A Summer Picnic on the Regents Canal
I don't believe anyone would disagree that London is experiencing an abnormally warm summer this year. What better way to enjoy it than with a picnic on a boat in Little Venice? We worked with the lovely people at GoBoat and La Fromagerie to create this story and help give you a bit of inspiration for your precious summer evenings and weekends.
Earlier this month our team visited the La Fromagerie team at their Marylebone branch to pick up a few delicious picnic bits. With a whole room dedicated to over 250 cheeses you can imagine how hard it was to choose what we would bring along for our afternoon in Little Venice. After trying a selection suggested by the cheese monger we narrowed it down to four.
Rove des Garrigues - A soft Goats Cheese that would go perfectly with our Grape Salsa Recipe.
Anneau du Vic Bihl - A bio-dynamic cheese from a farm high up in the Pyrénées. The taste is earthy and nutty with a rich, creaminess.
Gruyere d’Alpage - This one comes from a small producer and is only available for a short time each year. The flavours are savoury & almost toasty, from the unpasteurised milk being heated in large copper vats over open wood fires which are located literally next door to the barn where the animals are housed. About 2 cheeses are made from the milk of 50 cows.
Rogue River Blue - This salty blue has a vegetarian rennet and is wrapped in grape leaves.