A Four Quarters Cake
With... a Katherine, a 500g Cornish Blue, a baby Cornish Yarg and then:
Quicke's Four Quarters (the small version), featuring plain and smoked Quicke's Cheddars, Quicke's Hard Goat's Cheese and Devonshire Red. Just push the four quarters together to make a whole wheel of cheese. For the base, there's a Cornish Brie.
Around 4.4kg of cheese - feeds 40-50. Supplied as wrapped cheeses, undecorated.
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Size: Diameter 22cm, height 30 cm
The top-level cheese here is Katherine. Made in Somerset, this is a hard goat's cheese that has been washed in Somerset Cider Brandy. Under that is a 500g baby Cornish Blue, a fantastic on-the-mild-side blue that's one of our favourites.
In the middle of the cake you can see the green and white patterning which comes from the nettles used to cover Cornish Yarg. Because of this, Yarg always looks stunning, but it's a crowd-pleaser in terms of taste too - beautifully mellow and impossible to dislike.
The 'four' part of the cake's name then becomes
apparent, with a wheel which is comprised of four quarter-shaped pieces of cheeses all made by the famous Devon dairy, Quicke's. You get mature cheddar, oak smoked cheddar, their hard goat's cheese, plus their version of Red Leicester - Devonshire Red. All in all, this layer gives you four very popular hard cheeses: so you score on variety compared to just using a single cheese.
And finally there's the base, a Cornish Brie, made by the same dairy responsible for Cornish Blue. This cheese has a delicious mild and creamy flavour and melting, smooth texture.