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    Cheshire Cat

    by grayfo Written Apr 4, 2012

    The Cheshire Cat was a fictional cat popularised by Lewis Carroll's depiction of it in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, probably the most famous image was the Disney cartoon version. Known for his distinctive mischievous grin, "To grin like a Cheshire Cat" was a common phrase in Lewis Carroll's day and possibly came from the large number of dairy farms in Cheshire, hence the cats grin because of the abundance of milk and cream.

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    Cheshire Cheese

    by grayfo Written Apr 4, 2012

    Cheshire cheese is a dense, crumbly, mild and salty tasting cheese and is one of the oldest recorded named cheeses in British history. Cheshire cheese comes in three varieties: red, white and blue, with the white version being the most popular. Young Cheshire is bright and white in colour and is a firm bodied cheese with a crumbly texture that breaks down easily in the mouth it has a mild, milky taste and aroma and is clean on the palate with a very slightly tangy finish. As Cheshire matures so it becomes firmer in texture and slightly darker in colour. The flavours become more complex but the cheese remains clean tasting with no hint of bitterness. The crumbly texture remains but the cheese has a drier mouth feel.

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