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. Read more

This selection includes:

  • 3 cheeses (weighing approximately 225g each) - for January: Isle of Mull Cheddar, Lanark Blue, Paddy's Mile Stone, plus a box of traditional Scottish oatcakes.

Tasting notes

With Burn's Night coming up, our January selection is a celebration of Scottish cheese accompanied by traditional Scottish oatcakes for a perfect match of flavour and texture.


Isle of Mull Cheddar - The 'King' of Scottish cheese, is made on the Hebridian island from which it takes its name. A raw cow's milk cheese made to a traditional farmhouse recipe and matured for eighteen months, Isle of Mull Cheddar is pale ivory in colour with a yeasty aroma and full, savoury flavour. It is drier in texture than other Cheddars and slightly nuttier in taste. Its sharp, fruity tang comes from the cows enjoying fermented grain from nearby Tobermory Whisky Distillery. It is well matched by a spoonful of fruity chutney and an oatcake. Pair it with a full-bodied Merlot or perhaps a wee dram of single malt whisky this Burns Night! Unpasteurised cow's milk / Traditional rennet.


Lanark Blue - A powerful blue-veined sheep's cheese that has been made by family-run Errington Cheese in South Lanarkshire since the 1980s. Semi-hard in texture, Lanark Blue is settled into shape rather than pressed. It is completely handmade using raw milk from the farm's own flock of Lacaune ewes (the same breed used to produce French Roquefort). Lanark Blue is sold wrapped in foil in keeping with Scottish tradition. It is salty and creamy with sharp and tangy blue veins of Penicillium Roqueforti. The zingy quality of this blue cheese makes it a wonderful cooking ingredient for sauces or crumbled over salads. Unpasteurised ewe's milk / Vegetarian rennet.


Paddy's Mile Stone - A small, beautifully wrapped soft cheese made by Dunlop Dairy near Stewarton to the west of Glasgow. The name of this cheese is inspired by the local name for nearby Ailsa Craig, a volcanic rock and bird sanctuary of similar shape that sits in the Firth of Clyde. Paddy's Mile Stone is handcrafted from the milk of Ayrshire cows and then ripened for several weeks to develop its white bloomy rind. This rind is wrinkled in appearance and mushroomy in taste. It encases a mousse-like paste that has a delicate flavour, creamy with a slight bite. Enjoy it with a glass of fizz for a wonderful texture contrast or a pale rosé wine. Pasteurised cow's milk / Vegetarian rennet.

 

Customer Reviews

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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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T.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!

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E.C.
Lockdown Father's Day Gift

My Dad was delighted with June's cheese box, he loved the choice and variety offered and had already decided to order himself more. The delivery was fantastic also and took into account the busy delivery schedules

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C.M.
So good we went back for seconds

My wife is a great fan of goats cheese and I ordered the selection as a treat in these virus struck times. It was so good she ordered another for herself which was equally as tasty

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H.R.
A great gift for St Patrick's Day

I purchased the March Cheesemonger's selection which was Irish themed for St Patrick's Day for my friend who was celebrating a job promotion (& happens to be Irish). I had a slight ulterior motive for the purchase as I got to share the contents too! Each cheese included in the selection was delicious and the gourmet sodabread toasts are now my go-to favourite!