The Jumeirah Carlton Tower is known by foodies as being a “must do” in London. And, this gorgeous hotel lives up to its reputation in the food wine community with its new British Cheese Tasting Menu. Sample England’s best cheeses starting today at this delightful hotel in London.
Over 700 different cheeses are produced in Britain but just seven have been chosen to star on The Rib Room’s fabulous new Cheese Tasting Menu. The tasting menu costs £30 per person and will be available in this renowned London restaurant from the beginning of July.
Simon Young, Executive Chef of The Rib Room at the five-star Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge, has scoured the length and breadth of Great Britain for cheeses worthy of inclusion on the tasting menu. He is now able to reveal his final seven choices:
Celtic Promise: originally from West Wales, now produced in Godstone, Surrey.
Features of the cheese include an orange rind, supple texture and spicy aromatic flavour.
Cheese is ripened in cider hence its orange rind and fruity smell.
Smoked Gubbeen: from Schull, Ireland. Oak-smoked for a short time for a light smoky
flavour. Coated with a thin yellow wax and allowed to mature for three months.
Stinking Bishop: from Dymock, Gloucestershire. A sticky orange rind with a pungent and spirited aroma. Texture varies from firm to soft depending on season. Washed in fermented pear juice. Smells of old socks but has a full and distinctive flavour!
Stilton: from Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Britain’s favourite blue cheese but more intense than other UK blues. Meltable and full-rounded quality.
Perl Wen: from West Wales. An organic soft white cheese. Similar characteristics to a Brie. The softness of the outside blends beautifully with the fresh lemony centre.
Isle of Mull: from the Inner Hebrides. No added colouring. Blue veins develop as cheese matures.
Cerney: from Cerney, Gloucestershire. Coated with black ash / sea salt mix. Fresh, mild and pleasantly goaty with a suggestion of white wine and herbs.
This platter of seven classic cheeses is accompanied by a glass of one of the following:
• Taylors 1985
• Chateau Suduiraut, Premier Cru Classé, Sauternes 2002
• Hennessy XO
• Ardbeg 10 yo
The Rib Room’s Cheese Tasting Menu costs £30 per person menu and is only available in the evening in The Rib Room Bar from 1st July 2009.