Katy's White Lavender Review: The Cheesemongrel

03/11/11 18:47 admin Cheese, Recipes, Review, News

Yikes! I read recently that one in ten Brits are ‘scared’ of trying a new cheese (according to the Telegraph (23/09/2011) – and one third of people questioned only try a new cheese once a year.


 Katy's White Lavender

I’m always encouraging people to break out with a new cheese, so I try to walk the talk myself.

When someone gave me a lavender shortbread a little while ago, I was surprised at how good it tasted –and lavender ice-cream is good too – and it was the same again, when I tried out Katy’s White Lavender cheese this weekend.

This is a great stand-alone served with a plain or matzo crackers, but I went on and decided to rustle up a salad. The cheese is subtle and holds its form well, so it works in a salad and looks attractive too.

Guests loved it – and had great fun guessing the secret ingredient…lavender.


  • Katy’s White Lavender ewes milk cheese
  • Spartan or Gala apple (chopped)
  • Conference pear (chopped)
  • Lettuce (Romaine or Little Gem)
  • Toasted almonds or hazelnuts (pecans will probably work too)
  • Black pepper to taste

Gently mix crumbled cheese and diced fruit.

Serve on a crunchy romaine/little gem lettuce base.

Dress with a warm honey/cider vinegar dressing.

Sprinkle nuts over the top.

Serve with warm crusty bread as a starter or light lunch/supper.


Enjoy! The Cheesemongrel