This Month's CheesesThe Neal’s Yard Dairy Subscription showcases three different cheeses each month, connected in some way by a location, season, recipe or occasion. For our January selection, we’ve selected three cheeses to get your year off to the best possible start. Appleby’s Cheshire has long had a place on our cheeseboards and we've been buying cheese from the Appleby family since the early 1980s. We visit them once a month to select cheese that is bright and juicy with a touch of acidity. Tunworth offers something stronger and more creamy. It's a cheese that can be enjoyed simply on a piece of bread, or on our website you can find some delicious recipes for risotto or Tunworth bites. Finally, we have a relatively new cheese called Ashcombe. It's a cheese with a milky, hazelnut flavour and supple texture which is perfect for helping you through the middle of winter. Need inspiration for how to eat these cheeses? We like to keep things simple with Appleby's Cheshire and eat it in a Ploughman's style with fresh bread, butter, pickled onions and a juicy pear. It works well with a light, hoppy ale too. Tunworth is a versatile cheese which can be eaten as is, or used to enrich recipes like risottos or sauces. You could also bake it in the oven with a splash of white wine and herbs and spread it on a crusty baguette or boiled potato. For a drinks pairing, try a crisp white wine. Ashcombe can be enjoyed as a table cheese or works well melted. We recommend trying it in a toasted cheese sandwich with a sweet onion relish for the ultimate comforting January meal. If you want something to wash it down with try an off-dry cider. By savouring this cheeseboard, you are helping to support the makers of British and Irish cheese, preserving time-honoured cheesemaking traditions and fostering exciting new ones, too. We hope you enjoy them.
A well-balanced raw milk cheese boasting rich mineral f...
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.
A rich yet subtle cheese. The mild and mushroomy rind gives way to a golden paste shot through with a line of wood ash. The flavours are milky and mild and the texture is bouncy, buttery and sem...
A rich yet subtle cheese. The mild and mushroomy rind gives way to a golden paste shot through with a line of wood ash. The flavours are milky and mild and the texture is bouncy, buttery and semi-firm.
A Camembert-style cheese characterised by truffley, garlicky and vegetal flavours and a creamy and unctuous paste.
An Introduction to this Selection
Cheesemonger Caitrin introduces each cheese in this month's selection, explaining the style and how they differ in terms of milk, make and flavour.
Information & Inspiration
Recipes, films and blogs that feature the cheeses in this month's selection
Neal’s Yard Dairy and Appleby’s CheshireNeal’s Yard Dairy has been working with the Appleby family since the early 1980s, making them one of our longest-standing suppliers. Visiting the farm monthly to select the cheese is at the centre of this relationship. Read Blog
Appleby's Cheshire - Farm Visit on Film 2021Read Blog
About the Subscription Hub
The cheese we work with is strongly founded in a sense of community, from cheesemakers sharing recipes and tips, to the shared efforts of maturation between cheesemaker and affineur, to the departments within Neal's Yard Dairy tasting and talking about cheese together on a daily basis. The NYD subscription hub aims to bring this sense of community to our loyal subscription customers - a place to discover, discuss and delight in the cheeses you receive each month.Subscribe Now