Resurrection Cheese

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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resurrection cheese a Welsh cheese to which the American author Bob Brown (1955), whose taste for oddities was well developed, drew attention, citing the following passage from The Story of Wales by Rhys Davies (1943):

The ‘Resurrection Cheese’ of Llanfihangel Abercowyn is no longer available, at least under that name. This cheese was so called because it was pressed by gravestones taken from an old church that had fallen into ruins. Often enough the cheeses would be inscribed with such wording as ‘Here lies Blodwen Evans, aged 72’.