I dont actually recall how this started; but at one point It got quite out of hand with several varieties of obscure English and the odd foreign cheeses being produced on a Thursday night. Then someone turned up with a bottle of Port; nothing better than cheese and port we thought so we would take turns to provide the port. Some magnificent cheeses were consumed over the weeks, Stinking Bishop; which was soft and creamy and as the name suggests very smelly… Locally produced varieties such as Cuddy’s Cave; a mild Cheddar from the Northumberland Cheese Company, Admiral Collingwood; a very mature Cheddar, and the King of all cheese with no equal on this planet; Colston Bassett Stilton, which should be eaten bare headed on bended knee… It became a weekly event, other club regulars looked on in veiled amusement at the Ooowing and Ahring that emanated from our end of the bar as cheesy virtues were extolled, a great night was had in December last year when my daughter Kelly was over from Australia, no less than about ten varieties were on offer with all sorts of crackers and oat biscuits etc, not to mention a bottle of vintage Port, a sheer delight it was.. Sadly it’s petered out over the last few months which is a shame, It was different; slightly eccentric and all together “English”, a foolish but enjoyable exercise carried out whilst curing all the worlds Ill’s with some top notch conversation. Oh dear, how sad, never mind. We’ll have to think of something else…???