Of Caramelised Onion English cheese and Norah
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.
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.