St Jude

St Jude

A small, soft, wrinkly cow’s milk cheese from Suffolk. Inspired by the French cheese St Marcellin, its rich and buttery flavour coexists with a luxuriously light texture.

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. They are perfectly safe to eat and do not negatively affect the flavour of the cheese. 

Minimum: 80g.

Regular price £8.55
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Standard delivery is free to most postcodes in the UK for orders over £39.50. Click here for a list of postcodes where additional delivery charges apply.

For orders under £39.50, standard delivery is £8.00.

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

Choose your preferred delivery date at checkout. As we use third party couriers 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 recommend choosing a date a couple of days ahead of when you would like to eat your cheese. 

milk type
Cow

ingredients
Raw Cow's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Animal Rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Bungay, Suffolk

milk source
Produced on-site

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milk type
Cow

ingredients
Raw Cow's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Animal Rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Bungay, Suffolk

milk source
Produced on-site

breed
Montbeliarde; Holstein

season
All year

average age
2-3 Weeks

cheesemakers
Julie Cheyney; Blake Bowden

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The production of St Jude cheese involves a collaboration between cheesemaker Julie Cheyney who makes the cheese and Jonny Crickmore, producer of Baron Bigod, who provides the milk from his Montbéliarde cows.

Background

Originally produced in Hampshire by cheesemaker Julie Cheyney, St Jude and its sister cheese St Cera are now made at Jonny Crickmore's Fen Farm Dairy in Suffolk, home of Baron Bigod. Julie is still...

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Originally produced in Hampshire by cheesemaker Julie Cheyney, St Jude and its sister cheese St Cera are now made at Jonny Crickmore's Fen Farm Dairy in Suffolk, home of Baron Bigod. Julie is still the cheesemaker, but the milk comes from Fen Farm's herd of Montbéliarde cows: a French breed whose rich, high-protein milk is well suited for making cheese. The still-warm milk is piped straight from the milking parlour to the cheese room, where cultures are added. The curd for St Jude is set very slowly until Julie, judging by sight and feel, deems it to be ready, at which point it is carefully hand-ladled into small, delicate moulds.

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Accompaniments

Damson Paste - 200g Slice
£10.40

Mixed Seed Crackers
£3.90

Serving Suggestions

Roast slices of tomato drizzled with olive oil for 20 minutes. Place a St Jude on top with a scattering of fresh basil and bake for a further 5 minutes. Serve with crusty bread.

FAQs

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.

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.

Customer Reviews

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Michael Roberts
Cheese for lunch on a hot summer's day

St. Jude is a very fine, creamy cheese ideal with crusty bread or crisp biscuits and a glass of something.

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Amanda Owen-Meehan
St Jude

The first time we tried St Jude and we were not disappointed! This was a real treat that was creamy in texture with a distinctive flavour without being overwhelming - a repeat purchase for sure.

Your feedback is much appreciated Amanda! We're happy to hear that St Jude did not disappoint - it's a firm favourite of ours as well.
All best,
NYD

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Jane

Delicious strong flavoured creamy cheese.

We appreciate your feedback Jane. Thank you so much for sharing it!
All the best,
NYD

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Sunshine
The Christmas box

Well packed as always… delicious addition to the box.

Thank you for your feedback Sunshine. We appreciate it!
All the best,
NYD

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Barbara Tough
A real treat

Arrived in great condition and devoured in minutes. This cheese is magic in the mouth, and is one of your best.

Hi Barbara,
We're delighted to hear that you found the St. Jude to be particularly delicious. Thank you for taking the time to share your review!
Kind regards,
NYD