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MADELEINE'S GREAT BRITISH CHEESE HAMPER

“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?"  Charles de Gaulle, France, 1890–1970.

 

That was France in 1962.  Today, Great Britain can claim to be the proud producer of over 750 varieties of extraordinary cheeses many of which are classified as amongst the best in the world.  We are determined to try as many of these cheeses as possible and every month will be offering a selection with various accompaniments for a special price of £30.00!

 

 JULY 2022

 

COLSTON BASSET

The King of British Blue Cheeses!

Colston Basset Stilton is hand-made by Billy Kevan and his team in Nottinghamshire. It is one of the last remaining hand-ladled Stiltons. Hand-ladling produces an intensely rich and creamy cheese; and the Colston Bassett flavour is deep, lingering and complex.

Stilton’s origins date back to the 18th century when it was eaten at The Bell Inn, Stilton. Now a protected cheese, Stilton can only be made in the counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Colston Bassett Stilton is often considered to be the best. Little has changed since they started making cheese in 1913, and they still use the milk from four of the original local farms that set up the co-operative in the beginning. The reputation of the dairy has gone from strength to strength, and it is now famous for making Stilton that is velvety and smooth, with a full, well-balanced, sweet and ‘mineral-y’ flavour.

Winner of 'Gold' at World Cheese Awards 2018

 

WOODSIDE RED

A semi-hard style with a dusty white rind and an annatto-coloured paste, mild and creamy with a fruity tang, from Plumpton, East Sussex. Cow's milk. Pasteurised, Vegetarian.

'Gold' at British Cheese Awards

 

PERL WEN

One of Wales’ best loved soft cheeses, Perl Wen is a glorious and unique cross between a traditional Brie and a Caerffili. Caws Cenarth in Carmarthenshire use their farmhouse Caerffili recipe as a starting point for their organic Perl Wen (the Welsh for ‘White Pearl’), which gives its soft centre a fresh citrus flavour with a hint of sea salt.  Caws Cenarth have been making cheese on their farm in the  valley of the river Cych in West Wales for several generations. Thelma and Gwynfor Adams spearheaded the renaissance in Welsh cheesemaking in the 1980s, and the business is now run by their son Carwyn. Cenarth now make a diverse range of superb organic cheeses, many of which have won multiple awards.

The Fine Cheese Company's

CHERRY FRUIT FOR CHEESE

A natural partner for blue cheeses

 

The Fine Cheese Company Traditional Bath Squares & Walnut & Honey Crackers

To place your order please call Kathryn on 01730 260102 or order on line under hampers.