British Cheesemakers Box 5
As we continue supporting the Neal's Yard Dairy and Jamie Oliver's Save British Cheesemakers Campaign, we are proud to showcase another three small British farmhouse cheese producers.
Britain’s cheesemaking traditions are at risk and need our support.
Farmers and producers face the prospect of throwing away large amounts of milk and cheese because of the huge drop in demand for their products. Soft and blue cheesemakers in particular are vulnerable because their cheeses can’t be matured and stored for long periods of time. Over the last 40 years the production of British farmhouse cheese has undergone a massive revival. If it is to survive, then it’s really important to support the makers of these often unique cheeses.
In your box/bag you will receive 3 pieces of cheese of approx. 200g each and a box of Peter's Yard Sourdough crispbreads.
Sharpham Dairy’s Ticklemore is an extremely versatile cheese popular in all seasons. Made in South Devon with Goat milk that is collected from three local farms this cheese is both at home when used crumbled over a summer salad, when melted for cooking or sublime eaten on its own with zesty fruit and cool crisp white wine. Ticklemore is renowned for its stark white colour, a result of goat’s milk not containing any carotene which give cow’s milk cheeses a yellowy butter colour. Ticklemore is a mellow & fresh flavour that contains hints of floral and herbal notes with a subtle lemon undertone.
The Cropwell Bishop Creamery is renowned for making the classic Blue Stilton cheese for generations and so it was quite a change of direction when they started to produce Beauvale, an inspired softer and milder European style blue like that of Gorgonzola Dolce.
Despite being masters of strong Blue Stilton’s this cheese is not to be mistaken as similar in any way. The production process has been designed to make sure Beauvale is very mild in comparison with a thin crust which allows the cheese to remain extremely delicate. The finished cheese has a buttery texture that is sweet with a salty tang to finish.
A traditional clothbound 18-month-old mature cheddar that carries a well-established and distinctive hard, sweet and tangy bite that lingers with it's long lasting flavour. Produced in Botton Village in the North York Moors using unPasteurised Organic milk from the 48 shorthorn cattle based on the estate.
Botton is part of the Camphill Village Trust, a social enterprise for people with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other special needs where they live with families and live self-sustainably and biodynamically. The milk from the Dairy Shorthorn cows from whom they collect also contribute to form a range of other cheeses such as a Gruyere-style cheese called Summerfield Alpine which is also available at George & Joseph.