Christmas Cheese Selection
A Christmas cheeseboard to remember
Celebrate the best of British cheese on your Christmas cheeseboard with a fabulous mix of farm-made and award-winning cheeses. Buttery, tangy, 14-month-old Cheddar, creamy rich Lancashire, powerful British Camembert, fresh, light goats’ milk cheese, and finally, Sparkenhoe Blue, a mellow blue, with dense-fudgy texture, and a savoury finish.
Available as a large luxury 1.2kg selection for 5-10 people.
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This Christmas cheese selection contains
St Andrew’s Cheddar. Unpasteurised cows’ milk. 250g.
Jane Stewart makes cheese with rich, unpasteurised milk from her husband’s cattle. This Cheddar is classically Scottish in style: aged for 14 months, it is powerful, strong and tangy – a real sharp traditional Cheddar.
Kirkham’s Lancashire. Unpasteurised cows’ milk. 250g.
Third-generation Lancashire-cheese-maker Graham still follows the traditional two-day curd method, making buttery, yoghurty-flavoured cheese with a fluffy and light texture that melts in the mouth. The Courtyard Dairy is one of only two shops which still have Kirkham’s Lancashire made for them in a traditional 25kg (56lb) wheel. This size ages slower, producing a better, longer-lasting flavour.
Tunworth. Pasteurised cows’ milk. 250g.
An English Camembert good enough to make a Frenchman weep; vegetal, porcini-flavoured and intense. The Courtyard Dairy select only particular Tunworths that are extra-wrinkled, for a more intense flavour.
Dorstone. Unpasteurised goats’ milk. 180g.
One of Britain’s most outstanding goats’ milk cheeses. Sold by The Courtyard Dairy at only three weeks old, when it still has a mousse-like texture, lemony-fresh flavour and just a hint of goat.
Sparkenhoe Blue. Unpasteurised cows’ milk. 250g.
Famous for their vintage Red Leicester, the Clarke family diversified further into blue-cheese production when their son Will returned to the farm. Using milk from their 150 cows he decided to develop a classic British ‘rinded’ blue akin to the famous blue cheeses made in the region. The end result is Sparkenhoe Blue – a cheese of its own: mellow blue, with dense-fudgy texture, and a savoury finish.
Quince Paste. 200g.
Classic Membrillo (Quince) paste made in Spain. A great alternative to preserves and grapes with cheese.
** Tree and star decorations not included **
Cheese care and shelf life:
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.