Traditional British Selection

Classic British cheeses at their best.


Four classic British cheeses.  These versions are still made on the farm, traditionally cloth-bound and aged to perfection: supreme examples of the historic British cheeses.
The lemony, fresh Richard III Wensleydale, buttery tangy Hafod Cheddar, the strong and powerful vintage red Leicester and the savoury Sparkenhoe Blue.  Britain at its best.
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This cheese gift box includes:

Richard III Wensleydale.  Pasteurised cows’ milk, vegetarian.  310g.
An ancient Wensleydale recipe that produces a moister, less-crumbly, acidic cheese.  Sold by The Courtyard Dairy in the traditional manner at one month old, Richard III Wensleydale flavour is clean and light with a gentle, milky and lemony flavour.

Hafod Cheddar.  Unpasteurised cows’ milk, organic.  250g.
With only 65 Ayrshire cows, this clothbound Cheddar is made to a very traditional recipe, producing a cheese that is buttery and smooth, with that special Cheddar tang.  At The Courtyard Dairy the best Hafod truckles are selected and further aged to 14-months.  At 14-months old the cheese retains its buttery flavours and develops that special tang.

Sparkenhoe Vintage.  Unpasteurised cows’ milk.  250g.
The only unpasteurised farmhouse red Leicester made in the world.  This Sparkenhoe vintage version is aged for 18 months, which gives it a strong, powerful flavour.

Sparkenhoe Blue.  Unpasteurised cows’ milk.  250g.
Famous for their 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 a British ‘rinded’ blue, akin to Stilton’s made in the region.  The end result in Sparkenhoe Blue is a cheese of its own: a mellow blue, with dense- fudgey texture, and a savoury finish.

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.

Customer reviews

  1. Clive Chapman

    I was given, as birthday present, a delivery of three cheeses a month for six months. What thoughtful gift, thank you to the family.
    What a variety, all tasty, bar one which was relaxed with an additional cheese the following month. The anticipation of what would be delivered next with what texture and tastes was a delight.
    If you like cheese or know someone who does you should treat them and yourself. You will not be disappointed.
    Clive Chapman

    • Andy

      Thanks Clive for your kind comments

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