This Month's Cheeses

The Neal’s Yard Dairy Subscription showcases three different cheeses each month, connected in some way by a location, season, recipe or occasion. Our May selection is the perfect accompaniment to an event-filled month. With three long weekends, the Coronation, and the Eurovision Song Contest, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy time with friends or have a moment to yourself. Woodlands are filling with sweetly scented bluebells, and parks are bursting with colour, inviting us to come sit awhile and enjoy the spring air. Why not go the traditional route and enjoy Kirkham’s Lancashire on top of an Eccles Cake. Brightwell Ash is the perfect addition to spring salads, or crumbled over buttery new potatoes, for a bright, lemony lift. St Helena is a great addition to some seasonal veg, try melting over grilled asparagus to make a lovely springtime side dish. 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.

Kirkham's Lancashire

Best known for its inimitable crumbly-yet-creamy texture – ...

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Best known for its inimitable crumbly-yet-creamy texture – a texture the Kirkham family call ‘buttery crumble’ – this raw milk farmhouse Lancashire boasts a bright, full flavour finished off by a light, yoghurty tang. 

 

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Brightwell Ash

The tangy flavour of this cheese is bright and juicy. Its ashed rind is wrinkly, and the texture of the paste is pleasantly light and silky.

Minimum: 13...

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The tangy flavour of this cheese is bright and juicy. Its ashed rind is wrinkly, and the texture of the paste is pleasantly light and silky.

Minimum: 130g.

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St Helena

Warm, milky, round flavours are accentuated by a dense and silky texture. The flavour is surprisingly rich and long for such a delicate and relatively youthful cheese.Read More

Warm, milky, round flavours are accentuated by a dense and silky texture. The flavour is surprisingly rich and long for such a delicate and relatively youthful cheese.

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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

Kirkham's Lancashire 2012

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Specialist Cheesemakers Association Farm Visit 2022

Cheesemakers, cheesemongers and cheese lovers all descended upon the team at Ulceby Grange Farm who make Lincolnshire Poacher for the annual general meeting of the Specialist Cheesemakers Association (SCA). Read 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.

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