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Good Eatin’: The Last of the Bellota

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We have a rather large Sainsbury’s not too far away and I am not sure why I had not paid a visit to it for the sake of bloggery until now. We managed to find a number of things for a ‘deli lunch’, one of them which has meant the final Iberico de Bellota meat has now been found.

Food items: Chabichou, Felino Salami and Lomo Iberico de Bellota

Since I knew that chabichou has a delicate flavour that was where I made my start. It was firm, creamy and had more than a hint of goat to it. In fact, this cheese actually reminded me a lot of the Selles-sur-cher cheese I had eaten before Christmas, right down to the slight ashy taste from the rind.

This then lead to the Felino salami. It was a very tender salami with a succulent and sweet edge to it, making a nice accompaniment to the goat cheese. There was a taste of peppercorn and a slight hint of fennel seed to it as well.

This was a bit of a contrast to the Lomo Iberico de Bellota, which was a bit dissapointing when compared to the other Iberico de Bellota meats. It had neither the heat of the chorizo nor the melting feeling of the jamon.  It was a bit too salty for me too. Ah well.

Food item: Scots Pancake

Breakfast the next morning, some rather nice Scotch pancakes fresh from the toaster. There isn’t much to this aside from good comfort food that is improved with a light spreading of butter slowly melting into the fluffiness of the pancakes.

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