Gammon, baked Tunworth and bitter leaf salad

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This is the main course for the new seasons British Isle cheese menu. Lets not dress it up to something it’s not. Basically it is a ploughman’s but with knobs on. It is just an utterly joyful board of food.

The ham: a smoked gammon boiled and glazed with a rhubarb and grapefruit marmalade

The cheese: the soft blooming rind Tunworth cheese at the point of maturity that it begins to release its poignant notes that we have baked with a little white wine till it begins to ooze.

The salad: Bitter italian treviso leaves, wild garlic, shredded endive and cress with a light mustard dressing

The chutney: Actually it is the rhubarb and grapefruit marmalade served in a pot, but the bitter sweetness rides the poignancy of the tunworth

Crouton: simply there to scoop up the bits.

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