"I think cheese is the perfect present. There are few people who don’t love it, it lasts well and good cheese is a real treat. It is the ultimate spoiling."
Made by Joe Schneider and team in Nottinghamshire. Raw cow’s milk, animal rennet.
Stichelton is unique in being the only raw milk cheese made to a Stilton recipe in England. Although he is not a farmer himself, Joe can see the milking parlour from his make room. The milk is slowly, gently pumped directly from the parlour, and cheesemaking begins whilst the milk is still warm. The current batches of Stichelton are tasting particularly savoury. Towards the rind, there is a delicious nuttiness and a sweetness that balances the piquant, salty flavours of the paste perfectly.
Made by Graham Kirkham, near Goosnargh in Lancashire. Raw cow’s milk, animal rennet.
Kirkham’s is the only raw milk farmhouse Lancashire being produced in the world. Graham is not only a skilled cheesemaker, but an expert at making premium quality silage. This attention to detail pays dividends in the quality of the milk. The younger version of Lancashire which you have here has yoghurty, bright flavours and the distinctively fluffy and crumbly texture that we look for upon our visits to Graham. We find it comforting and moreish. Just what you need to see you through the festive season.
Made by Jeffa Gill and Sarah Hennessey in Coomkeen, County Cork. Pasteurised Cow’s milk, animal rennet.
Not only did Neal’s Yard Dairy turn 40 this year, Durrus cheese did too! We’d like to extend our warmest congratulations to them team. Durrus has long been one of Ireland’s best loved farmhouse cheeses, as well as being a favourite of ours. It is a semi-soft washed rind cheese, with a delicious sweetness to it. The aftertaste often sees flavours that range from white chocolate and hazelnut ice-cream to mushroom.
Made by Joe Bennett and Aimee Lawn, near Tamworth, Staffordshire. Raw goat’s milk, animal rennet.
Innes Log is the result of a partnership between Joe Bennett and the Neal’s Yard Dairy maturation team. Joe’s cheese arrives with us at only a few days old, delivered fresh and young each Friday morning. We then have a weekly tasting and troubleshooting session with Joe and Aimee which has helped the cheese evolve into the wonderful cheese you have today. Flavours are bright and savoury. The texture is dense and fudgey.
When will the first order be sent?
If you choose ‘Immediate' start we’ll dispatch it on the next available dispatch date after the purchase date. We dispatch Monday through Thursday for delivery Tuesday through Friday. If you opt for delivery in a future month, we'll dispatch on the next available dispatch date from the initial purchase date. For example if on the 10th of December 2019 you order a subscription to begin in February, the first order will leave us on the 10th of February 2020.
When will subsequent orders be delivered?
Subsequent orders will be dispatched on the next available dispatch date according to the frequency you have selected. For example, if a "once a month for three months" subscription is purchased on the 10th of December 2019 to begin immediately, we will dispatch on the 11th of December 2019 , the 13th of January 2020 and the 10th of February 2020.
Can I choose specific delivery days?
Yes, you are welcome to choose specific delivery days, simply contact us to specify. We need 48 hours notice to make changes to delivery dates.
Are delivery days/times guaranteed?
As with all our deliveries, we use an external courier. In the vast majority of cases they do a wonderful job with deliveries arriving in the right place at the right time. As we are outsourcing the delivery, we cannot guarantee arrival times. If there are any issues or if you have any questions regarding your delivery, please contact us directly. We will be happy to liaise with the couriers on your behalf.
Can we swap a cheese in the selection?
Our cheese of the month subscription is intended for the truly adventurous cheese lovers. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate substitutions.
What if there is no-one in for the delivery?
The person receiving the delivery email/text notifications will have access to the 'leave in a safe place' option that the courier provides, and they can make an arrangement directly with the courier. We strongly advise against choosing the redelivery option as the cheese will already have been picked up by the couriers then and will remain in transit for an extended period. More information relating to deliveries can be found here.
What about holidays? Can we skip an order?
If you need to postpone a delivery then just give us a call at least 48 hours before dispatch and we can amend the orders to skip that month.
I’m giving a subscription as a gift, can I have something to hand over to the receiver?
When you order as a gift we send you a gift email that you can print or forward to your recipient with all the relevant information on it. Just make sure you select the ‘gift’ option above to let us know.