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The Cheesemonger's Christmas Tasting Selection

 

In the absence of our regular tastings, held above our Borough Market Shop, this selection features a range of cheesemonger favourites: Baron Bigod; Pitchfork Cheddar; Appleby's Cheshire; St Jude; and Berkswell.

Also included are tasting notes, serving suggestions and oatcakes and it is accompanied by a pre-recorded virtual tasting, available across the festive period to be watched when suitable.

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: 1.14 kg of cheese, approx. 1.74kg including accompaniments

Regular price £50.00 Sale

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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. 

Our Christmas Selection makes the perfect gift, delivered in our hamper-style boxes, it will delight any food-loving recipient this festive season.

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.


Berkswell

milk type
Sheep

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

Berkswell is a hard ewe’s milk cheese with a complex sweetness. Its gentle tang and slightly granular texture often draw comparisons with the Spanish cheese Manchego.


Orkney Oatcakes, Thick

Based in the harbour town of Stromness, Stockan’s Oatcakes have been baking in Orkney for over 100 years. Orkney Thick oatcakes are made with coarse oatmeal for a rough and crunchy texture. They are also ever-so-slightly sweeter than the thin oatcakes.

Ingredients:

Wholegrain oats, vegetable oil (palm/rapseed), fortified wheat flour (wheat, calcium carbonate, iron, niacin, thiamin), salt, raising agents (potassium bicarboante, disodium diphosphate).

200g

Orkney Oatcakes, Thin

Based in the harbour town of Stromness, Stockan’s Oatcakes have been baking in Orkney for over 100 years. Orkney Thin Oatcakes are made with fine milled oats, for a more refined texture.

 

Ingredients: 

Wholegrain oats, vegetable oil (palm/rapseed), fortified wheat flour (wheat, calcium carbonate, iron, niacin, thiamin), salt, raising agents (potassium bicarbonate, disodium diphosphate). 

 

Weight: 100g

Pitchfork Cheddar

milk type
Cow

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

A full bodied, dense and nutty Cheddar from Trethowan’s Dairy in Somerset, with a juicy bite and creamy texture that rolls around the mouth.

Clothbound with lard.

St Jude

milk type
Cow

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

A small, soft, wrinkly cow’s milk cheese from Suffolk. Inspired by the French cheese St Marcellin, its savoury, rich and buttery flavour belies its luxuriously light, almost mousse-like paste.

**This cheese intentionally has a very thin mould rind. Because of this, wild moulds- spots of blue, green and grey moulds, often develop on the surface during maturation.These are especially noticeable at present. They are perfectly safe to eat and do not negatively affect the flavour of the cheese. **

Made with raw cow's milk and animal rennet.
Minimum: 90g.

Pairing Suggestions

Accompaniments Selection (Small)
£7.70

Damson Paste - 200g Slice
£8.20

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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