Lady Grey is the latest cheese from Martin Gott and Nicola Robinson of St. James cheese, and as you might expect, Her Ladyship is a cheese of real refinement.
How Much Cheese To Buy
We recommend a portion size of 70-120g per person depending on when you are eating the cheese. 70g is ample if you are serving the cheese immediately after a large meal or as part of a buffet. If the cheese is the main part of the meal you will need to allow at least 100g per person and you may prefer to go to 120g if you think your guests will be particularly hungry (or just very fond of cheese!).
However, if you are only a small party, you may find that the pieces look a little small. In this case, choose fewer pieces, or even just one cheese, so that you can present your guests with something that looks more substantial. If you want to provide a wider choice of cheeses, just go for slightly larger pieces and enjoy the leftovers yourself the next day.
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Lady Grey is the latest cheese from Martin Gott and Nicola Robinson of St. James cheese, and they have taken the bold and rare step of using natural starter cultures rather than the bought ones that most cheesemakers use. There is a rich tradition of natural cheesemaking which has excellence rather than consistency at its heart. The cheeses are made in tiny batches of only 16 cheeses and each one is different from the last. They display a range of textures and flavours from grassy to herbaceous, refreshing to earthy, or even mushroomy. As the cheeses develop, a glossy cream line can appear under the ashed, mottled coat. A myriad of different hued moulds make their homes on the surface of the cheeses bringing fuller, deeper flavours.
*A whole Lady Grey weighs approximately 1.6kg. Smaller weights are a cut of a whole cheese.