Swoon unveils festive cheese gelato flavours

Swoon’s head gelato chef Luisa Fontana has created two new limited-edition savoury gelati to mark the World Cheese Awards’ 30th anniversary, Montgomery’s Mature Cheddar and Bath Blue cheese gelato.

Made with the World Cheese Awards’ 2014 World Champion Cheese, Bath Blue, the blue cheese gelato has a creamy texture, salty taste and hints of the eight to ten week ripened blue veining throughout.

The World Cheese Awards 2016 Super Gold award-winning Montgomery’s Mature Cheddar brings a deep, rich and nutty flavour to the cheddar cheese gelato.

Fontana explains, “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.”

As well as being available in the Bath and Bristol bars, Swoon will also be serving the Bath Blue cheese and Montgomery’s Mature Cheddar cheese gelati at the World Cheese Awards 30th anniversary celebrations on Friday 17 November, due to be held at Tobacco Dock in London, UK as part of this year’s Taste of London Festive Edition.

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