Get your dad the perfect gift this Father’s Day
Dads are hard to buy for, and with Father’s Day approaching (Sunday 18th June) choosing just how to please them best is difficult. But there is one thing that most dads love: a good plate of strong, smelly cheese.
Once upon time a chunk of Stilton and a good strong Cheddar would have been the best you could find. But in the last three years Britain’s artisan cheese industry has been flourishing, with new farmhouse cheese producers starting up all the time – so where do you start looking for that extra-special cheese to please?
Thankfully, there’s no need to spend hours searching – the award-winning Courtyard Dairy has come up with a perfect solution: buy your dad a mystery cheese club subscription. He’ll receive the first batch of three cheeses in time for Father’s Day and thereafter it’s up to you to choose how many extra months you’d like to treat him to (from 3 months, to once a quarter or even every other month…). If there are cheeses your dad doesn’t like so much (for example goats’ cheeses) that can be accommodated too.
Each monthly mystery cheese box includes a diverse selection of cheeses (hard, soft, blue, goats…), all of which are relatively new developments on the artisan British cheese scene. Cheeses are selected for being perfectly in-season, ripe and on-form that month. By allowing your dad to enjoy new these special cheeses – some that are so spanking new they have never been released onto the market before – he’ll be amongst the first to try them in the world!
“It’s a great way to try and find out about new cheeses, and as we put in a detailed newsletter feature on the industry into every box, you also get to find out the exciting things that are happening on the cheese scene in the UK,” says Andy Swinscoe, owner of The Courtyard Dairy. “People who’ve received the gift come back after it has ended to re-subscribe for themselves – they love it that much!”
So go on – get your dad something he’d really like this Father’s Day – introduce him to some fantastic new British cheeses.
Each month’s mystery cheese box costs just £28 and includes three new exciting cheeses to try (over 700g in total), water crackers and free delivery throughout the UK.