Each month our Cheesemongers choose three cheeses for our monthly Cheese Box subscriptions that we send out. You can purchase the selection as a one-off purchase or choose a longer subscription in the drop down below. The longer the subscription you order the cheaper it is per month starting at £25 per month and going down to £22 per month with our longer subscriptions.
Our Cheese Box subscription is the gift that just keeps giving - specify the date below for when you would like it to start then on that date each month we shall send out until your subscription ends.
If it is a gift please specify in the notes section the recipient and a message and we will send you through a gift voucher which you can then email to the recipient or print off.
Or if you just love cheese and like trying new things order one for yourself - we'll send you three cheeses each month complete with tasting notes (for as long as you sign up for) and you get to try something different.
Peter's Yard Sourdough Crispbreads included in the box along with approximately 600g of cheese.
September Cheese Box - this month chosen by cheesemonger Claire
If you order the subscription to be delivered in October it will be three different cheeses to the three listed below. The cheeses listed will only go out in boxes during the month of September.
Old Winchester - Pasteurised, Cow's Milk, Vegetarian Rennet
Produced in the New Forest by husband and wife Mike and Judie Smales. As milk prices fell they needed another outlet for the milk produced by their 180 Friesian cows and decided on cheesemaking. They decided to produce a Gouda-style where the curds are washed during maturation making it slightly sweeter. It went a little wrong and Old Winchester was born, a modern British classic – a mix of a Gouda/Parmesan/Cheddar. A mistake that turned out for the better!
A great depth of flavour with a salty, crystalline crunch. It is sweet and tangy with a dry texture. Some use it as a Vegetarian Parmesan alternative.
Etivaz – UnPasteurised, Cow’s Milk, Traditional Rennet
A true Alpine cheese. Made in the same traditional methods that have been in place for hundreds of years, Frederic & Irene Chabloz of Etivaz in Switzerland produce this cheese only in the summer months between May to October in small Swiss Chalets with the milk coming from their 24 cows that graze the high mountain pastures only available in the summer months due to snowfall. Producing only 2 wheels a day this is a fine example of traditional hand made swiss cheese, a rarity to find so is one to be savoured and enjoyed when found.
The cheese itself is smokey and saline with caramel and nutty sweetness flavours.
Baron Bigod - UnPasteurised, Cow's Milk, Traditional Rennet
People often ask us for a Brie de Meaux – we don’t stock any and the reason for that is Baron Bigod. It is a brie-style soft cheese produced in Suffolk to a Brie de Meaux recipe and boy does it hold it’s own against some of the best Bries produced in France today so we thought we’d keep it as local as possible.
Produced by Fen Farm Dairy near Bungay in the Waveney River Valley. A farm passed through generations of the Crickmore family with Jonny and wife Dulcie currently running it. They hand-picked their herd of Montbeliarde cows from the French Jura. These cows don’t produce vast quantities of milk but what they do produce is protein rich, flavoursome and perfect for cheesemaking – some of the best French cheeses come from Montbeliarde such as Comte, Vacherin and Reblochon. They are grass-fed in Spring, Summer and Autumn and when they come inside in Winter are fed home-grown hay, haylage, grass and maize silage.
Creamy and rich with bundles of flavour, also very salty. This is smooth and buttery and just melts in your mouth.
**PRODUCT SHELF LIFE - with the majority of our cheeses we cut and wrap them fresh to send out, hard cheeses last 7 to 10 days, softs last 5 to 7 days from date of dispatch. Please bear this in mind when choosing your date of delivery, you can choose up to 3 months in advance. We advise you arrange delivery for as close to your planned date of consumption as possible**
We do stock a small number of individually pre-wrapped cheeses which come in with longer best before dates and make a great option to go into hampers that will not be gifted for a while - please email for advise on which cheeses work best in this instance.