A couple of summers ago, someone started a Saturday hipster market in Peckhan in a school car park behind Lidl. It was glorious as a location as you might imagine but as I never actually make it to Brockley Market like I intend to, it was closer and I actually managed to head over to the inaugural market. It was, to be honest, a bit disappointing and has in fact subsequently closed.
An overpriced but underwhelming breakfast muffin later, my friend Kirsten and I went to check out the other stalls. I wandered past a cheese stall and was asked if I’d like to sample but it was only 11am ish and I said it was a bit early for me and cheese. Whilst hanging around while Kirsten looked at another stall, I was lured back in and I ended up agreeing to try what was described to me as ‘like feta but made locally with cow’s milk so it can’t be called ‘feta’ in olive oil’. Well I don’t eat feta because it’s ewe milk which I don’t like (along with goat milk) so I thought ok, this is different – I’ll give it a go.
Thank god I did! It’s soft and tangy and garlicy in all the right ways. It has quite a dry texture but is really creamy at the same time and super moist as it’s marinated in olive oil and rapeseed oil with thyme, garlic, bay and peppercorns.
Of course I bought a jar, despite the £6.00 price tag (it was so worth it), grabbed a focaccia from another stall and went home to eat more.
I wasn’t planning on eating it all but by the next day….
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