In Lovely Hubby's eyes you can never have too much Stilton, he loves a large wedge with a nice glass of Port, his favourite treat of choice. In my opinion it's the smelliest cheese on the planet, I can't bring myself to eat it in it's natural state but incorporated into pies, sauces, quiches etc it's fine.
I had already bought some Stilton and Shropshire Blue for Christmas, but then the week before the big day Sainsb**y's had the large half circles on special offer (I'm sure they have a much better name but half circles is all I can think of at the moment), so I bit the bullet and bought more of the smelly stuff.
It lay in the fridge until last weekend making the whole opening the door and looking for nibbles a very smelly pastime, and then I decided enough was enough and anyway I want to make this rather large purchase last for as long as possible.
Armed with my big knife a roll of 'easyleave', a big plastic box and LH's permission I set to .....
... chopping it all into treat sized wedges.
Each 'half circle' made eight portions and each normal wedge made four, so a grand total of 28 wedges of cheese for the freezer. To be pulled out as and when they are either needed for a treat or to be added to a recipe.
Of course all this chopping made lots of crumbs ....
... and not being the type of girl to waste anything, I grabbed a jar of Onion Marmalade, a couple of our own freshly laid eggs, a handful of grated Cheddar from the freezer and a ready made pastry case.
And twenty five minutes later we had a lovely Quiche for our lunch.
I put all the cheese that was nearing it's 'Use by' date in the box with the Stilton wedges and then hid it all from view in the depths of the chest freezer. This cheese is going to last as long as I can possibly make it last to eek out the £2 coins in the Housekeeping Challenge.
Portion control is the name of the game!!