St Agnes,  Roman saint  symbolising purity  provides the name for this fresh white cheese                

St Agnes is a delicious light cheese with a lemony tang, and makes an excellent contrast to some of the richer  cheeses

It can also be used in salads as an alternative to mozzarella, or feta


A small St Agnes placed on a crouton, sprinkled with olive oil and pine nuts and heated briefly in the oven or under the grill and served on a bed of  lettuce  makes a sumptuous starter