Cheese and wine

Friday 18 June 2021

Wine and beer pairing for our June trio of cheeses

In a recent catch up with our friends at Heritage Wines we asked for pairing suggestions for our June cheese selection that includes Westcombe Cheddar and Duckett's Caerphilly.

Wine and cheese selection with fruit and charcuterie

Monday 10 May 2021

Wine matches for our May trio of vegetarian cheeses

For this month's wine pairings, our friends at Heritage Wines have cast the net a little further afield to include some wines made outside Britain, and indeed Europe, with a delicious South African suggestion.

Legendary wine matches for our April trio of English treats

Thursday 8 April 2021

Legendary wine matches for our April trio of English treats

In honour of the dragon-slaying knight, Saint George, our April Cheesemonger Special Selection brings you a trio from the world of English cheese: with wine pairing suggestions from Heritage Wines.

Patron Saints and perfect cheese & wine pairings

Thursday 11 March 2021

Patron Saints and perfect cheese & wine pairings

In honour of St. David and St. Patrick, our March Cheesemonger's Special Selection showcases a trio of fantastic cheeses from Wales and Ireland.In this blog we are delighted to share ideal drinks matches from our friends at Heritage Wines.

Bottle of wine and slice of cheese displayed in the snow

Tuesday 16 February 2021

Lowdown on Le Gruyère

Le Gruyère has been produced in western Switzerland since the 12th Century. Here we take a deep dive into the world of Le Gruyère and share with you our favourite fondue recipe plus wine pairing suggestions from our friends at Heritage Wines.

Bring on the bagpipes: wine pairings for your Burn's Night cheeseboard

Thursday 21 January 2021

Bring on the bagpipes: wine pairings for your Burn's Night cheeseboard

We suggest a trio of exceptional Scottish cheeses as an alternative Burn's Night feast, accompanied by a wee dram of single malt whisky or these delicious wine pairings from our friends at Heritage Wines.

Wine Pairings for December's Cheesemonger's Special Selection

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Wine Pairings for December's Cheesemonger's Special Selection

We have chosen to end the tumultuous year of 2020 with a reassuringly classic Cheesemonger's Special Selection of fine English cheeses, showcasing this country's cheese-making heritage.

A melted cheese feast: how to bake and enjoy Vacherin Mont D'Or

Thursday 19 November 2020

A melted cheese feast: how to bake and enjoy Vacherin Mont D'Or

It's always a memorable day each autumn when seasonal Vacherin Mont D'Or returns to the Slate wall of cheese. This luxurious cheese is an exceptional addition to any cheese board but we love it baked in the oven for an instant, indulgent fondue.

Wine and cheese on a board

Thursday 29 October 2020

Grand matches for the Slate wall of cheese

A trip across The Channel may be tricky at the moment but enjoying a glass of Domaine du Grand Mayne wine can bring flavours of their French vineyard to your cheese board. Recently I was delighted to receive a mixed case of Grand Mayne wine to enjoy with some British favourites from our Slate wall of cheese.

Wine and cheese

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Wine pairings for our October Cheesemonger's Special Selection

Our October trio brings a celebration of autumn to your cheese board, with a selection of cheeses that evokes the colours, tastes and sounds of the new season: vibrant pumpkin orange, earthy mushroom flavours and crunchy leaves underfoot!

Wine pairings for our September Cheesemonger's Special Selection

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Wine pairings for our September Cheesemonger's Special Selection

Our September Cheesemonger's Special Selection is a classic trio of British artisan cheese, offering balance, textures and cheese styles. Katie our wine partner at Heritage Wines, has pairing suggestions for each one to best enhance its unique qualities.

Wine matches for our August trio

Thursday 20 August 2020

Europe on your cheeseboard: wine matches for our August trio

With all the new quarantine rules, possibility of travel to Europe feels like it's fading fast. Instead, bring a taste of Alpine mountains and Mediterranean sunshine to your cheese board with our August Cheesemonger's Special Selection. In this blog we are delighted to share with you pairing suggestions chosen to enhance the beautiful flavours of these European favourites.