The Perfect Pickle
Cheese and chutney are made for each other, so make sure you pair them right this Christmas.
The match of strength between the cheese and the chutney is vital. You want them to complement each other and not have one dominating the other. A rule of thumb is to serve sweet light chutneys with younger, fresher cheeses and strong and spicy chutneys and pickles with mature cheese and strong cheddar. The British Cheese Board recommends blue cheeses to be served with mango chutney – not an obvious pairing but it works brilliantly! And if you plan to make your own, now’s the time to get cracking as chutneys need at least one month to mature.