jeannette Wentzel

      It was delicious! Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week.

  7. Why have I never seen anything like this before?? I love whiskey…I love cheese…why have I never thought of putting them together! Will 100% be trying some of these combos over Christmas. Thanks for sharing such a great post 🙂
    #globalblogging

    • Jeannette Wentzel

      There are quite a few whisky cheese pairings on the blog. Glad you enjoyed. Thank you for stopping by.

  8. Wonderful article, I love how you are clued up on whisky! (and cheese)

    • Jeannette Wentzel

      Thank you Megan. We experiment with the pairings and have lots of fun.

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