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There are not many cheese connoisseurs roaming around the streets of Glasgow but Phoebe Weller is an exception to the rule.
The 27-year-old cheese-lover began her relationship with the delicacy while travelling the world in her late teens and developed her knowledge from there.
“I used to work for a wonderful cheese shop on Great Western Road in Glasgow and really they taught me everything I know about cheese,” she said.
The wandering cheese guru now runs cheese 'chewtorial' classes and home tasting parties where she imparts her vast knowledge on the subject.
So what is the crème de la crème within the cheese world?
Well Scottish cheese fairs highly on our cheese guru’s list as she highlights Bonnet, a hard goat’s cheese from Stewarton and Strathdon Blue, a cow’s blue cheese from Tain.
Discussing Bonnet, she said: “It should be quite nutty and smooth, creamy but none of the sourness that you would expect with a goats cheese - you can taste it is really Scottish.”
If you are into your smoked cheese, then the Smoked Ardrahan from County Cork is high on the recommendation list.
“It is peat smoked so it is giving it that lovely, deep, earthy smoke to it,” Phoebe explained.
A cheese testing session wouldn’t be complete without a French speciality and Phoebe has just the cracker from the South-east of Paris - Brie de Meaux.
She added: “Autumn and winter are the best times for the Brie.”
It is clear Phoebe has a wealth of knowledge within the cheese industry but what to do with all this expertise? Well, apply to go on Mastermind of course...watch this space!
“I have got all this ridiculous knowledge and there needs to be some outlet for it”, Phoebe joked.
For more information on classes, tutorials and home parties, visit the Roving Fromagiere website.