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With all due respect to vegans and the lactose-intolerant, there's nothing quite like biting into a gooey slab of brie, or invigorating your taste buds with a pungent, room-clearing wedge of Stinking Bishop.
And, while a wander through the cheese room at the Kensington Whole Foods or a weekend pilgrimage to L'Ubriaco at Borough Market can turn up some seriously amazing fromage finds, it's our local cheese shops that we turn to when we want to discover something new, hone in on the perfect wine pairings, or get inside insight into what cheese-board selections will truly blow our pals' minds.
Ahead, meet a few of our favourite cheese gurus in London and cop their expert tips on pairings, proper cheese storage (put away the cling film!), and the ultimate summer cheese board. But, let us put it this way: This is not the week to start that new diet.
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Of course, brainstorming and executing a costume at the read
As we get older, getaways of any kind become more and more sacred. It's a chance to relax, de-stress, and enjoy life without having to worry about responding to that "urgent" email (it will still be there when you're forced to snap back to reality, trust us). And, since the time we spend away from our desks and detached read