Although there are an abundance of things to snack on here at Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge, Effie’s Oatcakes have become a fast favorite of mine. These delicate oatcakes are part cookie and part savory cracker. They are made using a carefully guarded family recipe with origins in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
The package suggests eating them as a quick snack with a cup of tea (very good!) but also as a cracker to pair with cheese (surprisingly excellent!). When paired with a blue cheese, such as a Fourme d’Ambert or even a crumbly Stilton, the delicately balanced sweet-saltiness of the oatcakes makes an excellent change from a more traditional cracker or a slice of bread.