Since I started this blog about 4 months ago I've been blown away by how many restaurants/bars/brand managers have contacted me basically looking for me to punt their venue or product. OBVIOUSLY it was all really tempting but that is the complete opposite of what I'm trying to do here. That would be like an anti-blog. Like a backwards blog. Like a golb.What I'm trying to do is to give you my honest opinion of all things food. What I like and what I don't.
The reason I'm telling you this is because I want to tell you a story about a package of delicious food goodies that Eat-In magazine delivered to me. The reason I accepted it was because I understood they weren't punting themselves. They were punting the amazing people who work so hard to produce the foods that they feature. It is very important to make this differentiation.
Aaaaanyway, I felt I HAD to tell you about Dalewood Fromage and the cheese/slice of rainbow that they are responsible for. Holy monkey. I had some of their 6 month Huguenot and it was ri-dic-u-lous. I grated some onto a frittata but I could easily have just eaten it with chutney and a good glass of red. It was so, so, so, so, so, so good.
They won an award at last year's Eat-In Awards ceremony and I can see why. You can check them out on www.dalewood.co.za.
Nice one Jamie, I already said so on twitter, but I appreciate your stand on the ethics of plugging restaurants and suchlike!
I also agree that the cheese was fantastic, although I got a different producer (De Pekelaar Kaas), the mature boerenkaas was phenomenal!
If you haven't already, you should try Petit France's Camembert. Probably the best locally produced that I have tasted and one of the few that is properly ripe when you buy it. They are situated in Hilton on the Midlands Meander (KZN) but you can try it out at the Neighbourgoods market in Salt River (CT) as well.
the boerenkaas from de pekelaar won a gold in its devision at the international cheese expo held in the canary islands last year... phenomenal indeed... lucky for me (but not the waist) they don't just do belegen boerenkaas but komijne aswell which is just as lovely
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