Lobster & Gospel Green Cheddar Bisque

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Passion for Cheese

By Paul Gayler

Published 1997

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Gospel Green is a superb unpasteurized farmhouse Cheddar made in Surrey. It’s worth seeking out, although you can of course substitute any other farmhouse Cheddar in this recipe. The bisque is also very good made with crab or langoustines instead of lobster.


  • 1 cooked lobster, weighing about 750 g (1 lb 10 oz)


Split the lobster in half down the back: the easiest way to do this is to put a large knife through the centre of the body section and cut down through the head, then take out the knife, turn the lobster round and cut down the centre of the body through the tail. Remove and discard the head sac and the intestinal vein, then remove the cooked lobster flesh from the head and tail. Crack the claws