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Which cheese to eat with Christmas fruit cake

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FushiaFernica Thu 13-Dec-12 11:25:34

Does anyone know of a cheese that would taste nice eaten with Christmas fruit cake? It is a fruit cake without icing, I just feel it would taste nicer eaten with a bit of cheese.

IsaXMASbelleRinging Sat 15-Dec-12 22:33:10

Cheshire is good with fruitcake, it has a similar texture to wensleydale (as does caerphilly or a mild lancashire)

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 15-Dec-12 15:17:36

Pish- that should be Wendsley*d*ale

(still don't know if my spelling is right) blush

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 15-Dec-12 15:16:15

I've bought a piece of Wendsleygale today to have with my cake .No marzipan or icing on it this year.

I had thin sliced crumbly cheese with fruit cake in York a few years back and it was lush.

marriedandwreathedinholly Sat 15-Dec-12 15:00:44

FIL used to eat it with cheshire. Bloody odd if you ask me. I can see how the acidity cuts across the richness of the fruit but seriously I prefer my Christmas cake with a cup of tea and my cheese with a cracker or an oatcake.

thegreylady Fri 14-Dec-12 21:18:13

Wensleydale,Lancashire or Caerphilly equally gorgeous-not blue cheese or soft cheese.
White Stilton is nice too.I'd avoid anything with fruit in it.

Ihatemytoes Fri 14-Dec-12 16:33:05


SantaWearsGreen Fri 14-Dec-12 15:16:35

Cranberry wensleydale..mmm. Or white stilton.

Allalonenow Thu 13-Dec-12 22:49:29

Up to now Wensleydale is the clear favourite, with twice as many votes as Stilton, Cheddar or Lancashire.

I'm a Stilton or Lancashire girl, maybe we need a poll??

ceeveebee Thu 13-Dec-12 21:47:17

Only Lancashire should be eaten with Christmas cake grin

spookysal Thu 13-Dec-12 21:41:03

I really didn't need to bother with the biscuits for cheese this year did I grin

IsaXMASbelleRinging Thu 13-Dec-12 21:25:54

It has to be Wenslydale!!!!!!!!! Anything other than a crumbly mild white cheese is just wrong.

Bluestocking Thu 13-Dec-12 21:25:48

Wensleydale. So delicious! But a mature cheddar is nice with fruit cake too.

DewDr0p Thu 13-Dec-12 21:22:32

Lancashire is the traditional choice imho but Cheshire might also work. Yum.

Tiggles Thu 13-Dec-12 21:21:19

I eat it it with a mature cheddar.

purpleloosestrife Thu 13-Dec-12 20:22:15

Cheshire cheese is nice with cake, too. My DH is a convert to cheese and cake now too!

Allalonenow Thu 13-Dec-12 19:22:11

Manchego or Lancashire or Feta would all work, but Blue Stilton would be my favourite.

Leeds2 Thu 13-Dec-12 19:12:46

Wensleydale for me too!

TheSkiingGardener Thu 13-Dec-12 19:02:54

Wensleydale! Both in the same bite!

spookysal Thu 13-Dec-12 19:02:01

Do you eat the cake and then eat the cheese?

Sounds a delicious combination!

shrimponastick Thu 13-Dec-12 18:58:29

Wensleydale or a strong cheddar work well IMO.

Haven't cut into our cake yet - we hav to wait until we have the tree up.

lilolilmanchester Thu 13-Dec-12 18:31:24

another vote for Red Leicester

LoonvanBoon Thu 13-Dec-12 12:38:12

I love rich fruit cake with manchego.

Lilymaid Thu 13-Dec-12 11:43:28

White Stilton or Wensleydale or a mild (not "tasty") Lancashire.

FushiaFernica Thu 13-Dec-12 11:42:39

Thanks thought I was being weird, some great suggestions, think Stilton may be a bit hardcore for me, but def going to try Wensleydale and Red Leicester, fab! smile

stretch Thu 13-Dec-12 11:32:43

We eat it with cheese every year. Just after Xmas, I take the icing off, cake is a bit drier and crumblier, delicious with the slightly nutty taste of Red Leicester. DH used to look like this at the combination...hmm when I first met him, now he's a convert!

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