So, your meal begins with a starter, and then you move onto the main
course, followed by a dessert and then the cheese board, right? Well,
Mary Berry has turned this concept upside-down after suggesting that,
traditionally, we’re supposed to have the cheese first and then the
dessert. It’s said that cheese before our pudding is a tradition that
stems from Victorian eating habits, whereas, cheese afterwards is a
custom adopted from Europe.
It’s not an opinion shared by everyone; how hard would it be
hard to shake the habit after so long? Maybe it’s just another one of
those debates that’ll never be resolved, just like the way we pronounce
‘scone’, or whether we make a cup of tea with milk in first, or last.
The fact of the matter is that everyone has their own way of
doing things, and we no longer live in an age where being seen to ‘do
the right thing’ governs everything we do. We believe that the
differences between people’s tastes and preferences should be celebrated
— and that we should preserve the freedom to be an individual.
Diversity is what’s so wonderful about food (and people) and it’s
something we embrace.
At Eurest, we think it’s all about being flexible; it doesn’t
matter if you want something traditional, or if you want to start
something new. We work closely with you and put ourselves in your shoes,
to make sure that we genuinely understand exactly what you want. It
doesn’t matter if you have cheese before or after your dessert, as long
as we understand your core values, your individual wants and needs,
we’ll do everything in our power to make them happen.
So, cheese before or after?
BBC 2014. ‘Which should come first — cheese or pudding?’ BBC News Magazine [Online], http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-26526076, (Accessed 25 March 2014).