Along with Dulverton, this is one of our larger off-the-peg cakes. In it, you’ll find great examples of traditional cheeses - Smart’s Double Gloucester and Westcombe Cheddar - a modern classic in Cornish Yarg, and some truly wonderful cheeses from the Westcountry’s most talented makers: things like Little Wheal, Katherine and Fosse Way Fleece. You've got the option here for your third layer to be either Devon Oke or Devon Smoake, and your blue cheese comes in the form of Cornish Blue, an award winning semi soft clue cheese made on the edge of Bodmin Moor.
Around 16.3kg of cheese - feeds 160. Supplied as wrapped cheeses, undecorated.
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Size: Diameter 33cm, height 50cm
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The base here is Westcombe Cheddar - one of the three great, and really traditional, examples of this cheese from (where else?) Somerset. Then comes Cornish Blue, Supreme Champion at the World Cheese Awards in 2010, and only a few points away from taking the same title the following year.
At the next layer there’s a choice. Devon Smoake is a gorgeous cheese from North Devon’s Rachel Stephens. One of the best smoked cheeses we’ve ever come across, the sweetness in this cheese will make a lovely contrast with the cheddar. We can also supply the plain version of this cheese, Devon Oke: just select the ‘Oke’ or ‘Smoake’ version from the drop-down menu.
Fosse Way Fleece is a cheese we’ve recommended to countless people
over the years and this firm ewe’s milk cheese always seems to be a success; on top of that is a classic Double Gloucester from legendary maker Diana Smart.
A baby version of the spectacular nettle-clad Cornish Yarg comes next, and then finally we reach the top two. Little Wheal, made near Bude, is described as ‘like a creamy Lancashire with bite’, and Katherine is a small goat’s cheese which has had its rind washed in Somerset cider brandy!
Oke or Smoake?
At the 3rd layer up you have a choice. Either Devon Oke, a sweet, firm, nutty cheese from Devon, or Devon Smoake - the same cheese but smoked over oak chips to delightful effect.