Gin-Flavoured Cheese Exists And It's Perfect For Your Christmas Cheeseboard
What is the best thing about Christmas? Is it the presents? Is it the tucking up on the couch and watching all the Christmas films with a glass of Baileys in hand? The endless parties? Maybe, but I would argue that it is the pigging out on all the naughtiest food possible and not having to feel an ounce of guilt, because it's Christmas, right?
There are certain little goodies that we only seem to treat ourselves with at this time of year, I mean, have you ever eaten pigs in blankets during the summer? I thought not. And all the shops do their best to tempt us with their deliciously naughty goods, whether it's a litre of coffee Baileys for a tenner or Aldi selling a salted caramel joint of gammon, seriously, the treats are endless.
It seems to be getting better and better as well, as we've just discovered Gin and Lemon flavoured Cheshire Cheese. Anyone else's mouths watering?
The cheese, which won International Cheese Bronze Award earlier in the year, is described as "a masterful balance of Gin and Lemons with award winning Creamy Cheshire cheese results in a totally unique and incredibly tasty Cheese blend."
Yuuum. That's certainly one way to liven up the cheese board this Christmas.
What's more is you can grab a 200g block for just £4.75 on the Cheshire Cheese Company website. An ideal present for the cheese lover in your life maybe?
We should probably stock up anyway, because it turns out that people who eat cheese every day are less likely to have a heart attack, according to researchers at Soochow University in China.
Luckily for us, a new study has shown that eating 40g of cheese a day could actually help reduce your chances of developing certain coronary heart diseases by up to 14%.
40g isn't exactly loads, so don't be going mad with your grater just yet.
The researchers reckon that they've figured out that those who regularly eat cheese are 10% less likely to have a stroke.
This seems odd, as cheese is notoriously fatty - right? Well, they reckon that the reason for this may be that the calcium in cheese stops much of the fat being absorbed by the body. At the same time, it raises your levels of 'good' cholesterol.
I think I'll stick to my cheddar, but it's always nice to have options. For example, ASDA's got a chocolate orange cheese out just in time for Christmas.
Terry's Chocolate Orange has been around for donkey's years. It's a tried and tested recipe of ridiculously tasty chocolate and I'm all for it.
If you don't believe me about the fact it's ancient, look at this Indiana Jones-inspired advert from the 1980s...
BRB, heading to the shops to stock up.
Featured Image Credit: The Cheshire Cheese Company/ Wallace and Gromit