Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa is inviting cheese enthusiasts to join its award-winning restaurant team for a grand celebration of British cheese; with a deliciously tempting themed menu running in the Hotel’s two-AA-rosette restaurant, Squires, until Tuesday 12th June.
Created by executive head chef Sean Melville, the three-course British Cheese Celebration menu showcases the nation’s favourite artisan cheeses through innovative dishes.
What’s more, in line with the hotel’s ongoing commitment to supporting suppliers and food producers in the region, the menu features a number of local heroes too:
- Binham Blue is produced at Copys Green Farm in Wighton, Norfolk. A soft blue marbled cheese, it has a creamy texture and good character with a sweet tang, which is not too overwhelming to the palette. This makes it the perfect pairing for braised beef, so the Squires team has created a hearty braised beef and Binham Blue pie with a thyme crust.
- Suffolk Gold is made in Creeting St Mary, Suffolk by artisan cheesemakers Jason and Katherine Salisbury. Created using the rich milk from Guernsey cows, Suffolk Gold is similar to a cheddar, but with a more buttery, luscious flavour, and a rich golden colour. For the British Cheese Celebration menu, Suffolk Gold has been transformed into a beautiful hollandaise sauce to accompany smoked haddock, chive mash, buttered spinach and a poached duck egg.
- Wobbly Bottom Goat’s Cheese, hand-crafted on the Wobbly Bottom Farm in Hertfordshire, this goat’s cheese is fresh, young and simple and has been used to create a truly unique dessert – apple and Wobbly Bottom Goat’s Cheese baklava, served with melon sorbet.
Other examples of dishes on the three-course British Cheese Celebration menu include: a crab and cream cheese tian to start; a wild mushroom and seared halloumi risotto with crispy asparagus and a cheese bon bon for main; and an exotic dessert of ginger and maple soaked feta, with watermelon, berries and a maple brioche crouton.
A real treat for all cheese connoisseurs, the British Cheese Celebration menu costs £22.00 per main course, £26.00 for two courses, or £30.00 for three courses. The full menu can found here.