Mar 20 2017

Chilli Cheese | Red Devil Cheddar

This is a pretty classic mature cheddar from the Snowdonia Cheese Company with the delightfully hot addition of chilli in the shape of crushed chillies and pepper. Made by the Snowdonia Cheese company in Snowdonia, Wales.

Take us seriously when we say: ‘this is hot!’, we’ll only warn you the one time! This is a strong extra mature cheddar with chillis added to give a hot bite. This Red Leicester with will spice up your offering.

Red Devil comes as a 200g mini-truckle completely coated in red wax and is a 2006 World Cheese Award Silver Winner.


Mar 1 2017

Stinking Bishop

 

 

This cheese is now world famous since it overtook Wensleydale as the cheese of choice in the Oscar winning “The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” (with Wallace and Gromit) – it was used to bring Wallace back from the dead.

Demand for the cheese subsequently rose by 500%. Stinking Bishop deserves to be famous for purely its own characteristics, the ‘Bishop’ is extremely Pongy! If you havent tried it yet then you must try it once!

What’s it taste like?

This is a wonderful cheese with a catchy name and one of our favourites. It has a soft texture and a strong taste, which isnt quite as pungent as the name would suggest but extremely tasty.

Here is a short video which gives you much more information on The Stinking Bishop.


Feb 26 2017

Celtic Promise | Whole Wheel

This is a really interesting cheese, it was the winner of a bronze award at the British Cheese Awards.

The makers have given this a cider washed rind cheese, it is unpasteurised and it has this great pungent aroma but a soft piquant flavour. The rind is an orangery red colour and the cheese itself a rich yellow.

To get the creamy flavour and texture, it is washed twice a week for seven weeks which helps to give it the great pungent smell and a soft and rich full flavour.

It is made by John Savage of Teifi Farmhouse Cheese in Ceredigion, Wales and is suitable for vegetarians.


Feb 11 2017

Little Black Bomber | Cheddar For Sale

This Little Black Bomber flagship extra mature cheddar is a 2007 World Cheese Award Bronze winner, this select Extra Mature Cheddar is the flagship product of the range from Snowdownia Cheeses.

It is creamy & smooth this product has a unique texture & taste that will entice.

The name is a little controversial – but dont panic! Its just a cheese but it is, as its name suggests, pretty powerful. Black wax coating reveals a moist, smooth texture but an intense vintage cheddary taste.

This is made by the Snowdonia Cheese company in Snowdonia, Wales. The Little Black Bomber cheddar comes as a 200g mini truckle completely coated in black wax.


Jan 18 2017

Goats Cheese | Alex James | Farleigh Wallop

More ALEX JAMES CHEESE here

Farleigh Wallop is one of the great masterpieces from the Evenlode Partnership – which consists of cheese officianado Juliet Harbutt and Alex James of (Blur fame)

Farleigh Wallop is a wonderful goat cheese that is made in complete 115g rounds. It tastes fresh and clean and it has the slightest taste of thyme from the sprig that is pressed into the top of it.

It is reasonably firm with a delicate and subtle flavour.

What’s it taste like? Farleigh Wallop is more subtle than its washed cousin, Little Wallop, with a gentler, less obtrusive aroma. A sprig of Thyme rounds off its refined rustique look. No wonder it was voted Best Goat Cheese at 2008 British Cheese Awards.

Where’s it from? It is produced by the masters at White Lake Cheeses in Bagborough, Somerset which is a short distance from the Glastonbury festival site.

Here is a brief video about why Alex James went into cheese making:


Dec 18 2016

Wigmore | Ewes Milk Cheese

Eating Wigmore is the nearest thing to an endorphine inducing substance that we’ve reviewed to date this stuff is sweet and creamy, it oozes high quality and the texture of this ewes milk cheese is incomparable.

Wigmore is made with ewe’s milk cheese with a heavenly soft paste and delicate creamy taste, this mellows perfectly with age.

Wigmore has won multiple Gold Awards at the British Cheese Awards and it is made by cheese legend Anne Wigmore of Village Maid Cheese near Reading, Berks.

In their experimental dairy Anne and her husband produced different types of cheese for projects within the institute and organised tasting panels.

She also visited the then few artisan cheese-makers in the country for consultations and this inspired a passion for artisan cheese. Suitable for vegetarians.


Oct 6 2016

Munster AOC | Jacques Hennart

This cheese does smell – it is certainly true – but you must not let that put you off. Munster is a sweet and savoury, simply wonderful tasting cheese which as a long spicy taste.

The tradition in Alsace is to eat ‘Munster au Cumin’ which is Munster, obviously, served with boiled potatoes, cumin seeds and a glass of wine. It is an unpasteurised, washed rind cheese that is rubbed constantly in brine for 2 to 3 months to give its rind a distinct rich orange colour.

This AOC cheese imported by Jacques Hennart is made in the Vosges mountains in Alsace.


Aug 12 2016

Stilton | Cropwell Bishop | Blue Cheese

 

 

History Of Stilton Cheese

Blue Stilton cheese has well over three hundred years of tradition flowing through its veins. The cheese has a PDO – Protected Designation of Origin – status (awarded in 1996) which means the king of cheeses can only be made in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire or Derbyshire.

Cropwell Bishop Creamery

Cropwell Bishop Creamery is independently owned company in the Vale of Belvoir near the Nottinghamshire / Leicestershire border in England.

The Creamery is sewn into the fabric village life. Many employees live locally and there are several members of staff who have been with the Creamery for over 25 years.

The Cheeses

All cheeses are still made using traditional methods. Each year Cropwell Bishop Blue Stilton, Organic Blue Stilton and Blue Shropshire cheeses bring home many top prizes.

Cropwell Bishop Stilton

This is simply the best Stilton in the world – No exceptions!”

This has a wonderfully creamy Stilton that is beautifully presented which makes it one of the best presents available to any lover of good cheese.

This cheese comes as 500g and is suitable for vegetarians.