The cheese world is about innovation as well as tradition; so alongside a great cheddar or caerphilly we can find equally wonderful cheeses which have shallower roots. Here are four which deserve to be considered Modern Classics.
Cornish Yarg only appeared in Cornwall in the 1970s, but is now celebrated not just for it's stunning coat of nettles but also for it's full, mild, smooth flavour. Ogleshield is a washed rind cheese by Jamie Montgomery - softer and springier than cheddar, with a fruity flavour and a rich aroma. Robin Congdon's Beenleigh was - when first produced - probably the only ewes' milk blue in the country. Finally, Pete Humphries sweet, crumbly White Nancy is the work of a contemporary cheesemaker at the height of his powers.
Posh Box option
Tick the box above and we'll pack your cheese in a smart Posh Box, priced at £8.99 - a lovely way to give your gift a bit more impact. Substantially made, they feature a magnetic 'catch' and matching ribbon. There are three different sizes - we'll choose the one that seems to be the best fit for the items in the order.