For those with a penchant for cheese over chocolate, this Easter is going to be the most eggs-citing yet as a Dorset based cheesemakers hatches a plan for an Easter Egg made entirely from cheese.
The ‘Cheaster Egg’ will be available exclusively through Iceland stores and is made from Wensleydale cheese blended with raspberry and chocolate curls.
Martin Crabb, Head Cheesemaker at the Ford Farm Dairy where the cheese is made, explained the process:
‘The Wensleydale is made here in the West Country by hand. It is based on an original Yorkshire recipe which is ready fresh & young at only three weeks old. It has a sweet, mild flavour with honeyed undertones and actually partners perfectly with chocolate. We then blend the cheese with the chocolate ingredients, press it into an egg shaped mould, dip it into yellow wax to preserve freshness and hey presto – the Ford Farm Cheaster Egg is hatched!’’
Over 8,000 eggs have been shipped to Iceland stores nationwide and have already been laid on shop shelves.
Weighing in at just 300g , The Ford Farm Cheaster Egg will retail at £3.00 from Iceland Stores and www.iceland.co.uk