A cheese, charcuterie, wine and beer store in the heart of Crystal Palace, South London.

Ploughman’s Lunch: A History

Ploughman’s Lunch: A small meal of bread, cheese and pickle eaten in the middle of the day, especially served in a pub (Cambridge Dictionaries Online). Cheese Crusty bread Butter Pickled onions (or some other pickle) Washed down with a fine pint Where and when does this oldy-worldy...

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A British institution

“Beer: An alcoholic drink made from yeast-fermented malt flavoured with hops” (Oxford English Dictionary) Beer is as old as civilisation itself. Beer residues have been found in vessels from the earliest settlements dating back 8 to 10 thousand years ago, when humans discovered a new way of...

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Beer vs Wine with Cheese

Wine with my cheese course? Nah, I’ll have some beer thanks! “What, what what?” I hear you say. “What a ridiculous concept; beer doesn’t go with any food but curry!” Well, I beg to differ. And to prove that beer is a real alternative to wine when it comes to drink pairings with...

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The ‘Joke of the Cheese Counter’

Stinking Bishop If your reaction was, ‘Nope, don’t like strong stinky cheeses’ then you’re not alone. Stinking Bishop is a washed-rind cheese. All this means is that the cheese is ‘washed’, or ‘bathed’, in a solution of either salt or alcohol (such as cider, beer, wine or...

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