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 we'll choose from a few different cheeses, but the balance of cheese types will be maintained, ensuring a satisfying cheeseboard.
The Christmas Five includes one of each of the three core cheese types - hard, blue and brie, plus two contrasting cheeses, one hard and one soft.
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Contains 1.5-1.6kg cheese in total.
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Christmas Five 2020
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.
Devon Blue is made very locally to us and it's a a firm favourite!
a soft, brie-style cheese
The cheese used here will be Chatel, made at the Trevarrian dairy in north Cornwall. A 250g brie, it's the 'baby' version of the well-established Cornish Brie.
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!
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 Parke. Exclusive to The Cheese Shed, this is a fresh cheese made with unpasterised Jersey milk, a tiny bit of garlic and rolled in herbs.
The Christmas Five will contain 1.5-1.6kg cheese in total.