Love cheese? Well you're in the right place. Every month our cheese expert, Harriet, selects a collection of the finest organic cheeses for you to try.
December's selection has your Christmas crackers covered in fine style. We've specially tailored our choices this month to perfectly compliment our fantastic festive wine club.
Inside you'll find a rich Vintage Cheddar from Somerset's own Godminster Farm; Bûche de Chèvre, an indulgently creamy traditional goat's cheese; and a mild Cave-Aged Swiss Gruyère AOP that's sweet and smooth with indulgent nutty notes.
This month's cheese board is available until Friday 30th December. This month's cheeseboard isn't suitable for Vegetarians.
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Monday 5th December
Bûche de Chèvre (150g)
This goat’s cheese log is a classic French chevre, when fully ripe it’ll be oozy, creamy, tangy and just a little bit sweet. It’s made by La Lemance fromagerie in south west France near Agen (of prune fame) with organic goat’s milk from local farmers.
Try it with... Speaking of prunes, this cheese is great with them, if you’re feeling really indulgent we recommend adding some pancetta. Accompanying salad is optional.
Cave-aged Gruyere (200g)
The best of Swiss cheeses in our Harriet’s humble opinion (she has the task of tasting all our organic cheese - lucky duck). Gruyère is AOP so it’s made in la Gruyère region of Switzerland. It’s made from raw milk (as is tradition) and this mild Gruyère is cave-aged for 5 months or “affine en grotte” as they say in French. It’s a lovely semi-hard cheese, this one, with a beautiful nutty flavour.
Try it with... Great with everything although especially melted on top of some onion soup.
Vintage Cheddar, Godminster (200g)
This is a true favourite with Abel & Colers so if you haven’t tried it before we hope you love it too! It’s matured for up to twelve months following an eighty year old recipe then the master cheesemakers at Godminster pick the best cheese to make into these little truckles. It’s a smooth and creamy cheddar with great depth and naturally occurring lactate crystals throughout which give it that special tang.
Try it with...A lovely crisp, new season English Apple coming soon to a veg box near you!