Classic Selection Box
All the big festive hits in one box. If you're giving the gift of cheese or going to your Gran's for boxing day lunch, this could be the one for you.
There are some cheeses you just keep going back to time and time again. You try to ‘be more adventurous’ or to ‘try new things’, but let’s be honest; Christmas is no time to be messing around. Especially when it comes to food. So for you, we have our Classic Selection box, a perfectly balanced range of your festive favourites.
Comte is one of our favourite snacking cheeses. The sweet, milkiness of our 12-14 month old cheese offers a much needed respite from all the rich and heavy flavours going on around this time of year.
In our opinion, there should always be a piece of Lancashire cheese in the fridge. And there is no better than Kirkham’s. Made by Graham Kirkham in Goosnargh using the raw milk from their own herd, this cheese is complex and comforting all at the same time. A rich, ‘buttery crumble’ coming from the combination of two days curds. The most excellent accompaniment to a mince pie or fruit cake. And of course it wouldn’t be Christmas without Stilton. On our counter we have Colston Bassett Stilton, made to a special recipe using traditional (non-vegetarian) rennet and a slower, more gentle maturation process. This produces the perfect balance between creamy paste and salty blue. Last but not least, we round off the Classic Selection with a Camembert du Normandie. We like to see a Camembert with a gentle chalky heart and a bit of give around the rind. This provides a wonderful flavour combination of slight acidity with those warmer more mushroom-y notes. We’ve paired this selection with Fine English Oatcakes and a Pear, Date and Ale Chutney.
This box contains roughly 1kg of cheese, enough for 8-10 people in one sitting or a family of four over a couple of days.
You can pre-order your cheese for collection any day (subject to availability). We are closed from 2pm on 24th December and re-open on Saturday 28th. All mail order cheese will be sent out on the 18th December for next day delivery at a cost of £8. Please get all your mail orders in by the 17th December! You can order your cheese by phone, email or by popping in to the shop.