Mudcat Café message #4003884 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166317   Message #4003884
Posted By: Steve Shaw
09-Aug-19 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
Salty my arse. You are clearly not drinking Morrisons Negroamaro with it. My first experience of St Agur was on the Val de Loire, the ferry twixt Plymouth and Santander, in April 1998. A force ten gale was blowing as we crossed Biscay. Mrs Steve holed up in the cabin, praying for deliverance. Sonny Jim and I knew better. We spent the evening in the bar. I obtained a 2/3 litre jug of Spanish red (having already consumed a pint or three) whilst Sonny Jim stayed on draught Guinness. Bravely we had to frequently lunge in order to prevent our chosen booze from sliding precipitously off the table, but we always made it. As you do. I went to the bar and purchased, for 1.25, a platter of crackers, pat of butter, a small wedge of St Agur and some other long-forgotten snacky bits. I could not BELIEVE how well the cheese went with the wine. I've been hooked on St Agur ever since. I've crossed Biscay on Brittany Ferries many times since, but never on a night like that. Mrs Steve got her deliverance...