A handpicked selection of 4 Artisan and Farmhouse cheeses with descriptions and a box of crackers.
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CHEESE SELECTION – FEBRUARY 2019
JURASSIC d’ETE - FRANCE - COWS’ MILK – UNPASTEURISED. This is a hard cheese. The milk used to make Jurassic cheese comes from the summer milk of cows of the Montbéliarde breed when the cows graze on the lush pastures in the Jura mountains (between May and October). The cheese ripens in cold natural cellars for at least 12 months. The Jurassic d’Été has a rich aroma and a fruity flavour. It is excellent in many dishes because it melts well into a lovely golden colour and is particularly excellent for au gratins, sauces, and with white meat and fish.
NEUFCHATEL - FRANCE– COWS’ MILK – UNPASTEURISED, VEGETARIAN. A traditional, soft-white cheese, originating from the village of Neufchâtel-en-Bray in northern Normandy. It is one of France’s oldest cheeses, dating back as far as 1035. The cheese is made in many forms, shapes & sizes - ours is heart shaped. Legend goes that French farm girls fell in love with English soldiers during the Hundred Years War & started making heart shaped cheeses to show their love. It has a grainy, close textured and thick paste covered with a soft, downy, velvety bloomy rind. Matured for 8–10 weeks, the taste and texture is reminiscent of a Camembert; mushroomy, rich, nutty and slightly yeasty.
LORD OF THE HUNDREDS - ENGLAND – SHEEP’S MILK – UNPASTEURISED - VEGETARIAN. Produced by The Traditional Cheese Dairy in East Sussex. It takes its name from the Saxon times when tax collectors used to work on behalf of the Lords. This hard cheese has a square shape and open texture because it is not pressed before being ladled into baskets. The aging process takes six to eight months during which the cheeses are rubbed and turned every other day to create a light grey rind. Underneath is a golden yellow paste that deepens as it gets closer to the rind. The texture is dry and a bit grainy with flavour of roasted hazelnuts & salty caramel, along with fresh grassy notes.
DRIFTWOOD - ENGLAND– GOATS’ MILK – UNPASTEURISED – VEGETARIAN. Driftwood is a delicious ash coated, goats cheese log made by White Lake in Pylle, Somerset. It's no surprise that this has won gold at the World Cheese Awards as the light, lemony flavours are perfect for the soft, creamy texture of the cheese. As its age increases, Driftwood develops more intense and tangy flavours and can be enjoyed both young and more mature depending on your tastes. As with most goats cheeses we'd recommend a light cracker so that its flavours don't overpower the goats cheese.
FINE ENGLISH WATER CRACKERS - Crispy-textured crackers for cheese, with a dark 'nutty' taste.