UK-wide delivery. We aim for orders to arrive +/- 2 delivery days of the date chosen.

Early Bird Selection

 In such an uncertain year, receiving Christmas orders in advance will help us enormously, in terms of managing both socially-distanced staffing and the current blue cheese shortage. 

This Early Bird Selection, containing Colston Bassett Stilton, Baron Bigod, Montgomery's Cheddar and Appleby's Cheshire, will be available for pre-order only during the start of November or until sold out. As a thank you for placing your order during this time, the selection will also include a free Lucky Dip cheese.

Please note, if you purchase multiple selections as one order, we will amalgamate them into one large box. Please contact us if you wish to have items packaged separately. Click here to find out more about our gifting service.


Minimum weight: 1.215 kg

Regular price £35.00 Sale

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Spend over £29.50 to receive free delivery (England, Wales & Central Scotland)

Delivery Information

Standard delivery is free to most postcodes in the UK for orders over £29.50. Click here for a list of postcodes where additional delivery charges apply.

Collection from our London shops is free - choose Shop Collection at checkout.

Select your preferred delivery date at checkout. As we use third party couriers (typically DPD) we cannot guarantee the arrival day of your order but we will do our best to ensure that it arrives as close as possible to your chosen date. To be sure it arrives in time, we suggest choosing a date a couple of days ahead of when you would like to eat your cheese. 

If you have ordered a cheese subscription, your second and subsequent deliveries will occur approximately 30 days after your first delivery date. 

Appleby's Cheshire

milk type
Cow

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

A well-balanced raw milk cheese boasting rich mineral flavours upfront, a juicy acidity and the succulent yet crumbly texture that is so characteristic of a classic Cheshire.

Baron Bigod

milk type
Cow

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

Silky at its rind but crumbly at its core, this Suffolk-born, traditional Brie-style cheese balances a clean lactic brightness with mushroomy, vegetal notes.


Colston Bassett Stilton

milk type
Cow

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Pasteurised

A blue for those who ‘don’t like blues’, the Stilton we buy from Colston Bassett is made exclusively for Neal’s Yard Dairy. Gentler, sweeter and more balanced than a ‘typical’ blue cheese, it boasts a creamy, buttery paste pierced with the delicate blue veining characteristic of a Stilton.

Lucky Dip Cheese

milk type
Any

coagulant
Any

milk treatment
Any

As we work with a handmade, highly variable product, often we are left with slightly underweight pieces of cheese when cutting to order for our online and wholesale customers. Typically these little pieces are diverted to our shops to be sold there, as they are perfectly delicious! At the moment with limited footfall to our shops, we have more undercut cheese than we can sell. 

The piece of cheese you receive could be anything from our range. As such you need to be rather open minded and a true cheese lover.

Minimum: 100g.

Montgomery's Cheddar

milk type
Cow

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

Rich, brothy, savoury flavours are the hallmarks of the Cheddars we select from Montgomery’s. Drier and more stratified than most of the Cheddars we sell, its almost crystalline nature makes it melt in the mouth.

Clothbound with lard.

Pairing Suggestions

Accompaniments Selection (Small)
£7.70

Mixed Seed Crackers
£2.90

Rosebud Red Onion Port Marmalade
£4.10

FAQs

how much cheese to buy

As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend roughly between 100 and 150 grams per person for after dinner, and a bit more if cheese is the focus of the meal. If you are buying cheese to serve over a couple of days or as part of a buffet, it is advisable to buy a few larger pieces. This will both look better and keep better than many small bits. To help visualise weights, a good tip is to consider that a regular supermarket pat of butter weighs between 200 and 250 grams. If you are at all unsure please give us a call for some advice.

how should i store my cheese

The best option is to keep your cheese wrapped in its paper within a box in the fridge. This will prevent the cheese from drying out and absorbing other flavours. Your cheese will arrive wrapped in waxed cheese paper, which achieves the best possible balance between maintaining humidity around the cheese and allowing it to breathe. We are happy to provide some free extra cheese paper, just search for "cheese paper" and add it to your basket. We don't recommend cling film or foil as it can cause the cheese to sweat which will negatively affect the flavour.

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