Cropwell Bishop

A couple of weeks back I had the pleasure of reading the first episode of Tony’s latest comic series Dave’s Dilemma. As a precursor to the series Tony included the relevant section of his previous comic series – 2011 A Rat Odyssey – which included this hilarious episode 🙂   Unfortunately in laughing at it once again, I upset the unwitting victim of the tale – Cedric.   Clearly we need to be aware that comic characters do have feelings.   So, I offered to email Cedric some Stilton Cheese to make it up to him.   Unfortunately my ISP,  complaining that the smell was corroding the server’s printed circuit boards and hard drives, sent it back.   So I’m having to Blog it instead – Hope that’s alright Cedric?

Cropwell Bishop

So here we have some Cropwell Bishop – a fine example of traditional Stilton Cheese from the county of Nottinghamshire.   Ripened for 15 weeks, it has a creamy texture and strong flavour.   The cheese is available from Waitrose and also from the Cropwell Bishop Creamery. Their website is very informative so it’s well worth a visit 🙂





  1. Now I’m really quite hungry….

  2. What a ‘cheesy’ post. 🙂 Cute. I hope your ISP will live.

  3. That looks delicious. 😀

  4. You have more than redeemed yourself Mr Martin. Thank you for your generous offering.

  5. I love Stilton Cheese! 🙂

  6. That looks even better than my ‘cheese-flavored product’ in a can, Martin!

  7. Does Stilton go with Branston pickle (I guess so)?
    Because there is an English section in our local Stop n Shop, and among other items on the shelf there is Branston pickle. It tempts me every time I pass by because of your mentions of it — is it sweet? sharp? pickle-ish?What else do you eat it with besides the Cheese??????

    • Hi Judith – it will go with most cheeses and has a sweet pickle (almost chutney) flavour. It is commonly part of a ‘traditional’ Ploughman’s Lunch which includes a bread roll and a couple of types of cheese with some salad, often with an apple as well. It goes well with ham and other cold meats too. Don’t think it would be a good choice to have with hard boiled egg though.

      The makers of Cropwell Bishop have a number of suggested accompaniments on their website. Branston Pickle is not one of them! – but I think they’re aiming a bit more up-market than a Ploughman’s Lunch 😉

  8. Yes and a nice offering too, even if
    it is a tad stinky for the nostrils, indeed
    it has a sharp and almost Zombie in
    the Hood type taste to it 😦 lol

    Have a good rest of week now 2 e 0 m c a

    And I too enjoyed that comic strip…


    • It’s a Stilton, it’s supposed to be stinky 😉 Fortunately, unlike some of those French cheeses, it doesn’t contain Garlic – I’m sure you can understand that I would not like it if it had Garlic in it … LoL

      Glad you enjoyed Tony’s comic. Have a great week Androgoth and thanks for stopping by 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: