Cheesemonger's Special Selection

Each month we put together a carefully selected trio of cheeses with some complementary crackers. This selection is expertly chosen to balance or harmonise on your cheeseboard. Selections may be seasonal to showcase cheeses in their prime or shine a spotlight on producers from one area. We may also be celebrating a new addition to our Wall of Cheese or an award-winning cheese. Whatever the focus, you can look forward to receiving three very fine cheeses and the ideal crackers to serve along with them. More information (including allergens) >

This selection includes:

  • 3 cheeses (weighing approximately 200g each) - for October: Mothais sur Feuille, Cornish Yarg and Picos de Europa, plus a box of Mør rye and buttermilk snap crackers.

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Ingredients & Allergens

Ingredients: Cheese (milk).

Mør rye and buttermilk snap crackers - Ingredients: Wheat flour, dark rye flour 49%, buttermilk 8%, corn oil, sea salt, whole milk powder, yeast, caraway seeds. Not suitable for nut allergy sufferers.   

Allergen advice: for allergens see ingredients in bold.

 

Tasting notes 

Recent misty mornings and darker evenings are signalling the change of season here in Suffolk. Soon fallen leaves will be crunchy under foot. In celebration of the arrival of autumn, this month's selection brings you an international trio of leaf-wrapped cheeses alongside rye snap crackers, earthy with a crisp texture.

Mothais sur Feuille

Mothais sur Feuille is an exquisite little goat's cheese made in the Poitou-Charentes region of western France. Bright white in colour, each individual cheese has a delicate wrinkled rind and creamy texture that becomes denser with age as it ripens wrapped in a dried chestnut leaf. This characteristic leaf is more than decorative - it preserves moisture in the cheese and infuses it with a distinct aroma and unique combination of earthy and woody flavours. There can also be hints of nuttiness with age. This cheese pairs well with a crisp white wine, the bubbles of Champagne or a single-malt whisky.

Unpasteurised goat's milk / Traditional rennet.


Cornish Yarg

This beautiful nettle-wrapped cheese is one of our Slate favourites. Created by Alan Gray (‘Yarg’ is his surname spelt backwards) and now made at the award-winning Lynher Dairies in Ponsanooth, Cornish Yarg is creamy under its natural rind and slightly crumbly towards its core. Made from pasteurised cow's milk, the flavour is fresh and lemony with a delicate mushroom taste imparted from the nettles which are foraged from local hedgerows between May and September. We enjoy Cornish Yarg with a handful of walnuts and slices of fresh apple. Lemon notes in the cheese are complimented by a sharp citrus kombucha such as LA Brewery's Lemongrass.

Pasteurised cow’s milk / Vegetarian rennet.

Picos de Europa

Picos de Europa, also known as Queso de Valdeón, is a semi-soft, blue-veined cheese with PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status from the province of Leon in northern Spain. This unique cheese, made from a blend of cow and goat’s milk, is wrapped in maple and chestnut leaves after being matured for around six weeks. Similar in strength and saltiness to French Roquefort, we love its caramelised aroma and intense piquant flavour. The buttery paste of Picos is perfect for making a blue cheese sauce and it pairs well with fresh fruit, a handful of walnuts and some Oloroso sherry.

Pasteurised cow and goat’s milk / Traditional rennet.

Customer Reviews

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M S.
Great cheesy service!

Second time we have now purchased the monthly special. Long may it continue. Great to try different cheeses backed up by wonderful service!

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Steve K.
Amazing Cheese, top quality service

I ordered a gift hamper for a friend as a surprise when he came home from hospital. It arrived in perfect time, carefully packed and once opened disappeared quite quickly!
Highly recommended

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Caz R.
You’d Cheddar believe it!

As a first time customer with Slate I had a good customer experience. Wonderful selection cheeses, packed and delivered as promised and greatly appreciated by the recipient as a birthday treat. Would highly recommend them and will be ordering again.

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Heather
Delicious

Lovely cheese , always comes well packed and insulated and the bonus is you can choose delivery day. Have had several deliveries this year, including Father’s Day , the socks included were different. Very happy dad . The Waterloo was amazing and when we can go to Alderburgh love the Sparkenhoe Blue . Just ordered the January lucky dip

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Tamsin A.
Fabulous pressie!

We ordered both father’s the June monthly cheese selection. They were delivered on time, thoughtfully and practically packaged and overall delicious cheeses! Thanks for helping us make two men very happy!