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Photo Article: My present to myself - it is Christmas

Tom Winnifrith
Saturday 17 December 2016

I am not sure when I discovered this particular gift but it is now a tradition at Christmas that I give to all my closest family (2 sisters, 3 steps, my father, one uncle, one Aunt and one cousin of my mother) that which I give to myself. My father gets a couple of other bottles as a bonus but for everyone else it is this one gift. Outside that circle I am afraid I tend to ignore a wider family.. Is that a sin? I do rather worry about that.

As you can see it is a cheese. A Yarg. It sounds like an old Cornish name but it is a relatively modern cheese created by a Mr Gray ( geddit? work it out). A softish cheese wrapped in nettles, it is my favoured cheese and the relatives all seem to like it too.

As a diabetic I eat relatively little cheese these days and miss it dreadfully. But as its Christmas I have already enjoyed a couple of slices as you can see below.

If you have never tried Yarg I really cannot recommend it highly enough. It is one of the finest of the British cheeses.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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