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Comté Meets England Cheeseboard

Katie has lived in London for 2 years, after a decade living in NYC (and prior to that born and raised in the Midwest). The cheeses of England have become one of the perks of her expat life, in addition to her all-time favorite cheese, Comté, which is readily available, too! Whenever she hosts friends, her go-to cheeseboard is a combination of outstanding British cheeses — like the blue cheese Stichelton (similar to Stilton), the washed rind sheep’s milk cheese Riseley, and the salty & peppery goat’s milk cheese shaped like a pyramid, Tymsboro. (Fun fact: Katie visited the farmhouse dairy in Somerset where Tymsboro is made and actually helped make some of the cheese, herself!). She also adds quintessentially English accompaniments to the board, like chutney, picalilli, and Staffordshire oatcakes. This variety of local cheeses plus Comté’s alpine style and delightfully nutty taste make for a combination of goodies that her guests adore, every time!