I promised you some more comments on my holiday cheese purchases.
First up, after due consideration, I think I still prefer the Eve over the Rollright. I think it has a much more interesting texture.
The other two I tried were flavored hard cheeses. One was Meldon from Curworthy, which uses wholegrain mustard blended with spices and garlic, sourced from Chiltern Ale brewery. It was pleasant, but not particularly special.
The other was Devon Sage, which I believe is also from Curworthy but isn’t currently listed on their website. I’m very fond of a good Sage Derby, but these days what you find in shops is normally made with bright green coloring. A proper sage cheese is much less excitable in color, and much more tasty. The Devon offering looked and tasted right, but not having a proper Derby cheese to compare it with I can’t say too much more.
Anyway, there was cheese, it was good, and I have eaten it. I hope you had some good holiday food too.