Quite some blogs ago I considered the frequency of certain commodities appearing in this blog, these being, tea, beer, cakes and pies. One of these, pies, is hardly important in the large scheme of things. Looking back it should be replaced by cheese, wonderful stuff and when I was in Newtown last, I picked up two rather good lumps from the local cheese stall in the market hall.
Lovely shropshire blue - if you're careful, you can just about spread it on a piece of toast, all be it rather thickly but what's wrong with thickly. Shropshire blue cheese was invented in the 1970s but Mr Andy Williamson from Inverness. Not strong on geography but if you've got a piece in your pocket and stop for too long in a shop (for example Newtown's record shop) you soon get indications that it might be a good idea to hurry it along to a fridge.
When I was down in Newtown last year I bought a piece of local cheese made with horseradish sauce from the same stall. They didn't have any this time but instead I bought another piece from the same company (whose name I didn't note) made with mustard seeds. When I finally got to try a bit, I found it was also quite high in horseradishness - quite delicious.
Giz - Newtown's famous cheese inspector.
Goodness knows who Clifton Fadiman is but he said,"Cheese - milk's leap towards immortality."