Lulu’s notes

Olive’s Deputy ed­i­tor shares es­sen­tial kitchen skills, a gad­get for turn­ing your veg into spaghetti and how to rest your meat prop­erly

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Which veg­e­tar­ian cheese should I buy? It is easy to buy veg­gie ched­dar, moz­zarella and ri­cotta, and stock­ing a cheese­board is now a dod­dle too. Veg­e­tar­ian cheese boxes can be bought from pongcheese.co.uk and finecheese.co.uk. WATER­LOO

A rich, soft, but­tery cheese with a bright yel­low curd and washed rind made with Guernsey milk. About £4.50/200g, vil­lage­maid­cheese.co.uk

COL­STON BASSET BLUE STILTON

Made with cow’s milk from a co-oper­a­tive of farm­ers in Not­ting­hamshire. Creamy and smooth with a mild acid­ity, eat this at room tem­per­a­ture. Widely avail­able. About £1T.99/kg, col­ston­bas­settdairy.co.uk

LORD OF THE HUN­DREDS

This cheese is made us­ing ewe’s milk, then la­dled into bas­kets and left un­pressed giv­ing it an slightly grainy tex­ture like pecorino and a sweet, mild favour. £23.50/kg, tra­di­tion­alcheesedairy.co.uk

FINE CHEESE CO. CHED­DAR.

Hand­made us­ing milk from Dorset farms, this has a good strong, tangy, ma­ture favour. -t comes with a bur­gundy wax coat­ing. £3.99/200g, fnecheese.co.uk

GOLDEN CROSS

A silky smooth goat’s cheese log that stands up well in cook­ing as well as on a cheese­board. Made in East Sus­sex, this is rolled in char­coal be­fore a bloomy rind de­vel­ops. £7.75/220g, clarks­food­son­line.co.uk

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