Rare and Unusual Cheeses
Curious and relatively unknown cheeses to surprise.
Four cheeses that are all relatively rare and unique creations in the UK, but are fast become firm favourites.
Slightly curious and different, together they provide a flavoursome and balanced cheese selection: a unique goats’ Gouda style made on the farm in Ireland, Killeen, the crumbly-fresh hard cheese: Anster, a rich soft ‘triple cream’: Finn, and the creamy Cote Hill Blue.
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This unique cheese gift box includes:
Killeen. Pasteurised goats’ milk. 250g.
Leaving Holland in search of the Irish ‘good-life’, Marion Roeleveld developed this goats’ milk Gouda with milk given by her own goats. Killeen is aged in-house by The Courtyard Dairy for 11 months; the cheese develops a greater depth of flavour as the sweetness and toasty-roasted hazelnut flavours show through.
Anster. Unpasteurised cows’ milk. 250g.
Farmers for over 50 years, the Stewart family started making cheese in 2008 and soon created Anster. This milky, crumbly, fresh-tasting cheese is aged for eight weeks. Jane Stewart supplies The Courtyard Dairy with special Anster cheese made only using a ‘starter bacteria’ specified by The Courtyard Dairy, which gives the cheese a particularly milky, fresh flavour.
Finn. Unpasteurised cows’ milk, vegetarian. 200g.
A triple-cream cheese, a classic of the French Parisian style. Extra cream is added to the milk before making the cheese, ensuring it has a rich, delectable flavour and smooth texture. The Courtyard Dairy sells Finn at three-weeks old, when it still has a fresh lemony flavour to temper the richness.
Cote Hill Blue. Unpasteurised cows’ milk, vegetarian. 290g.
With the price of wholesale milk falling, the Davenports took a short course in cheese making and invented Britain’s first unpasteurised soft blue: Cote Hill Blue.
This product will have two weeks shelf life from the date of delivery. Conveniently, at checkout you can choose a delivery date even well in the future if you would like your cheese delivering for a specific event.
In the current pandemic not all our suppliers are able to supply us as consistently as they were.
What this means is that occasionally we may give you a substitute in some cheese selections. This will always be a carefully-selected similar cheese of equal or greater value.
If you do not want us to supply a suitable substitute in this way, state in the ‘special instructions’ at checkout: “No replacements”, in which case we may have to phone you if there is an issue.