“ Brand: Ilchester / Type: Cheese „
My mum first brought this cheese ages ago but I didn't try it until last week because the different coloured layers looked too messed around with for me. Now I've had it once I love it though and it's even nicer when you grate the block up and have all the different cheeses mixed together.
The layers are made up of Double Gloucester, Red Leicester, Cheshire, Derby and Somerset Cheddar. All the cheeses are sliced equally so if you've got a particular favourite out of all those then you know you're going to get a fair amount in each slice.
We buy ours prepacked like the picture Dooyoo have got up, but you can also get it off the deli in most f the supermarkets. I'm not sure of the price but my mum said it's not as dear as it looks.
All 5 of the cheeses are mega creamy and taste like they are wicked quality. I love Ilchester cheeses anyway but this one is one of the best I reckon because it's so unusual and delish. The cheeses are all lovely and smooth with rich traditional flavours, you can tell they're high quality and have been picked perfectly to complement each other.
Last night I sliced some quite thin and had it on toast, because of there being 5 very different cheeses on there they all melted different. The middle one is the Cheshire cheese and thats the creamiest tasting of all of them, unfortunatley that was the one that didn't melt quite so well so I ended up with a mix of melted and non-melted cheese on my toast. It looked wicked though because as the other cheeses melted it kept it's stripes on the toast! lol
I reckon this would look perfect on a cheese board for Xmas because it's dead unusual looking and best of all it shows that you don't have to go abroad to taste wonderful cheese. I like most cheeses I've tried but do love English cheese more than any other, and here Ilchester have got 5 of the best known and yummiest together and created a masterpiece in looks and taste!