The cheese world is about innovation as well as tradition; so alongside a great cheddar or caerphilly we can find equally wonderful cheeses which have shallower roots. Here are four which deserve to be considered Modern Classics.
Cornish Yarg only appeared in Cornwall in the 1970s, but is now celebrated not just for it's stunning coat of nettles but also for it's full, mild, smooth flavour. Tornegus was dreamed up by pioneering British 'affineur' James Aldridge at a time when few cheeses on these shores used the 'washed rind' method, and likewise Robin Congdon's Beenleigh was - when first produced - probably the only ewes' milk blue in the country. Finally, Pete Humphries sweet, crumbly White Nancy is the work of a contemporary cheesemaker at the height of his powers.
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