Tunworth Camembert

Rich, vegetal, intense.

  • Pasteurised
  • Cows' Milk

An English Camembert good enough to make a Frenchman weep: vegetal, porcini-flavoured and intense.
The Courtyard Dairy selects only particular Tunworth’s that are more wrinkled.  This makes for a more intense flavour – making an already brilliant cheese simply outstanding.

Tunworth was awarded Supreme Champion Cheese 2013 (British Cheese Awards).

Made by Stacey Hedges and Charlotte Spruce in Herriard, Hampshire, England.

More about this

In 2004, after falling in love with cheese whilst working for cheesemongers in Australia, Stacey Hedges started making cheese at home.  Stacey researched among cheesemongers what was missing in the market, which led to her deciding to make a Camembert in a style akin to the traditional French.  Consequently she set up Hampshire Cheeses, and Tunworth was born (named after the nearby hamlet of Tunworth, near Basingstoke).

By 2006 Tunworth was fast becoming a brilliant cheese.  Stacey Hedges was using traditional Camembert techniques (a slow acidification, and hand-ladling) as well as undulating moulds and yeasts that help to create a unique cheese. (The Courtyard Dairy asks for it to be as wrinkled as possible so it has a more intense vegetal, porcini flavour).

Charlotte Spruce now partners Stacey in making this amazing cheese: its good enough to make a Frenchman weep!

(Stacey has won with Tunworth cheese the coveted ‘Supreme Champion’ award at The British Cheese Awards not once, but twice – in 2006 and 2013.)

Find out more about how Tunworth is made and the history of Hampshire cheeses by clicking here to view The Courtyard Dairy’s account of their recent visit to Hampshire Cheeses or read this interview with Stacey Hedges, Tunworth’s creator.

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.

Nutritional Data (typical values, per 100g):
Energy 1301kj/314kcal
Fat 26.2g
(of which saturates) 18.2g
Carbohydrates 3.3g
(of which sugars) 0.1g
Fibre 0.1g
Protein 16.3g
Salt 1.38g

Weight: 1 x 250g cheese.

Ingredients: Milk, salt, cheese cultures and rennet.

Customer reviews

  1. David Griffiths

    Wow. Just the most amazing cheese ever. If you like a strong camembert then this is the cheese for you…

  2. Rory

    We only discovered this sublime cheese very recently. We spread the Tunworth on almond and cranberry toast (Waitrose) and could not stop eating it. (Stacey you will know our hosts, in Lyford.)

  3. Angela D

    I rarely remember the cheeses on a cheeseboard, as to be fair I’m usually well through a bottle of red at that point. However, this one was so good I wrote it down & have since purchased it. Exceptional!

  4. Diana

    We first tasted this at a cheese and wine evening near Cartmel, Cumbria. The best camembert we have ever tasted.

  5. G c lambert

    I believe in English cheese,, always will , nothing better as far as I’m concerned!!

  6. Olgierd James Nunzio Marcelli

    I have lived in France for 3 years on cheese and mountains. Never thought a student can beat its master. Tunworth is a masterpiece – well done!, for now it is the one and the only English cheese that can compete with best French cheeses.

  7. David Wall

    Love my Camembert and Brie de Mieux and this is right up there with the very best of them AAA+++

  8. Astrid

    It is absolutely delicious

  9. Sarah Johnson

    I was given this cheese as part of a cheese-lovers hamper gift for Christmas…my goodness it is DEVINE!
    It has a wonderful, moorish favour which is impossible to resist – how mine managed to last 3 days was testimony to my will-power!!! It would have been so easy to eat at one, but then I would have no more!
    It is a strong, full taste and not for sissies – but truly a masterpiece.

  10. Claire Allen

    Gorgeous, I think this is the best cheese I’ve ever tasted. I love it. So much flavour, and so creamy. The only problem is I cant stop eating it!

  11. Jon

    Absolutely amazing with some Piccalilli

  12. George Wade

    Best British cheese I have tasted

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