Monthly Cheese Box Subscription - Cheesemongers Selection
Each month Stephen, our Head Cheesemonger, chooses three cheeses as his selection for the month for our monthly Cheese Box subscription service. 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 £30 per month and going down to £27 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.
February's Cheese Box
This month Stephen has chosen three cheeses that showcase each type of milk – Ewe, Goat and Cow. Coincidentally this is also a fully vegetarian cheese box which each cheese being produced using vegetarian rennet.
- Cornish Yarg- Pasteurised, Cow's Milk, Vegetarian Rennet- 200g
So we could have chosen either the garlic or nettle yarg as our second cheese - but who wants to eat garlic on a romantic night in? So we've settled for the classic Cornish Yarg which is wrapped in nettle leaves. Yarg gets its name from it's original producer Alan Gray who found a traditional nettle-wrapped cheese recipe in his loft - yarg is Gray spelt backwards! each spring nettles are hand picked from Cornish hedgerows and springs then frozen so that by the time they are used the sting has left. This is a delicate cheese, fresh and creamy with earthy notes imparted by the nettles, crumbly in texture. This cheese pairs well with light reds such as a Pinot Noir.
- Harbourne Blue - Pasteurised, Goat's Milk, Vegetarian Rennet- 200g
A dairy set up by Robin Congdon, one of the first pioneers in the 70s to revive traditional sheep milking in the UK. He started by producing Beenleigh Blue, a sheep’s milk blue made originally to a Roquefort recipe. They have now sold their herd and concentrate solely on cheesemaking under the watchful eye of Ben Harris. They now make three cheeses – a goat, sheep and cow blue. They source the goat’s milk from a local farm only from January to July and make a small amount of Harbourne every week. This is a variable cheese that changes taste and texture depending on the season – young cheeses are light, delicate and crumbly and the more mature, older cheeses are stronger in goat flavour.
- Wigmore - UnPasteurised, Ewe's Milk, Vegetarian Rennet - 200g
Wigmore is one of our most popular semi-soft sheep’s milk cheeses, produced by Village Maid Cheeses in Berkshire. A family business set up in 1986 by husband and wife Anne and Andy Wigmore which now produces four very distinct cheeses. Wigmore is a traditional handmade washed curd cheese, a method widely used across Europe and one which we believe lends a little sweetness to the cheese. There is a cow’s milk version, called Waterloo which is also available from our soft cheese counter. Wigmore changes texture and taste as it matures – starting off mild, milky and quite firm and chalky changing to complex, meaty flavours and a creamy, soft paste as it ripens.
Peter's Yard Sourdough Crispbread Original included in the box. Free UK Delivery on all Cheese Boxes.