A long while ago I dedicated a post entirely to Avocados. Why? Because I love Avocados. And I also love cheese. And I very much so love Wensleydale.
Last December while I was in Florida visiting Nickolas' parents for New Years, his mother served us some wine and cheese. There sat a white cheese with red things in it. I had no idea what it was, when I looked at it, it appeared to me as a savory cheese. Little did I know, it was going to be my newest favorite cheese.
Describing Wensleydale is hard. Because in fact, Wensleydale is soft. In comparison to Feta, Wensleydale is slightly softer, it is crumbly and can only be sliced when cold. Otherwise you end up with small crumbles. But on the other hand, Wensleydale, just like most cheeses is better served at room temperature.
Wensleydale comes in a vareity "flavors" it comes with blueberries, apricots and cranberries.
Personally, I think the one with cranberries is THE BEST. The Apricot is just not what you'd expect it to be and I actually have never had the blueberry one (yet) but I still think the cranberry one will beat it out.
I'm not sure what you are suppose to eat this cheese with, I can eat a whole block by myself, and that's usually how things go down. I try to savor it, I try to make it last, but it's a huge addiction, I'm in deep. I think it is a holiday cheese, and I am actually hoping for that because I would love to buy a whole wheel of it. For me It tastes good with crackers, it would probably taste good with some sliced turkey. You know, like Thanksgiving dinner? Maybe.. not.
I have probably consumed 3/4 a wheel by now, and I am trying to come up with some recipes to use it in. Otherwise, I will just stick to eating it right out of the packaging
Where can you buy Wensleydale in the states: Whole Foods. 16.99/lb. (But of course you can just ask to cut you a sliver for a tasting. And a 2 inch thick block costs about 5 -7 dollars)