Walking into a delicatessen around here almost seems like walking into a Python sketch now. As well as English cheeses being harder to find, it appears that French cheeses may be next on the list to go. The guy at the Newtown Deli was complaining that he has had a lot of trouble getting his usual supplies, and I couldn’t find Roquefort anywhere, last week. Maybe the exclusion from the unpasteurised cheeses ban has ended. That’ll be a sad day.
Since I couldn’t find any Red Leicester, I decided that I’d try some Rubicon Red from Ashgrove; hey guys – suck my balls! To say that Rubicon Red is a “Red Leicester style of cheese”Â is almost as truthful as saying that orange plasticineÂ is a Red Leicester style of cheese. Reading the Ashgrove website it appears that they think that adding annatto is all that’s required to make something comparable to Red Leicester. Bullshit!
Say – maybe I’m becoming a cheese snob.