Of Caramelised Onion English cheese and Norah

Thursday, March 24, 2011
English Cheese with Caramelised onion

The short story is that while we were at The Creamery at Hawes in England, Lauralea and I tasted an amazing Caramelised Onion English cheese which they didn't have travel sizes of, and that is the cheese we've been talking about ever since.

Till today.

Today we were down at the trendy Granville Island market here in Vancouver, and wandering past a cheese shop I offhandedly asked if the gentleman had ever heard of cheese with caramelised onion in it. He looked at me for a second, then with a smile on his face, pointed out just such a cheese. Our mouths fell open as we saw before our eyes, the only cheese he had with caramelised onions, and it was from that very creamery on the other side of the earth.

We couldn't believe it. We grabbed two precious lumps of it and paid nearly it's plane fare for a first class seat. After supper we opened one block and the taste was just as we had remembered. It took us right back to The Creamery in Hawes, North Yorkshire.

That was nearly worth the 26 hour drive here and back.

Well nearly. Norah has been the prize of this journey, but the cheese was the icing on top.

We start for home and the snow and drifts tomorrow. Back late tomorrow night, with a block and a half of cheese left.


  1. You make it sound very delectable. We treated ourselves to three cheese fondue last Saturday featuring three cheeses not terribly common to us. It was good and nice to experience new cheeses.

    Growing up it was cheddar, mozzarella or marble. Still my three favs, but one day it dawned on me that I'm an adult and if I want to try something different, yes, more expensive, we are fully able.

    Enjoy the creaminess & best of travels to you. Bring home a few memories of the little bundle of joy, too. ;)

  2. And its always good to travel with an emergency food supply - so there - added justification.


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