Cheese-tasting at The Red Lion in Stathern
Great Food Mag has just returned from a waist-line expanding cheese-tasting session at The Red Lion, Stathern.
The event was run by Tim Brown (pictured centre) of The Melton Cheeseboard and was held to help The Red Lion and sister pub The Olive Branch of Clipsham, Rutland, to choose their new cheeseboards for the menus. On the left of the picture is Marcus Welford, landlord of The Red Lion and on the other side of Tim in white is Sean Hope, head chef and joint-owner of The Olive Branch.
Judging by the samples on offer, their new cheeseboards will be fantastic and we can’t wait to check them out soon. Some of the highlights of the tasting were Long Clawson Leicester – a beautiful, nutty, caramel-tasting cheese; Lancashire Black Bomb (pictured below) – a incredibly rich Lancs number that comes wrapped in a round black wax; Appleby Cheshire – a simple but wonderful-tasting creation (Cheshire is widely considered Britain’s oldest cheese, by the way); and intense Lanark Blue – a taste-bud popping fizzer of thing.