Our cheese of the week is also one of our biggest sellers - Harrogate Blue. The cheese has also just won a gold medal at the British Cheese Awards earlier this week. Created by Judy Bell's daughters Katie and Caroline at Shepherd's Purse Cheeses in Thirsk, it was launched in 2012 and won Best New Product at the Great Yorkshire Show in the same year. It then won a silver medal at the World Cheese Awards and a gold at the Gobal Cheese awards in the same year.Matured for at least 10 weeks the cheese has a creamy texture and a peppery finish.
Cheese of the week is a Sparkenhoe Red Leicester. Made by David and Jo Clarke in Leicestershire, it is the only handmade unpasteurised Red Leicester in the world. The cheese is matured for 6 months to develop a creamy, flaky texture and a nutty taste.
Our cheeses of the week this week are Hellfire and Beenleigh Blue, Hellfire Made by Cryer and Stott in Wakefield,Hellfire is a combination of cheddar, mustard seeds and Leeds Brewery Hellfire Pale Ale. It takes it's inspiration from French cheeses which combine mustard seeds and that are then washed in beer. Beenleigh Blue A moist, crumbly blue cheese made by Ticklemore Cheese in Devon. Rich, sweet and nutty, similar to Roquefort, it is one of only three ewe’s milk blue cheeses made in the UK
Our cheese of the week this week is from Godminster in Somerset. Their Vintage Cheddar is made from 100% organic pasteurised milk. Matured for around 14 months, the cheese is rich and creamy, with a lingering taste. We've got both the original and smoked varieties to try in the shop - come down and have a taste!
We've just started stocking these great home cheese making kits from The Big Cheese Making Kit. There are four different styles to choose from: - Mozzarella & Ricotta - Goat's Cheese - Scottish Crowdie - Kids Each kit contains all the equipment, ingredients and easy to follow instructions. All you need to buy is the milk, and the only extra equipment you'll need is a large saucepan and a spoon. There's enough in each kit to make 10 batches - and each batch makes around 2lbs so quite a lot of cheese! You can buy the kits at our Chapel Allerton shop, or online here. One of our customers bought a kit and wrote about their home cheesemaking experience...