Cheese of the Month Subscription

Our Cheese Subscription is a great way to explore the world of British farmhouse cheese, and a perfect gift for adventurous cheese lovers. It is ideal for people who enjoy entertaining or those who like having a few hearty pieces of cheese to hand for both cheeseboards and cooking. Each delivery will include four different cheeses weighing at least 1.2kg in total. 

If it's a gift we'll be in touch to confirm the recipient's contact details for delivery notifications and we’ll email you a gift certificate to forward to them.

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"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."

Thomasina Miers

 

Here's an example of what you can expect to receive in a typical Cheese of the Month selection:


Corra Linn

Made by Selina Cairns in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Raw sheep’s milk, animal rennet.

We have very limited availability of Corra Linn, and so it is a real treat to share it with you here. The recipe and format are like a small rustic cheddar. The batch you have here was made in July 2018. Selina and her team are in the process of growing their herd of Lacaune sheep. To maintain quality, they breed all their own sheep and don’t buy in milking ewes so it will be two or three years before we have a steadier supply. Flavours tend to be lightly floral with delicious brothy, savoury notes of umami. Corra Linn has feathery, slightly grainy textured paste, which upon eating proves creamy and succulent.

 

Blackmount (not pictured)

Made by Selina Cairns in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Raw sheep’s milk, animal rennet.

Blackmount is our newest cheese and despite having only graced our shop counter since late November, this little lactic goat’s cheese has found itself quite the following. Flavours tend to be bright and tangy. We really love the rich yet light texture. The edible ash rind is composed of a mixture of naturally-occurring blue moulds and yeasts. Selina and family acquired their herd of goats in a move to make their business more sustainable and create local employment all year round. Lactic cheeses like Blackmount mature relatively quickly, and goats produce milk throughout the year, allowing Selina to have a cheese to bring to market whilst waiting for her seasonal cheese- Corra Linn, to mature.  Selina is still working to develop and perfect this cheese, so if you have feedback, we’d love to hear it and share it with her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duckett's Caerphilly

Made by Tom Calver at Westcombe Dairy in Somerset. Raw cow's milk, animal rennet.

Whilst the Caerphilly recipe originates in Wales, it is also traditionally made by cheddar makers in Somerset, to provide a cash crop through the year whilst waiting for their cheddar to be ready. Tom Calver and team at Westcombe Dairy continue this tradition.  They use the brine from Tom’s mentor Chris Duckett’s original brine tank to salt the cheese. The brine is over 20 years old and carries a microbial community that is unique to the rind of Duckett’s Caerphilly.  The core presents a crumbly curd which tends to have a clean, fresh flavour and pleasant mineral tang. The slight breakdown under the rind is milkier whilst the edible rind gives the cheese its earthy character.


 


St Jude

Made by Julie Cheyney at Fen Farm Dairy in Suffolk. Raw cow’s milk, animal rennet.

How can a cheese so dainty pack such a punch of buttery rich flavour whilst still being so light and fluffy? Julie puts it down to two factors. Firstly, a change in the ripening culture which gives a nice breakdown underneath. Secondly, she now has her own make-room (previously she had been sharing with Johnny Crickmore of Baron Bigod fame). Having her own space means that she can allow a longer production time. We find that a longer, gentler make process often contributes to a more scrumptious texture, certainly the case here!

 

 

 

FAQs

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 you have questions regarding your delivery or you would like us to liaise with the couriers on your behalf, please contact us.

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.

 

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