Francis is a collaborative cheese effort, with the base cheese being Stoney Cross which is made by Lyburn in the New Forest. James McCall then transports them to Doset and rind-washes the cheese for 8-10 weeks, giving it a richly flavoured, supple texture with a pink, sticky exterior and a proper cheesy whiff. Francis has won Gold at the British Cheese Awards twice and is a classic rind-washed local.

Up your game with a picnic based around Francis, with salads, tomatoes, hunks of sourdough and a slice of Francis.  It will be a wonderful experience.

£2.70/100g

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