Cheese Box For Two
The perfect cheese box for sharing with a loved one. Read more
Perfect for a long, slow evening in front of the fire and a warming glass of red wine, this cheese box is ideal for sharing with a loved one.
Filled with a selection of curated, artisan cheeses, simply smother with the Sweet Onion Marmalade on a crunchy, Sourdough Crispbread and enjoy.
The Cheese Box for Two includes:
200g Westcombe Raw Milk Cheddar
1x Nettlebed Creamery, Bix
1x St Jude Cheese
200g Appleby's Double Gloucester
1x Rosebud Preserves, Sweet Onion Marmalade
1x Peter's Yard, Original Sourdough Crispbread
Westcombe Raw Milk Cheddar
Handmade from unadulterated, raw cows' milk, Westcombe Cheddar has a deep complex flavour with long notes of citrus, hazelnut and caramel. These long notes have given way to its tongue in cheek nickname of the 'five mile cheddar' as you're still tasting it 5 miles down the road!
Beneath the white wrinkly rind is a dense, ultra-creamy interior with a moreish lactic tang. It’s wonderfully dense and rich, and has a mouthfeel not unlike butter. With an earthy aroma on the nose, at first you’ll detect hints of yoghurt and grassy sweetness on the palate, which then unfurl into toasty notes.
This dainty little cheese is fresh and lemony with a zippy mousse-like texture when young, but packs more punch as it matures, developing earthy flavours and a gooey interior. Dependent on the batch, St Jude can be fresh, bright and citrusy or rich, smooth and buttery but always with a delicate nutty flavour that is so unique to it.
Appleby's Double Gloucester
This incredible Double Gloucester is a traditional, full fat, hard cheese made from unpasteurized cow's milk. It uses the same ingredients as Appleby’s Cheshire but with variations in the timing, temperature and acidity. It has a smooth and buttery texture with a rich and nutty yet delicate flavour. The acidity is less dominant than in Cheshire and is balanced with a slight tang and mineral bite.
Fiona Beckett, renowned food and drink matcher, recommends a white wine, such as Barouillet Bergecrac Sec 2020 13% with this gorgeous cheeseboard, which may seem a little out there, but works really well with milder cheeses: "it is made in a natural style which adds a seductive softness- like crunching an apple you’ve just picked off the tree." If you are after something a little bit different, why not try Kingston Black apple aperitif 18%, a sweet and smooth apple drink, perfect with a nibble or two of cheese...
Westcombe Raw Milk Cheddar: Raw Cow's Milk (Milk), Starter, Animal Rennet, Salt (not suitable for vegetarians)
Bix: Pasteurised Organic Cow's Milk (MILK), Double Cream (MILK), Starter Cultures, Animal Rennet, Salt
St Jude: Raw Cow's Milk (MILK), Animal Rennet. (Not suitable for Vegetarians. May contain naturally occuring moulds.)
Appleby's Double Gloucester: Raw Cows' Milk (MILK), Salt, Animal Rennet, Annatto
Sweet Onion Marmalade: Onions 92%, Unrefined Sugar, Dry White Wine (SULPHITES), White Wine Vinegar (SULPHITES), Water, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fresh Garlic
Original Sourdough Crispbread: Milk (MILK), Rye Flour (GLUTEN), Wheat Flour (GLUTEN) [Calcium, Iron, Thiamin, Niacin], 12% Sourdough (GLUTEN) [Rye Four, Water], Wholemeal Wheat Flour (GLUTEN), Honey, Salt
The Perfect Drink Pairings for your Artisan Cheese Board, by Fiona Beckett
This Autumn, we've teamed up with Fiona Beckett, award-winning food & wine writer & one of the world-leading experts on food & drink matching.