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.