Outrageously tasty mashed potatoes - great with chicken or grilled fish.
2lbs potatoes, cut into equal-sized pieces
2 oz butter
5 fl oz whole milk
8oz naturally smoked cheese, cut into cubes - we find smoked cheddars or creamy Rambol work best for this recipe
Fresh ground black pepper
pinch of dried thyme
Cook the potatoes in salted boiling water for about 20 minutes, until tender. Drain thoroughly and return to the pan and set it over a low heat for one minute to steam dry. Add the butter and milk and mash until smooth. Stir in the smoked cheese, let stand for two minutes, then add salt, pepper and herbs to taste.