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  1. Win a Cheese-board with Your Wedding Day Cheeses
    Win a Cheese-board with Your Wedding Day Cheeses

    Minnie Wedding Cheese Cake

    Would you like to enjoy your wedding cheeses again with our compliments?

    All you need to do is send us a glorious photo of your cheese wedding cake, with a quote from you.

    If we use them on our website, or social media, we will send you a cheese-board version of your cake to cut again.

    All you need to is email ellie@finecheese.co.uk with you images and testimonial.

    Happy snapping!

  2. Recipe: Roasted Beetroot & Celery with Old Winchester Cheese & Walnut
    Recipe: Roasted Beetroot & Celery with Old Winchester Cheese & Walnut

    Recipe: Roasted Beetroot & Celery with Old Winchester Cheese & Walnut

    With a hint of Parmesan, Old Winchester cheese, also known as Old Smales, is incredibly versatile when used in cooking. It adds the perfect finish to all manner of dishes. Here's one such example created by The Fine Cheese Co. Bath's Head Chef, Laurent.

    So, dust off your vegetable peeler because you'll need it for this great-tasting roasted beetroot and celery, with Old Winchester cheese and walnut recipe.

    Ingredients

    400g Mixed-colour beetroot
    1 Bunch of celery
    50g Walnut
    60g Old Winchester cheese
    Balsamic vinegar

  3. Sparkenhoe: Behind the Scenes of Englands' Only Raw Milk Red Leicester
    Sparkenhoe: Behind the Scenes of Englands' Only Raw Milk Red Leicester

    Sparkenhoe

    Our visit to Sparkenhoe creators,  Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Company, was my first outing to meet a cheese maker while working at The Fine Cheese Co. and it was a fun one!

    After winding our way through the country lanes of Leicestershire, we reached the most idyllic location for a farmhouse cheese. Despite some interesting parking by our Cheese Care Manager, Luke Maslen, (not to mention that of our buyer, Gabi) we were welcomed by David Clarke of Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Co. We walked down some steps, swiftly greeted by some sheep and entered the little café they had recently built inside a beautiful high-top barn.

    Hard at work, with her apron on, was Jo making a couple of toasted sandwiches with the famous Sparkenhoe Red Leicester. I have to be honest, I had no idea it melted so well! We were later treated to a toasty each and sat down in the b

  4. Pavé Cobble Cleans up at British Cheese Awards 2017
    Pavé Cobble Cleans up at British Cheese Awards 2017

    Pave Cobble

    White Lake, makers of the light and delicate ewes' milk cheese, Pavé Cobble, left the Bath & West Showground last night with big grins on their faces, having won a clutch of gongs at the 2017 edition of the British Cheese Awards.

    Pavé Cobble picked up Best Fresh Cheese, Best Speciality Cheese, Best English Cheese and last, but by no means least, Supreme Champion, which makes this the best of the best when it comes to British cheese.

    The Fine Cheese Co. British Cheese Awards

    White Lake Cheese is famous for its goats’ milk cheeses. However, more recently Peter Humphries and Roger Longman decided to turn their hands to ewes’ milk c

  5. Colston Bassett Dairy: 104 years in the making
    Colston Bassett Dairy: 104 years in the making

    Colston Bassett Dairy

    As we approached the village of Colston Bassett, the clouds parted and fields of vivid green grasses were bathed in sunshine. It was such a welcome sight from what was an otherwise grey and dreary journey to Nottinghamshire.

    We entered the creamery though the Dairy shop, which proudly displayed two products; Colston Bassett Stilton and Colston Bassett Shropshire Blue. Such simplicity is truly admirable, and the continuous stream of locals through the door is a testimony to the quality of this classic cheese.

    Billy Kevan gave us a potted history of the dairy, naming the five Head cheese-makers who have been at the helm since the co-operative was created 104 years ago. The proud tone he used when explaining his part in the dairy’s continuing story was rather humbling. Is it the quality of the cheese which retains staff long periods? Or is it the solid body of knowledge, handed down from one chee

  6. Berkswell Cheese Crowned Supreme Champion at Artisan Cheese Awards 2017
    Berkswell Cheese Crowned Supreme Champion at Artisan Cheese Awards 2017

    Berkswell Artisan Cheese Awards 2017

    Produced by the Fletcher family at Ram Hall Farm, Berkswell cheese beat more than 500 entries from 115 producers to win the Supreme Champion at this year’s Artisan Cheese Awards.

    Ewes’ milk cheese, Berkswell, not only won the Supreme Champion, sponsored by us, but also the Best Farmhouse Cheese and the Best English Cheese, making it a momentous evening for farm-owner, Stephen Fletcher.

    Our Co-Founder, Ann-Marie Dyas couldn’t be more pleased for the Fletchers and commented on how incredible it was that, despite making Berkswell for such a long time, they never rest on their laurels and continue honing the recipe.

    “We’ve been selling Berkswell for around 30 years which is almost as long as the Fletchers have been making it. It’s a real testament to their continuing commitment to quality and raw mil

  7. The Fine Cheese Co. will be at the Artisan Cheese Fair 2017
    The Fine Cheese Co. will be at the Artisan Cheese Fair 2017

    Artisan Cheese Awards

    Who’s ready for one of the biggest cheese events of the year? It’s almost time for the eighth Artisan Cheese Fair, which is taking place on 29th and 30th April between 10am and 4pm.

    There will be more than 60 cheese-makers and upwards of 300 different cheeses at the Artisan Cheese Fair 2017, so it’s easy to see why this is the UK’s largest event of this kind.

    Of course, The Fine Cheese Co. isn’t only attending, we will have a stall and, on top of that, we helped judge the Artisan Cheese Awards. The winners of this prestigious event will be announced on Saturday night at a glitzy awards ceremony.

    We’ve also sponsored the mightiest award of them all, the Supreme Champion, and we can’t wait to see who the well-deserved winner is as they'll be presented with a £1,000 cheque from us

  8. Our Cheese Care Manager spends a week in Vermont
    Our Cheese Care Manager spends a week in Vermont

    Snow in Vermont

    As I landed in Boston Logan ready for my Jasper Hill Farm adventure, the heaviest snow storm in years swept in and the city was left knee deep in snow. Then, while the hordes of workers filed out to clear the pavements and roads with shovels in hand, I imagined what the route North to subarctic Vermont would look like.

    Despite my concerns, it ended up being fine thanks to our all-wheel drive vehicle. That is, until we ventured onto the back roads, where we narrowly missed the undefined road and beached on a covered snow bank. Fortunately, we were lucky enough to be within walking distance of our lodgings.

    It is the norm at Jasper Hill Farm to start early and finish late. So, in order to get the authentic experience, we braved Jasper Hill’s notorious elements and trudge out at dawn. Matteo and Andy Kehler began their farming and cheese-making activities in 1999. Their vision was to bring life back to th

  9. Browse Our New Brochure
    Browse Our New Brochure

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  10. Have you caught us on television recently?
    Have you caught us on television recently?

    Delicious and The Fine Cheese Co.

    Delicious, a television series on Sky 1, has just finished its four-episode run and we were over the moon to see that a number of The Fine Cheese Co. partner products had starring roles. The eagle eyed among you will have caught appearances from Artisan Du Chocolat, La Tourangelle, Serrats and Van Nahmen.

    Our partner brands shared screen time with several big-name British actors and actresses, including Ian Glen, Emilia Fox and Dawn French. The series has been written by Dan Sefton, who was previously responsible for Mr Selfridge and the Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

    Set in Cornwall, Delicious

  11. A Christmas Thank You to all of Our Wonderful Customers
    A Christmas Thank You to all of Our Wonderful Customers
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    A HUGE thank you to all of our customers for the fantastic orders you have placed.

    Christmas is definitely on the way thanks to your largesse (and DPD, our couriers).

    We have had some amusing phone calls, and many grateful ones.

    It was good to talk - so more thanks  for making a challenging time of year a joyous one.

    To the three impossible to please (or even get a word in edgeways) customers, who would make Miss Piggy seem even tempered. Don’t worry it will all soon be over.

    Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you.

    From The Fine Cheese Co. team.
  12. How to Use our Multiple Delivery Address Feature
    How to Use our Multiple Delivery Address Feature

    The Fine Cheese Co. Multiple Delivery Address

    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.

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    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.