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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, leading Cheese Expert, Paul Heasman from England’s top importer and distributor  of premium cheese, Rowcliffe, has handpicked five artisan cheeses that pair impeccably with craft beers and ciders to enjoy this summer.

Artisan Cheese 

Cheese is traditionally matched with wine instead of other drinks, however Paul Heasman believes that the varied and delicate flavours of many cheeses are more suited to the ever expanding range of craft beers and ciders.

The following are range of delicious cheeses and the hand-picked craft beers and ciders that offer the perfect complement to the different flavors.

Westcombe Cheddar

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ir?t=jjbarnes 21&language=en GB&l=li3&o=2&a=B07CBZH7SMPaul has selected two beverages that offer the ideal pairing for Westcombe Cheddar. It has notes of citrus, hazelnut, and caramel, and is the ideal complement to a variety of beers and ciders due to its bold, complex flavors that range from savoury to citrus sweet.

Jake Kentish Cider – This delicious cider is made using the finest Kentish dessert apples. It is treated like a sparkling wine as every apple assortment is matured independently utilizing wine yeasts and offers a perfect taste.

Butcombe Rare Breed Pale Ale – This is a particular, clean-tasting pale beer with a smooth, citrus contort. A strong, champion brew that is unique and wonderful with cheddar.



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ir?t=jjbarnes 21&language=en GB&l=li3&o=2&a=B00FUZSXK4This semi-soft cheese with a line of vegetal ash through the middle offers a really special taste. With naturally occurring molds on the surface, a smooth and elastic texture, and notes of hazelnut and rich umami flavor, Ashcombe works impeccably with various malt and hop and full-flavor beers.

Timothy Taylors Pale Ale –  This pale ale has a complex aroma of citrus and hops, a long finish, and a touch of sweetness.

Fullers Porter – This rich, dark and complex beer with chocolate notes and a malt finish is tasty with the flavorful cheese.

Manchego DOP

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ir?t=jjbarnes 21&language=en GB&l=li3&o=2&a=B07K26M8T6This hard ewe’s milk cheese, matured for at least 6 months, is fruity with caramel and nutty flavors and works impeccably with lighter beers to complement and not overwhelm the sweet, nutty nature of Manchego. Paul would suggest these choices:

Jakes IPA – A mix of three Kent hops with smooth, nutty flavor created by four malts that mix into a light-bodied bitterness. The dim golden tone sits under a fragile, velvety head.

Estrella Galicia Lager – A bright golden beer with a pleasant and distinctively hoppy flavor. It is made from a variety of malts and especially bitter hops.


Brie de Meaux PDO

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ir?t=jjbarnes 21&language=en GB&l=li3&o=2&a=B0BFJL4LQKBrie de Meaux PDO is a delicious cheese made from raw cow’s milk that takes 5 to 6 weeks to mature. It is rich, sweet, and rich and offers mushrooms, truffles and almonds flavors. It is wonderful with a new lager or juice with enough flavor to upgrade the velvety back note of the Brie and its earthy understones. This soft cheese goes well with either of the following drinks:

Galipette Cider –  This medium-dry cider has a perfect balance of sweetness, tannins, and acidity. It is delivered with apples from orchards close to the stream Rance in Brittany.

Jakes Lager –  A bright beer that tastes like lemon rind and has a fresh aroma of caramel and a touch of sweetness from the malts. A customary pilsner style with an English twist that is tasty with this French cheese.


Shropshire Blue PDO

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ir?t=jjbarnes 21&language=en GB&l=li3&o=2&a=B07C2YNRC2An eminent smooth and balanced blue cheddar with a rich texture which offers a superb contrast of flavours between the orange of the curd and the blue veins. This goes well with ciders and beers that are lighter, fresher, and citrussy. These complement the mild peppery and piquant flavors of the cheese well. Paul suggests the following beverages:

Jakes Summer Fruit Cider – A delicate, sparkling cider that has the creamy flavor of ripe English strawberries. At the end, it has a hint of sweetness and the characteristics of summer berries that stay with you.

Banks Amber Bitter – Made with the best ingredients to create an easy drinking lager. A deep gold colour, it comes with malty, hoppy flavours and a clean finish.



Rowcliffe has been supplying independent retailers since 1967, and premium supermarkets since the mid 1990’s, with quality cheese and fine food sources. The firm was established by Anthony Rowcliffe (who changed British attitudes towards cheese), with a mission to support and support small produces, which is currently at the center of the business today.

Clemency Hall is Rowcliffe’s exclusive brand that focuses on quality and heritage, with cheeses from artisan cheese makers explicitly for independent retailers. Every one of the cheeses are obtained from local producers in Britain and Europe and the scope of premium hand-made cheeses have won many different awards since the brand’s origin.

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To find out more about the Clemency Hall range please visit the website – Rowcliffe

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