Archive | September, 2013

Best tweets about Rindwash cheese item Sunday Brunch C4 15 Sept 13

17 Sep

Donatina’s Kitchen ‏@Donatinas15 Set

Jerome the Cheese Man for London Mayor @SundayBrunchC4 “NEVER SERVE CHEESE IN EVEN NUMBERS!” Suddenly everything in the world makes sense.


Gastrono-me ‏@Gastrono_me15 Set

Loved Jerome @Rindwash on @SundayBrunchC4 this morning, true cheese passion!


Elodie ‏@PurpleElmo15 Set

I love Jerome the cheese man! Straight to the point: so French! @SundayBrunchC4


Fiona T O’Malley ‏@1Feef15 Set

Jerome the cheese man on @SundayBrunchC4 My favourite French man apart from Thierry Henry! Can he be on every week?


Helen Stevens ‏@helenstevens115 Set

Great cheese find @SundayBrunchC4! Jerome @Rindwash will be happy to know yesterday’s mac and fromage trumped mac and cheese mille fois!


Paul Peterson ‏@pp0815 Set

I want to just eat cheese with Jerome who was on @SundayBrunchC4 there. How much passion? I could eat cheese all day! What a guy he was.


Helen McGrory ‏@Helz_McGrory15 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 Jerome the cheese man @Rindwash is my absolute fave! #CheeseHero


Selina Julien ‏@SelinaJulien15 Set

Cheese man Jerome is making me cry with laugher. I do love a bit of cheese and this dude is so damn passionate @SundayBrunchC4


Olivia Smith ‏@liv_smith15 Set

Oh, Jerome the Cheese Man. What a beauty. @SundayBrunchC4


Jemma Gibbons ‏@jemmagibbons9015 Set

Cracking up at jerome the cheese man on sunday brunch


Sarah Cann ‏@sarahmarie27922h

@SundayBrunchC4 @Rindwash inspired by the cheese man, we had Lanark blue cheese for tea. Absolutely delicious!




Tom ‏@ScouseScous15 Set

Just watching @SundayBrunchC4 with @rubytuesday33 and discovered @Rindwash is a genius!!!! Get him his own show. He’s fantastic!!!!!!


Nicola Douce ‏@NicolaDouce15 Set

I don’t like cheese but loved @Rindwash it’s good to see people with passion – bf loved it too and he LOVES cheese @SundayBrunchC4


Hazel McGibbon ‏@HMcgibbon15 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 Loving the cheese guy. He is so passionate about it and that really comes across. Very interesting. #impressed #cheeseman


Gail Davies ‏@GailDavies4015 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 @Rindwash @TheAlexJames Haha the cheeseman is crackers!!


Scott Walker ‏@ScottAWalkerEsq15 Set

I like this cheeseman on #SundayBrunch



Ewan Stronge ‏@ewanstronge15 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 brilliant to see @rindwash back on the show….so funny and knows his cheese….should be a regular!



Fi McCarthy ‏@Fizzafi15 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 @Rindwash @TheAlexJames yummy I off to create a cheese board now…! Pass the water biscuits!!!


Lucy ‏@lbishop3015 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 @Rindwash @TheAlexJames #cheesemonger! Genius! ❤Cheese that was a bit of a cheese off!


ianwilky ‏@GuernseyWilky15 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 @Rindwash @TheAlexJames loved Jerome. Get him back for longer!!!


Franabelle ‏@FranabelleXxX15 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 literally LOVE @Rindwash #perfectman


gemma lawson ‏@gemmiegem15 Set

@vickijanel this is cheese guy @Rindwash as seen on @SundayBrunchC4 !! Amazing


Nicola Douce ‏@NicolaDouce15 Set

I don’t like cheese but loved @Rindwash it’s good to see people with passion – bf loved it too and he LOVES cheese @SundayBrunchC4


Joseph Daniel Kelly ‏@JosephDKelly15 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 Jerome the cheese man @Rindwash is brilliant ! #WhatsHisName?


Hannah Smyth ‏@MissHanSmyth15 Set

@SundayBrunchC4: This is going to be a FULL ON CHEESE FEST.Our cheese hero Jerome (@rindwash) is here with @TheAlexJames“-Amazing! #nomnom


Camille Ainsworth ‏@CamilleJTA15 Set

@Rindwash enjoyed that! You need to do a cheese youtube channel or something. Mmmmmmmmm.


Michaela Simpson ‏@MichaelaS6915 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 @Rindwash @TheAlexJames – off to buy cheese straight after the show…….brilliant #cheese


Lucy Goldstraw ‏@lucycg1715 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 @Rindwash @TheAlexJames oh my days, his accent is melting me like a warm Camembert!! 😉


Carys Davis ‏@CarysDavis15 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 @Rindwash @TheAlexJames That fact about cheese boards always having an uneven number of cheeses has TOTALLY blown my mind.


A4+ ‏@adrian4acn15 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 @Rindwash @TheAlexJames #Cheese The evil in the fridge. I can hear it calling me and its not even mid day. #CheeseEvil


Dave ‏@scrim1015 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 @Rindwash @TheAlexJames This cheese bloke looks like a scouser with a French accent !!


Kevin Head ‏@EvilAwkeye15 Set

@Rindwash #forgetsboutyourself sounding like a gangster @SundayBrunchC4


Sophie Dinsdale ‏@Sophie_Dinsdale15 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 @Rindwash @TheAlexJames I’m in HEAVEN


Sunday Brunch ‏@SundayBrunchC415 Set

This is going to be a FULL ON CHEESE FEST. Our cheese hero Jerome (@rindwash) is here with @TheAlexJames. It’s like Blur and Oasis again.


Claire Colquhoun ‏@Claire_Colqu15 Set

@docbrown88, @AshleyBanjo and the #CheeseMan! Best line up of @SundayBrunchC4 guests ever!!


shona jeffrey ‏@shobolina15 Set

@SundayBrunchC4 the cheese man is ohhhh so very serious ,love it


How to compose a cheese platter?

12 Sep



Before i go forward with buying any cheese, i need to understand my guests, I will be mindful not to buy what I like only, I ll treat myself another day, importantly I need to know how much cheese should i buy?

If I want to have just enough cheese for my event, I usually advise 75 grams up to 100 grams per guest, for special occasions, i.e Christmas, wedding, I will increase that weight. Often some guests decide not to have any cheese, they have eaten enough or simply don’t like it, they usually account for 20% of my total number of guest. Once chosen the weight per guest and finalized the number of guests, I should now have a total weight which will allow me to go forward which making my selection of cheese.

Let us recap: 10 friends are coming for dinner, I bet on 8 of them only to have cheese, i ll be generous and go for 120 grams per head, 8 X 120g= 960g ( to a kilo ), sounds good to me.

Now I will choose the following options:

The single cheese platter: A whole single cheese may be a good choice. It is original and beautiful at once. For a large country lunch, in a rather relaxed atmosphere, you may offer an entire 3kg wheel of Brie de Meaux, a 600g medium Vacherin Mont d’or for every body to dig in, it will look stunning on the table and your guests will not fail to gather around the cheese.

The classic cheese platter: A classic and mouth-watering formula.For example 5 to 7 cheeses issued from different families.

This is an overview of cheese families, cheeses made all over the world will fall in any of these categories.

FRESH ( a fresh goat curd which you can handle safely and flavour maybe, a young white immaculate rindless crottin )

CHEVRE ( The whole family includes any lactic goat cheese, they made in a variety of shape, button, log, pyramid, barrel, they are eaten young ( a few days ) to aged ( a couple of months and more sometimes ) and are either white aged  ( a natural rind usually geotrichum grows on the cheese, I find they have more sharpness ) like Charolais or Stawley. or ash coated ( an ancestral technique, the ash coating protects the cheese, neutralizes surface acidity, creates a more varied rind flora which gives the cheese undergrowth notes) like Valencay, Tymsboro, Cerney .

SOFT WITH WHITE BLOOM ( Camembert de Normandie, Brie de Meaux, Baron Bigod, St Jude or the lush, some would say decadent cream enriched Brillat Savarin, Vignotte, Delice de Bourgogne.

HARD COOKED PRESSED ( Comté, Beaufort )/UNCOOKED PRESSED ( Cantal, Cheddar, Hafod, Manchego )

SOFT WASHED ( Époisses de Bourgogne, Munster, Rollright, Stinking Bishop, Maroilles, Puig.

BLUE VEINED ( Stilton, Roquefort, Kraftkar Word Cheese Awards 2016 winner )

 FLAVOURED ( often a cheese from any of the above categories which has been flavoured such as truffled cheeses or a fresh goat cheese coated in herbs and spices, beware there has been and are some very odds one on the market, cheddar with ketchup to name only one, it was not a success! )

Terroir is as important to artisan cheese as it is to wine! Indeed the geology, geography and climate will determine the flora on which animals graze. This does not apply to any industrial mass produced cheeses made from standardized milk, the only bit of terroir in there is the picture on the cheese! The same applies for seasonality, standardized milk for mass production have taken away any seasonal taste variations ( the aim is to produce something that will be the same from January to December ), seek artisan cheeses and you may notice your cheese will offer different experiences along the year.

The three cheese platter from the same region: This composition allows you to associate all the goodness from the same region.You may for instance want to try the following New Forest platter:

Rosary goat cheese, Lyburn stoney cross, Loosehanger Old Sarum Blue cheese,

Paired with three strength of cider from New Forest Cider, go and see Mary Topp at Borough Market, Barry her dad might be around, or have a look at I love the guys.

Dine with cheese: You may conceive a whole dinner around cheese,it will be an exciting and flavoursome adventure. On the first page, i presented the cheese families, their order respects the flavour crescendo. You may choose three to 5 cheeses per family and serve in the same order. To compliment such a dinner, it is good to provide a variety of breads and finely sliced vegetables of your choice to temper some cheeses.

I personally do my utmost to purchase solely unpasteurized cheeses, this is not to say that some pasteurized cheeses cannot be good, I just made my mission to focus on raw milk cheeses as part of my Food Safety job, there is a lot of unjustified fear associated with those cheeses.

I must give you the following advices:

it may not be suitable to persons with a low immune system, i.e pregnant women, elderly, toddlers. Dairy allergies must not be forgotten either.

Some cheeses contain lysozyme used as an antibacterial, it is an enzyme issued from the egg which may cause allergies to some!

Speak to your cheeseman!