Artisan Cheese Price List 2019
Cheese will be hand cut and will be close to the amount you order but not exact. Prices are usually quoted per 100g but for some of the denser cheeses this is a very small sized piece of cheese. For a small dinner party cheese board, 150g would be a sensible minimum size per cheese.
Raw milk cheeses are indicated as R. Vegetarian cheeses are indicated as V. Otherwise they are made using animal rennet. O indicates the cheese is from an Organic farm.
Hand made artisan cheese is a natural product, which varies in different environments, seasons and as it ages. It's useful to be aware of this when choosing your cheese.
Cow’s milk cheese:
Montgomery’s Cheddar (R) Somerset - matured to between 15 and 24 months, this sweet, dry cheddar is in my opinion the best Cheddar there is. This may contain naturally occurring blue (my favourite bit and reported to be good for you in a recent Cambridge University study!). Please ask if you don’t want any blue. £2.60/100g
Gorwydd Caerphilly (R) (O)Somerset - available from about 3 months old, when it’s young, light creamy with less crumbliness than the older version. The age I stock does vary. please ask. It's always very flavoursome for its age, the best Caerphilly made and a top-class cheese, at all ages. £2.60/100g
Vintage Red Leicester (R) Leicester - This is the only remaining raw milk Leicester. Sharp tasting and earthy, my current stock is 13 - 14 months old. £2.60/100g
Gloucester with Truffles (O) Cotswolds - This has a lovely earthy, only for those who like truffles! £2.60/100g
Rollright (P) Cotswolds - This is highly recommended. It's a soft, nutty, creamy but supple, washed rind cheese, with wonderful texture and taste. £3.00/100g
Sparkenhoe Blue (R) Leicester - Like a Stilton. £2.60/100g
Perl Las (V) – Welsh made, blue cheese, which is rich and creamy. It’s less densely textured than a Stilton and can be very moist! £2.60/100g
Sheep’s milk cheese:
Berkswell (R) West Midlands - May be anything from 3 to 12 months old, as it ages it becomes very dense (like a Parmesan in texture) and dry. It’s a lovely eating cheese, very highly regarded but not recommended for a cheese board unless it's young or you know what you’re buying. £3.25/100g
Spenwood (V) Berkshire A firm more supple textured sheep cheese than Berkswell, with a less pronounced sheep taste. £3.20/100g
Beenleigh Blue (R) (V) Devon -This is my favourite British Cheese. It’s strong, sharp and sweet. It's not always easy to get during the lambing season. It’s sister cheese Harbourne blue is less strong, though equally attractive and made with goat’s milk. £3.25/100g
Wigmore (R) (V) Berkshire - it’s delicate, sweet and smooth. This is a brie style cheese. £3.20/100g
Goat’s milk cheese:
Rachel (R) (V) Somerset - Described by the cheesemaker as sweet, curvy and slightly nutty, this cheese has a very supple texture due to the washing of it as it develops. Unlike many washed cheeses, it isn’t at all pungent, it’s smooth and Moorish. £3.05/100g
Katherine (R) Somerset - this firm supple cheese is washed in Somerset Cider brandy for a slightly pungent bite. £3.20/100g.
Tor R V Somerset (R) (V) An ash coated goat’s milk Pyramid. If you like a strong, soft, creamy goat’s cheese this is for you! Can be kept unwrapped and will then dry out to a smoother, firmer texture but be equally yummy. This really is best ripe. I eat it several months out of date, when it’s best kept unwrapped. £8.50 each
Harbourne Blue (R)(V) Devon - A lovely goat’s milk blue, sister to Beenleigh Blue. Crumbly in texture. £3.25/100g
White Nancy (R) (V) Somerset - a mould ripened cheese, which begins crumbly and becomes creamy but not too rich, as it ripens. At its best when ripe (I think). Also, made in a log shape and called Longbow. £3.05/100g
Goat’s milk curd cheese (R) (V) soft, creamy, spreadable, simple young goat’s milk cheese. Delicious in dried figs! £2.00/100g