Salopettes, steaming mugs of hot chocolate and the Russian army are three things that have put in some of their best work at lower temperatures
In the run-up to an unusual Christmas, a number of our Cheesemongers have donned their helpers’ hats and have prepared a few words of wisdom.
Cheddar, a year-round favourite, really comes into its own at Christmas.
But which one would be right for your cheeseboard?
We’ve created short profiles for some of our most popular traditional west country cheddars, so you can find your perfect match.
Westcombe Cheddar Hand Selected: As the name suggests, we pick these out personally, together with cheesemaker Tom Calver, to find those Cheddars with exactly the taste profile we’re after. Made from raw milk, Westcombe Cheddar is complex but mellow, with a savoury taste that is balanced by some almost fruity notes on the
I’ll share a secret with you. I used to think picnics were overrated.
I know… I know... It’s an unusual and unlikely opinion to hold, especially at this time of year. The popularity of the picnic puzzled me. If you can't imagine this, well, bear with me…you might be able to relate more than you first thought.
Picture the scene. It’s your first picnic of the summer; the anticipation is high, the journey is long and the hamper is heavy.
After a long drive, you find the ideal spot to settle down, but it turns out… everyone else has had the same idea. Worse still – someone tipped off every insect in the area, both land and airborne divisions, which come out in force and eagerly swarm around your blanket.
As you rummage your way through your groaning hamper, searching between the now squashed finger food and the leaking thermos flask, the good time you were looking for slinks away into the bushe
Slice some Brie, serve it on a Natural Cracker and the cheese will taste fairly similar to a Camembert, if you were to do the same. Despite both being made from cows’ milk and both being soft cheeses, they are, however, quite different.
For one, just look at the two side by side and you’ll see these are not the same cheeses. Take our Camembert Domaine de St Loup as an example. It’s about the size of a CD, whereas our Brie de Meaux Dongé isn’t too far off a steering wheel. It’s these differences in size that cause Brie to ripen more slowly than Camembert.
Our all-new Multiple Delivery Address feature is perfect for those of you who are shopping for several Christmas or birthday gifts intended for different people.
Let us guide you through the checkout process for Multiple Delivery Addresses, so you can save time when shopping on The Fine Cheese Co.
Start by adding the products you wish to buy to your bag. Then, when you have finished making your selection, hover your mouse cursor over the My Bag button on the top right of your internet browser’s window and select My Bag / Giftwrap.