This Comté Vieux AOC is matured for 18 months, twice as long as standard Comte. Longer maturation gives this nutty cheese additional sweetness and depth of flavour. The texture is firmer too with a studding of salt crystals that adds a delicate crunch. Made in Franche-Comté in the Jura mountains, our Comté Vieux AOC is made from the raw milk of Montbéliarde cows in accordance with strict AOC regulations. Read more
The distinctive salmon-peach colour of Appleby's Cheshire comes from addition of the natural vegetable dye, annatto. Open and crumbly in texture but not overly dry, Appleby's Cheshire is a perfect balance of rich mineral flavours and acidity. It is savoury and herbal with a long finish. Read more
These jars of wild meat pâté are a perfect Christmas provision as they don't take up fridge space and can be whipped out to create a delicious light lunch or supper alongside cheese, turkey leftovers or a bowl of soup. All exquisitely soft and smooth in texture, these pâtés burst with the deeply meaty flavours of partridge, venison and wild boar that roamed free in the Aldeaquemada mountain region of Spain.
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Baron Bigod is an exquisite soft brie-style cheese made in Suffolk at Fen Farm Dairy near Bungay. Jonny and Dulcie Crickmore use the raw rich milk from their Montbéliarde cows to handmake this gold medal winning cheese to a traditional French recipe. The taste is delicate at its centre with yoghurt acidity. Towards its white bloomy rind, which develops over eight weeks of salting and aging, the flavour becomes creamier and richer with aromas of earth and mushroom. Read more
Serve the finest British cheeses with this perfectly balanced selection. Including a rich and creamy Shropshire Blue, from the makers of Cropwell Bishop Stilton, a delicious new award-winning Cheddar from Trethowan's Dairy - Pitchfork with its long-lasting finish pairs beautifully with a spoonful of Slate chutney. Pave Cobble, an ash-coated sheep’s cheese, completes our trio with a light and delicate dimension. Serve all three with delightfully crunchy Peter’s Yard Sourdough Crispbreads. Read more
Mrs Temple’s handmade Binham Blue is the pride of Norfolk. Handmade at Copys Green Farm in Wighton, Catherine Temple uses milk from the farm’s own herd of Brown Swiss cows. We’ve had the privilege of watching Catherine at work in her dairy adding the spores of Penicillium Roqueforti that make it blue. The result is an award-winning full flavoured and creamy textured cheese with a wonderful bite and a sweet tang. Read more
Perfect for Boxing Day lunch, a pork pie from Bray's Cottage bursting with festive flavours of fig and orange or classic onion marmalade. Sarah Pettegree and her team at Pie HQ in Norfolk hand-make their award winning pies using free-range local pork and a secret blend of herbs and spices, encased in the most delicious biscuity hot water crust pastry. Top tip from Sarah herself is to enjoy them with a spoonful of fig chutney from Rosebud Preserves.
Available in 2 sizes - 450g (2-3 portions) and 1200g (8-10 portions). See full ingredients and allergens information in tasting notes below. Read more
From the Pays Basque region of France, this hard cheese takes its name from the shape of a local mountain, the profile of which is reminiscent of Napoleon. Matured for six months, Brebis Napoleon is made from the milk of sheep that graze the high meadows of the Pyrenees. It is ivory in colour with a mottled brown rind. Its flavour is sweet and nutty with fresh grassy tones and pairs well with full-bodied red wines. Read more
Our Brie de Meaux AOC is one of only two artisanally made Bries with AOC accreditation. Produced in Raival in the Meuse department, the original home of Brie, this Brie de Meux is made from unpasteurised cow’s milk in strict accordance with AOC regulations. Soft and creamy, the flavour is nutty with a hint of mushroom. As it ages, it develops pungency and even greater depth. Enjoy with a fresh baguette for a true taste of France. Read more
Authentic Spanish cured ham, hand carved from black-footed Iberian pigs that are raised on a primary diet of 'bellota' (acorns). This ham is nutty, rich and delicious after being slow-cured in natural cellars. In the mouth it offers a smooth and succulent texture. Its rounded lingering flavour is slightly salty with sweet notes, best enjoyed well warmed to room temperature alongside slices of Manchego and plump Gordal olives.
Ingredients: pork, salt and preservative potassium nitrate. Read more
Our British cheese selection contains five exquisite cheeses that showcase the diversity and quality of artisan cheeses now being produced in the UK. To accompany these award-winning cheeses, we have included a box of Miller's Damsels Buttermilk Wafers, which are handmade with English buttermilk and butter.
Vintage Lincolnshire Poacher is a hard cheese similar to Cheddar but reminiscent of Alpine cheeses, while Colston Bassett Stilton is a fruity and mellow blue cheese with buttery and earthy flavours. Dorstone is a smooth and moussy goat’s cheese coated with edible ash, which is sublime on the cheeseboard alongside Cornish Yarg, a beautiful, nettle-wrapped cheese. The final cheese in our selection is Baron Bigod, the highly acclaimed Brie-style cheese that we are so proud of in Suffolk! Read more
From Fen Farm Dairy here in Suffolk, this unique butter is the only raw farmhouse cultured butter made in Britain. Vibrantly golden in colour and flecked with visible salt crystals, it is truly delicious on crusty sourdough bread or a warm toasted teacake. Rich and creamy from the protein-rich milk of the farm's Montbeliarde herd, Bungay Butter is carefully cultured and churned to develop its complex flavours. Read more
Burt's Blue is described by maker Claire Burt as an 'approachable blue'. Deeply creamy, it's a luxurious semi-soft cheese with delicate blue veining giving subtle tangy notes and a slightly salty finish. It is encased in a beautiful bloomy rind of greenish, grey Penicillin Roqueforti mould. We love Burt's Blue on an oatcake with a slice of crisp apple or pear. It also bakes well in a juicy fig wrapped in Parma Ham and drizzled with honey. Read more