English Garden in a Jar: Bath Soft Cheese Preserved in Oil

English Garden in a Jar: Bath Soft Cheese Preserved in Oil

I was leafing through the British section of the cheese-porn that is Juliet Harbutt’s World Cheese Book, when I came across an intriguing-sounding little cheese; named simply ‘Grace’, it was apparently a fresh soft cheese, packed into jars and covered with sunflower oil and herbs and spices. It sounded lovely but I sadly can’t find any trace of the cheese now, nor its producers. Preserving foods in oil is nothing new and the Mediterranean in particular have a love of storing cheeses in olive oil, a handy way of keeping food fresh in a warm climate with an abundance of olives. I decided to try and make an English garden recipe with some Bath Soft Cheese that I had.

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