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Christmas Five 2017

For these Christmas boxes we’ve used our knowledge and contacts to put together beautiful selections of artisan cheeses from ‘off the beaten track’: something delicious and just a little different this Christmas.

We like to give our business to a number of dairies, so there’s a few different cheeses we'll be using, but the balance of cheese types will be maintained, producing a satisfying cheeseboard. Your box will have one each of these five different cheese types:

a hard cows’ milk cheese

Devon Oke is made by Rachel Stephens in north Devon. This creamy, full-flavoured cheese, based on a C17 recipe, is matured for about six months. The alternative here is Ford Farm Cave-Aged Cheddar, made in Dorset but matured in the Wookey Hole caves of neighbouring Somerset.

a blue

Devon Blue is made very locally to us - a great favourite of ours - whilst the milder Cornish Blue is milder and drier but equally wonderful.

a soft, brie-style cheese

The cheese used here will be Sharpham, from probably the country’s most experienced makers of ‘brie’ style cheese, or Bath Soft Cheese, a lovely organic brie from Graham Padfield, based just outside Bath.

a contrasting firm cows' milk cheese

Sharpham Rustic is a long-time favourite of ours. Made with rich unpasteurised Jersey milk, there is no other cheese like it that we know! St Marwenne is a new cheese from Bude-based Sue Proudfoot. A variant on her classic Miss Muffet, it is lightly flavoured with 'Cornish Sea Pepper', a blend of sea salt, crushed peppercorns, sea lettuce and wakame seaweed.

a contrasting soft cheese

Helford White is a gooey, pungent pink-rinded marvel from Cornwall’s Lizard peninsula. The other cheese going in some of our 'Five' boxes is Drogo. Made especially for Christmas 2017 and unique to The Cheese Shed, Drogo is a fresh cheese made with Jersey milk and flavoured with fennel pollen. We’re delighted to be offering it for the first time this year.

The Christmas Five will contain 1.5-1.6kg cheese in total.