Heather honey from Wales – well it’s a bit more subtle than Scottish which I love but eat only sparingly – and it’s a softer texture too, as for foodstuffs I’ve not decided yet. With porridge as your website says would be a definite, but I eat muesli and have not tried Heather on muesli (YET). On a slice of homemade sourdough – sweet & sour(ish) should work well + a wee bit Isle of Mull cheddar? I’ve some Lanark Blue cheese so will try it with that & rye crackers. I think that I’ll go now and put some things to the test.
Regarding the Borage honey, it’s very light in flavour with an almost non-existent ‘nose’ BUT when combined with new season strawberries (and in that regard I can’t wait for the Scottish ones to hit the shops (– but then I’m a bit biased) the flavours complement each other – more than a sum of their parts.
Blossom Honey, well here goes.
The scent, for me, is of butterscotch and on tasting it initially is flowery but the follow is much more fruity with notes, I think of cherry which lingers for a while. The texture is quite viscous which gives a really nice ‘mouthfeel’; all in all, rather a nice honey and is good with homemade yogurt and with medium strength cheeses.
Use your honey every day on my porridge!
I just cracked open a new jar of Blossom Honey and thought I’d send my impressions. It’s different to the previous one as with this one there is no discernible scent but, when the taste is just an explosion; it’s fantastic! And, I think there’s just a wee hint of Linden coming through, heavenly as far as I’m concerned; there won’t be any food combo’s with this one – I’ll just keep a wee spoon handy.All the best,Derek Ferguson..
Blossom Honey “my impression”
Incredibly delicious honey … Seriously try it!
Received some honey for Christmas and must say its taste was delicious !!!!
I bought a jar of the Oxford Honey Company’s borage honey for breakfast on Christmas day and by Boxing Day there was barely a scraping left- delicious! Even those who claimed to not like honey were tucking in, needless to say several more jars are now on order…
Sally Harper, London
Pleased to find a company selling honest Raw Honey in the UK. Our family enjoy the choice on offer, our favourite has to be the Manuka Blend.
C Price, Solihull
Here are my thoughts on your Blueberry honey.The nose/ smell is of fruit, not tropical nor Malus or Prunus but distinctly berry fruit. My first taste was with homemade yogurt and it was one of those that took me back to the days when I was able to go hillwalking & was fortunate enough to come across Blaeberries (Bilberry) on the hillside – the first taste was exactly like that, sharp on the tongue initially & then sweet, but not too sweet.Derek Ferguson
The 3 cheeses I used were:-
Dunlop – unpasteurised Scottish hard cheese traditionally cloth bound and matured for 5-7 months to create a nutty creamy taste and a moist texture,
‘Gouda’ (Scottish) – sweet and mild ,
‘Crumbly’ Cromal – a light crumbly pasteurised cheese with a moist open texture and a delightfully fresh lemony flavour with a lingering creamy finish.
All I think came from from the Connage dairy in Inverness-shire; employed were some Jacob’s crackers.
First up was the Blueberry and it’s fairly strong fruitiness came up well against both the Dunlop & Gouda, especially the latter where the texture & flavour of the cheese was a good foil for the Blueberry, one being fruity sweet & the other savoury sweet. The Blueberry was too much for the Cromal & didn’t really work together.
When it came to the Oxford, what a scent, it was so well suited for the Cromal, it was me quite sublime and mouth-wateringly good. With the Dunlop, a chunk of cheese & a spoon of honey, what a mouthfeel that was! The nuttiness of the cheese really came out against the sweetness of the honey, which incidentally is an entirely different sweetness to that of the Blueberry – more floral sweetness as opposed to fruity. I’m going have more of that tonight!
Now, one more thing, Creamed Honey – for me it needs nothing, absolutely nothing more, than fresh made bread/ rolls. For example, I fermented bread dough overnight & bake the loaf this morning @ 7 o’clock, let it cool (for a wee while) & then spread a slice with the Creamed honey – OMG, quite delicious, did the same the other day on a fresh baked roll & it was just the same – in my opinion make your own bread (don’t use the plastic bag wrapped pap) & spread yourself into bread ‘n’ honey heaven.
Blueberry, Oxford & Creamed Honey Cheese Pairing
“It was so lovely to meet you guys today at the Blenheim Palace Food Festival!! – Thank you so much for packaging up my Honey in rediness for my trip back to Australia!! – My hubby will love it all!!”
Blenheim Palace Food Festival
Michael, thank you for fulfilling my order so quickly and may I congratulate you on an excellent service I will not hesitate to recommend the Oxford Honey Company to anyone in the future.
Fulfilling my order….