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Welsh Red Dragon

Posted by on January 8, 2012

Since my plan to sample every cheese in Monty Python’s Cheese Shop sketch (in order, duh) has been foiled by the seeming unavailability of Red Leicester on this side of the ocean, I had to improvise at the grocery store this morning. The Welsh Red Dragon looked like a pretty good substitute – a sort of crumbly cheddar with ale and mustard seeds. (The cheese is called Y Fenni in general, but when it’s made in a red wax shell, it’s called Red Dragon in honor of the Welsh Flag.) The first bite is a little weird – I don’t recall every having eaten mustard seeds directly before – but it really makes a nice little spicy flavor and a delicious aftertaste. It’s rare that I meet the cheese I don’t like, but I liked this one a lot.

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