Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ogleshield at Borough Market

We visited the Borough Market last week, with the idea of having a quick look around and maybe grabbing something for lunch to take to Hyde Park so we could sit on the grass and enjoy the unseasonably warm sunny March weather.  This was our first trip to Borough Market, so it took a bit longer than we expected due to us getting excited about each stall we came to.  It was quite hard to choose something each for lunch, because there were so many delicious options.  In the end, Andrew chose a Melton Mowbray pork pie (surely this can never fail), and Sandi gravitated to the "Raclette" stall.  Next time we'll have to try the paella, west country cider, empenadas (this stall also has Havana alfajores from Argentina!), or the delicious sausages.  

# 11 - Ogleshield @ Kappacasein in Borough Market
This cheese is not actually Raclette, but made using a similar process and with washed rind.  There is an interesting page from Neal's Yard Dairy describing how the cheese was developed in the following link:  http://www.nealsyarddairy.co.uk/cheeses/Ogleshield.pdf 

We purchased a "Raclette" plate, where the Ogleshield was melted under a Raclette grill and scraped on top of a pile of new potatoes and a few gherkins.  This was delicious.  We thought not quite as strong as a true Raclette (in terms of brevi/contribution from washed rind) and there was a little free fat but this did not really matter.  Nice stretchy melted aromatic cheese on fresh potatoes.  Just what we needed for lunch.  Nom.

Ogleshield melted over young potatoes and gherkins.  Yum.

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