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Cheese towers

Cheese as an alternative to cake?

cheese tower from above with crackers
beautiful cheese small
petit langres cheese small
wedding cheese tower camelia

Not everybody likes cake and many of us are trying to cut down on sweet things.  It’s great to have an alternative to the usual cake at an event or wedding and we think cheese is perfect for this.

You can choose your own favourites, or ask Jo, our deli manager and cheesemonger (originally trained at Neal’s Yard Dairy in London) to select some to suit your guests.  Then she or a member of the knowledgeable deli team can help you with choosing a range of biscuits or crackers, chutneys, fruits or savoury jams to go with it.  Visually, a beautiful cheeseboard can easily compete with the finest of cakes!

For an extra special occasion and for additional impact, why not choose a cheese tower.  This consists of several whole cheese wheels arranged on top of each other, plain and simple with a range of accompaniments, or decorated with seasonal foliage or flowers.  They always look stunning and highly original.

 

Cheese for Christmas

Artisan cheesemongers are a world away from mass produced

cheese tower from above with crackers
beautiful cheese small
petit langres cheese small
wedding cheese tower camelia

Visit our cheese counter to see the superb selection our deli manager and cheesemonger, Jo has selected for Christmas.  Jo trained at Neal’s Yard Dairy in London and knows all there is to know about looking after cheese to ensure it is at its very best for you.

Artisan cheese, made in small batches requires care if it is to be eaten at its very best.  Jo looks after all the cheese and makes sure it is at the right temperature.  She has ordered all the traditional Christmas favourites, such as Colston Bassett Stilton, Keen’s Cheddar and Brie (have you tasked Baron Bigod our British Brie – it’s superb).  There is also a fabulous selection of more unusual cheeses that you might soma like to try with friends and family this year.

The difference between mass produced and artisan cheese is so obvious as soon as you sample some of the hand made, properly cared for cheeses.  The flavour stands out and lingers.  What better than to sit down with your favourite people with a quality cheeseboard, some good wine to match, pickles, handmade crackers and fruit.  It is in fact a meal in itself and is to be savoured.  You may detect a tone of obsession with cheese, and yes,we are pretty obsessed.

We are always delighted to chat about cheese and for you to sample some that you haven’t tasted before and that you would perhaps like to take home.  Just pop into the deli and take a look.