To mark the 30th anniversary of the World Cheese Awards, Swoon head gelato chef, Luisa Fontana, has created two limited-edition savoury gelati.
Swoon, which has branches in both Bristol and Bath, now has two cheesy additions alongside its popular sweet gelato offerings, namely a Montgomery’s Mature Cheddar gelato, and a Bath Blue cheese gelato. The inspiration for the two new flavours came from previous World Cheese Award winners from the South West.
Made with the World Cheese Awards’ 2014 World Champion Cheese, Bath Blue, the blue cheese gelato has a creamy texture, salty bite and speckles of the distinctive 8-10 week ripened blue veining throughout. The World Cheese Awards 2016 Super Gold award-winning Montgomery’s Mature Cheddar completes the pair, bringing a deep, rich and nutty flavour to the bright and velvety Cheddar cheese gelato.
Luisa says, “We’re always looking for ways to push the boundaries with our gelato making at Swoon, so having developed many savoury gelato flavours in Italy, we wanted to bring this idea to the UK using award-winning cheeses from the surrounding area. To develop these two recipes, I had to get to grips with the makeup of each cheese, understanding its texture, fat content and salt levels, in order to balance this with the gelato base, but the result has made it all worthwhile. This will be a new journey for the taste buds of many in Bath and Bristol, but I hope cheese and gelato lovers alike will embrace these two unique flavours in the lead up to Christmas.”