News for February 2012

Trotter Hill – The only cheese for a sandwich…

Posted on February 22nd, 2012

Currently I am travelling around South East Asia, taking a break from the cooler UK climate and looking for new ideas, whilst leaving Butlers Larder in the capable hands of my younger brother Daniel.

Each day we sample the local dishes and explore the streets looking for something a little bit different. However as yet we have not found the gourmet larders and farm shops we have become accustomed to in the UK. Furthermore cheese seems to be a rarity! Cambodia has a heavy French influence stemming from the colonial days thus they do make very good baguettes. Yesterday, I decided to break from noodles and opted for a cheese and salad baguette. What a disappointment, Cambodians know a lot about noodles, they can make great bread but it turns out they do not yet know the wonderful flavour which only farmhouse cheese gives you. The ‘cheese’ I received was slices of tasteless rubbery cheddar. It will be noodles for me for the foreseeable future. However the experience has left me longing for the unique taste of a mature, tangy Lancashire cheese with its complex flavour and open texture. If you are reading this in the UK make the most of our delicious cheese. Trotter Hill is the only cheese to make a cheese sandwich with in my opinion. It’s strong flavour combined with fresh bread and a fruit chutney is heaven. However you make your sandwich, next time try it with Trotter Hill, you won’t be disappointed!

Keep Smiling,