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
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
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
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
Serve the finest British cheeses this Christmas with this perfectly balanced selection. It wouldn’t be Christmas without a tangy blue to enjoy with a slice of fruit cake – rich and creamy Shropshire Blue, from the makers of Cropwell Bishop Stilton, is one of the best. A Cheddar is a must too and we’ve selected a delicious new one from Trethowan's Dairy. The long-lasting finish of award-winning Pitchfork 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 for a Christmas cheeseboard to remember. 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
Thelma's Original Caerffili (spelled Caerphilly in English) is produced by Caws Cenarth, one of Wales’ most renowned cheesemakers. Named after Thelma Adams, who started the Carmarthenshire family business with husband Gwynfor in 1987, this lightly crumbly cow’s milk cheese has three distinctive layers. Its natural rind is mottled grey-white with an earthy, mineral flavour. Beneath is a supple, creamy-coloured layer with a mushroomy taste. The core, meanwhile, is white and dense with a delicate citrus flavour and a hint of sea salt. Read more
Discover the secret to perfect soft cheese and crackers with this hamper. Inside, you’ll find a specialist cheese knife, shaped to cut soft cheese effortlessly and flawlessly, as well as the ultimate crispbreads and chutney to pair with soft cheese. The holes in the Creative Tops Gourmet Cheese Soft Cheese Knife reduce friction and prevent sticking so you can slice through cheeses such as Baron Bigod, Brie de Meaux and St Jude cleanly and attractively. The forked tip assists with serving and the knife’s handle is crafted from beautiful acacia wood. Peter’s Yard Sourdough Crispbreads are the the ideal crunchy accompaniment to silky soft cheeses, while Rosebud Preserves Fig Chutney balances creamy and earthy flavours with moreish sweetness. Read more
Looking for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life? This hamper is packed with delicious accompaniments to help them create a gourmet cheeseboard. It does not contain any fresh produce so can be stored or, during the festive period, placed under the Christmas tree until you are ready to exchange gifts. The happy recipient only then needs to add some artisan cheese to enjoy a fabulous spread of cheese, crispbreads, honey and preserves. Choose from our standard or gluten free selection. Read more
For those who like to finish their dishes with a flourish of cheese, our vintage style cheese graters are a must. Their rustic yet elegant free-standing design looks superb on any table and their wooden handles are comfortable to hold. Crafted from beautiful and durable acacia, the top is stamped with the logo of their makers, Gourmet Cheese. Meanwhile, the blades are made from stainless steel for fine or coarse grating.
Enjoy the full flavour of freshly grated cheese over pasta, risotto, chilli, soup or salads when entertaining – or every day of the week! Ideal for all hard cheeses, including Parmesan, Spenwood and vintage Cheddars. Read more