Saint Agur Shares its Top Tips to Banish January Blues

The highs of the party season are well and truly over with the long month of January now upon us. With cold weather and financial woes looming, it might not be time to kick start the diet just yet! 

Homecooked, comfort-inducing meals are on the menu this January, courtesy of Saint Agur which has created some top tips and delicious recipes for surviving the most miserable month of the year. Certifying that cheese is not just for the board, the creamy, French blue cheese is a versatile, tasty and easy to incorporate ingredient that will work for every meal

JanuaryA unique blue cheese with a soft, creamy texture, Saint Agur – available both as a wedge and in Crème format – is perfect not only as an introduction to blue cheese for those seeking something without the strength or bitterness of Stilton, but also as an ingredient or seasoning that can used much more freely within cooking due to its milder flavour.

The salty, buttery and ever-so-slightly spicy taste lends itself well as a flavour enhancer to a variety of dishes. From taking mashed potato to another level to spicing up cheese toasties, Saint Agur is encouraging you to get creative in your kitchen and discover the endless ways in which blue cheese can be enjoyed.

Saint Agur’s Quick Tips for a January Pick Me Up

  • For a posh cheese on toast, spread sourdough bread with Saint Agur, mill over black pepper and toast under the grill.
  • Take a wedge of Saint Agur and mash it up with one whole egg, a crack of black pepper, a spoonful of Dijon mustard and a splash of chilli sauce to make a tangy, creamy spread; perfect for smothering on toast and grilling for a twist on traditional Welsh Rarebit, January’s fail safe comfort dish!
  • Crème de Saint Agur works as a great garnish without having to do anything to it. Serve it with a grilled pork chop, marinated with rosemary and garlic, for an added umami kick.
  • For a quick but fancy starter, wrap a cooked asparagus tip and a dab of Saint Agur in a spring roll wrapper, then bake or fry until crisp.
  • Upgrade a simple shepherd’s pie by mixing Saint Agur and chopped parsley into coarsely mashed potato – the ultimate winter warmer.

We have a range of recipes, including some delicious ones from Saint Agur on our recipes pages. You can also find a selection of great recipes using Saint Agur cheese here.