Well's Alpine

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There are no mountains to be found near Copys Green Farm, Wighton, but this doesn't stop Catherine Temple producing Norfolk's very own Alpine-style cheese. Inspired by the local cheeses she discovered on a European cycling holiday, this semi-hard cheese is handmade to a Gruyere recipe using milk from the farm's own herd of Brown Swiss cows. Matured for six to nine months, Wells Alpine has a sweet, nutty flavour and a pleasant tang. Read more

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Jannette says …

The Norfolk alternative to Gruyere - a perfect cheese for slicing, grating and cooking too.

The cheesy details

Style
Hard

Milk

Cow

Pasteurisation

Pasteurised

Vegetarian

Yes

Country of Origin

Norfolk, UK

Strength

Medium

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Tasting notes

Wine pairing with Well's Alpine

 Our wine expert, Katie Goodchild from Heritage Wines recommends Trevibban Mill Constantine 2018 - 

"A pairing with Trevibban Mill Constantine 2018 was sublime! The wine’s nutty, buttery, honeyed and rich fruit character complemented those similar flavours found in Well’s Alpine."

ONLINE CHEESE CLUB TASTING

Well's Alpine was featured in our cheese club selection in July 2020 and we were delighted to host an online cheese tasting with cheese expert Sam Wilkin, head cheesemonger at The Cheese Bar London and host of the Cellarman podcast. Watch the video below to find out what Sam made of this wonderful cheese made in North Norfolk.

Customer Reviews

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Another excellent cheese from Slate

I am no Jilly Cooper so I lack the words to describe this cheese but full of flavour and I will buy another.

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👍 Good Service

Ordered cheese as a gift… It arrived on the date advertised and I was given an indication what time DHL would deliver it. The recipient called to say thanks and commented how well the cheese was wrapped.

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My Second Order from the Slate Cheese Club

After the superbly sumptuous success of a first order in mid-June 2020, a second summer selection ensued in August pending a stay in Aldeburgh. The varied mix was: Colston Bassett Stilton (a delectable delight of a great blue cheese); Extra Mature Gouda (aged for 1,000 days, its striking deep orange colour complements 'a delcious nutty caramel flavour and long finish'); Snowdonia Black Bomber (a repeat order: a round cheddar with a true tang in its eye-catching black wax case); St Jude (soft and creamy in an attractive little wooden box); and Well's Alpine (it was the website recomendation of this cheese which compelled me to place the order: a semi-hard cheese with 'a sweet, nutty flavour and a pleasant tang'). The promise of what each cheese would do for the palate was perfectly peformed. The service from packaging to promptness was personal and professional. There is only one disappointment: the cheese has now all gone.... Thank you so much.