St. George's Day is coming up on April 23rd and we've got something special in store for you. We've picked out four of the best English cheeses that you simply have to try. And if you're feeling generous, why not send them as a gift to someone you love?
You have two options to choose from: either the cheese selection on its own or the cheese selection with a pack of Peter's Yard Sourdough Doughnut Crackers and a jar of Fine Cheese Company Fig Jam.
Our selection includes the Yorkshire Blue, which is our mildest blue cheese, perfect for those new to blue cheese. Made by hand and matured for eight weeks, it has a sweet flavour and a crumbly texture. Shepherd's Purse in Thirsk produces this cheese, which won Best English Cheese at the 2018 International Cheese Awards.
Westcombe Cheddar is a farmhouse cheese made in Somerset that's been produced for over 130 years, so you know it's the real deal. It has a smooth, rounded flavour with a balanced creaminess and acidity. It's bound in cloth using lard, then matured for 11 to 18 months, resulting in a beautiful yellow colour and firm paste.
For something a little more traditional, try the Old Roan Wensleydale. This cheese is produced in small batches using raw milk and aged for 3-4 months. It has a creamy texture and earthy flavours, with a fresh tang and a mellow finish.
And finally, we've got the delicious Baron Bigod Brie, produced in Suffolk using a Brie de Meaux recipe. It's made with the milk from the Crickmore family's herd of Montbeliarde cows, which produces rich, flavoursome milk that's perfect for cheesemaking.
So why wait? Treat yourself or someone you love to these amazing cheeses and taste the best of English cheese. Click here to get yours.