Whinberries are a type of small bilberry / blueberry and are distinct from blueberries but part of the same fruit family. They grow wild round here and on Monday we went to Tegg's Nose and picked some to make cordials, jams, muffins etc.. I decided to make a Tegg's Nose cheesecake for my grand-niece's birthday party today.
Bilberry is also known in English by other names including blaeberry in Scotland,whortleberry in southern England, whinberry, winberry, windberry, wimberry in Northern England or fraughans in Ireland.
The cheesecake is a quick no bake cheesecake, different in texture to baked ones but delicious too.