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: unique Gruyère style Summer Field Alpine, semi-soft Yorkshire Pecorino, rich soft ‘triple cream’ Finn, and creamy Cote Hill Blue.
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This unique cheese gift box includes:
Summer Field Alpine. Unpasteurised cows’ milk. 250g.
Only made when the cows are at pasture during the summer months, this cheese is in extremely short supply. Made to a Gruyère recipe, it has that sweet, supple nuttiness associated with the best Gruyères.
Yorkshire Pecorino (Fresco). Pasteurised sheep’s milk. 250g.
Made by Mario Olianas, this Yorkshire Pecorino Fresco (‘young Pecorino’) is only 30 days old, and like all classic Italian young cheeses is smooth, yoghurty and sweet. You could easily over-indulge…
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.