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Ashmore, Ale & Captain’s Crackers

Dave, our resident cheese & beer fanatic, tells us all about this Kentish combo…

Ashmore, made by the Cheesemakers of Canterbury, is the perfect addition to a cheese board and a must have guest at any cheese and biscuit evening! Talking of biscuits…what better way to enjoy this lovely, earthy, farmhouse cheese than with the 2017 Taste of Kent award winner, Zingiberi Bakery’s Captain’s Crackers, flavoured with Kentish Ale & Rosemary.

These delicious oat-based biscuits, made with cracked black pepper, sea salt, sesame seeds, olive oil and Kentish Honey, are enhanced with the addition of Rosemary and Goody Ales’ Good Lord Porter. Perfect for smothering with cheese!

Now to break the mould. Cheese and beer are just as worthy bed fellows as cheese and wine (if not more so!).  So, try this cracking combo and use the beer from the biscuits, Goody Ales’ Good Lord Porter, as your tipple of choice when enjoying your Ashmore and Captain’s Crackers. Based in Herne, Goody Ales create true Kentish beers using all Kentish hops.

Good Lord is the darkest brew in their seven-beer line-up (not including their many seasonal offerings) and has a rich roasted malt backbone, which lends itself to the oatiness of the Captain’s Crackers. In addition, the delicious tang of the Ashmore pairs nicely with the malts in the Porter, whilst the bolder than usual body of Good Lord is a lovely match for Ashmore’s creamy texture.

So give this Kentish combo a try…You’d be ‘crackers’ not to! (Sorry!)

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