"Expertise" The Academy of Cheese Selection

As a training partner of the Academy of Cheese, we are pleased to be able to provide this associated selection box. This is a classic combination, featuring one of Britain’s finest and most historic Stiltons, the king of French Bries, and a Swiss Gruyère aged to perfection by the master Affineur, Walo Von Mühlenen. To learn more about the Academy of Cheese, and the benefits of joining this community of cheese obsessives, visit their website here.

£27.00
How Much Cheese To Buy
The Heritage Range: Bath Squares   + £0.00
Affineur Walo Le Gruyère AOC Extra Mature   + £0.00
Colston Bassett Stilton   + £0.00
Brie de Meaux Dongé   + £0.00

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COLSTON BASSETT STILTON
250g - Cow, Pasteurised, Vegetarian

Hand-made by Billy Kevan and his team in Nottinghamshire, Colston Bassett is one of the last remaining hand-ladled Stiltons. Hand-ladling produces an intensely rich and creamy cheese, and the Colston Bassett flavour is deep, lingering and complex.

Local milk is left to set under the watchful eye of Billy Kevan, only the fourth Head Cheesemaker since 1920. The curd is gently cut into small cubes and left to settle. It is then drained and hand-ladled into curd trays. The next morning it is milled and packed into Stilton hoops where it will drain naturally before being rubbed and put into the maturing rooms.

After four to six  weeks (and again one week later), Colston Bassett Stilton is pierced to allow air in, so that the blue veins can develop.

Little has changed since they started making cheese in 1913, ans their Stilton is velvety and smooth, with a full, well-balanced, sweet and ‘mineral-y’ flavour.

BRIE DE MEAUX DONGÉ
250g - Cow, Raw Milk

Brie de Meaux is the classic and original Brie, made just outside Paris in the Île-de-France. It was famously crowned the ‘king of cheeses’ by Talleyrand in the 1814 Congress of Vienna. This Brie is made by the third generation of the Dongé family, Luc and Jean-Michel, who have won the prestigious Medialle d’Or nine times since 2000 (an award usually won only once in a lifetime).   The Dongé family  remains one of the last seven producers of Brie de Meaux.

Following traditional methods, the curd is hand-ladled before being drained and aged for 6-8 weeks. Brie de Meaux has fruity and vegetable undertones, with a smooth velvety texture.  A complex, rich cheese.

AFFINEUR WALO GRUYÈRE EXTRA MATURE
250g - Cow, Raw Milk

Affineur Walo Le Gruyère AOC Extra Mature is matured for a minimum of 14 months in the caves that have been used by the Von Mühlenen family for decades. The caves are warmer than others used to mature cheese. This ‘warm’ aging is key to achieving a deeper, more rounded flavour. During the maturation, the cheese crystallises to deliver an intense flavour. The cheese is sweet, and the flavour is perfectly balanced. It grows and fills the mouth. There are floral, fruity notes, but it is the silky texture with the crunchy crystals and immense flavour that set this cheese apart from other Gruyères. Walo’s dedication to producing cheese of the highest quality means he will never release a cheese that does not meet his exacting standards.

THE HERITAGE RANGE BATH SQUARES
140g
All-butter Bath Oliver-style crackers. Crisp, unsweetened and made with the finest British butter, they are sublime carriers for cheese.

Keep your cheeses refrigerated below 8°. 

Hard Cheeses - Eat within 14 days of receipt. 

Whole Cheeses – Eat within 7 days of receipt or the date shown on the pack. Once you have cut into the cheese, eat within 5 days.

Soft and Blue Cheeses  - For pieces that are 500g or larger, eat within 14 days. Pieces smaller than 500g, eat within 10 days of receipt.

Semi-Soft, Washed Rind and Crumbly Cheeses – Eat within 10 days of receipt. 

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What's included

The Heritage Range: Bath Squares
The Heritage Range: Bath Squares
x1
0.14kgs
All-butter Bath Oliver-style crackers. Crisp, unsweetened and made with the finest British butter, they are sublime carriers for cheese.
Colston Bassett Stilton
Colston Bassett Stilton
x0
1kgs
P Pasteurised V Suitable for Vegetarians
An intensely rich and creamy Stilton , with a deep, lingering, complex flavour.
Brie de Meaux Dongé
Brie de Meaux Dongé
x0
1kgs
R Raw Milk
Made since 1930 by the undisputed kings of Brie de Meaux cheese: family Dongé. Rich and powerful in flavour with "mushroomy" notes.
Affineur Walo Le Gruyère AOC Extra Mature
Affineur Walo Le Gruyère AOC Extra Mature
x0
1kgs
B Suitable for Pregnant Women R Raw Milk
Sweet and savoury with floral and fruity notes, but it is the silky texture with the crunchy crystals and immense flavour that set this cheese apart from other Gruyères.