Luxury Triple Cheese Board Experience

£44.00

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Contents:

  • Triple Cheese Selection - With award-winning, Vintage Lincolnshire Poacher 264g, Colston Bassett, Gold Award Creamy Stilton 150g & Taleggio, a semi-soft Italian Cheese 200g.
  • Peter’s Yard Sourdough Crackers Selection 280g. Containing Original Sourdough Crackers, Rye & Charcoal Sourdough Crackers, Poppy Seed Sourdough Crackers.
  • Tracklements Caramalised Onion Marmalade 345g 
  • Fresh Juicy Figs x 2
  • Fresh Celery Bunch
  • Choice of Award-Winning Wine

£2.50 from every hamper is donated to Farm Africa Charity

Description

Our Luxury Cheese Board Experience is guaranteed to please even the most formidable Cheese Lovers’, with a delicious trio of hand-selected cheeses which deserve to be championed and devoured and make the most beautiful cheese board.

Our expert selection of Triple Cheeses in a beautifully presented Gift Box, offers best in class Cheeses with perfectly paired accompaniments and mouth watering fresh accompaniments.

The famous LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER VINTAGE Cheese is one of the few cheeses made on the east coast of England, where dairy farming is less prevalent. An award-winning, handmade cheese matured for between 14-16 months. With a smooth texture and a powerful rich flavour. It's densely creamy, and has been compared to a French Comté. Sweet and fruity, but can range towards more deeply savoury notes.

COLSTON BASSETT STILTON - An intensely rich and creamy Stilton , with a deep, lingering, complex flavour. Winner of "Gold" at the World Cheese Awards 2018, it 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 cheese-maker 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 to get in, so oxygen penetrates the cheese and the blue veins can develop.

Stilton’s origins date back to the 18th century when it was eaten at The Bell Inn, Stilton. Now a protected cheese, Stilton can only be made in the counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Colston Bassett Stilton is often considered to be the best. Little has changed since they started making cheese in 1913, and they still use the milk from four of the original local farms that set up the co-operative in the beginning. The reputation of the dairy has gone from strength to strength, and it is now famous for making Stilton that is velvety and smooth, with a full, well-balanced, sweet and ‘mineral-y’ flavour.

BONTALEGGIO MAURI TALEGGIO is a semi-soft Italian cheese with a strong aroma, but a mild, fruity and slightly tangy flavour.

Taleggio is a semi-soft Italian cheese names after the caves of Val Taleggio. It is one of the oldest soft cheeses. Maturation, which takes place in the caves in Valsassina, takes between 40 and 50 days and a thin crust is formed. The taste is mild and fruity with a slight tangy edge to it and it also has a strong aroma.

Just incredible Cheeses!

PETERS YARD SOURGHDOUGH CRACKERS SELECTION with Original Sourdough Crackers, Rye & Charcoal Sourdough Crackers, Poppy Seed Sourdough Crackers. The dough is rolled until it is delicate and thin, then dust with rye flour and gently bake for a dappled, crisp and slightly wobbly cracker. Combining Swedish tradition with British craft and natural ingredients these hand-baked sourdough crackers are slowly fermented for 16 hours. No wonder they are Great Taste Award Winning!

Savour the crunch with a selection of our favourite cheeses.

TRACKLEMENTS CARAMILISED ONION MARMALADE

From Tracklements, The Life & Soul of the Pantry - This was the UK’s first onion marmalade, and rather special it is too. Made with a splash of redcurrant juice for a pleasing tang, it’s excellent with pâtés, terrines and cheeses, and incomparable when melted over sausages. Planet-friendly condiments - putting people and planet first makes tasting even more delightful!

FRESH FIGS

Native to the Mediterranean and western Asia, figs have been cultivated since ancient times and is now widely grown throughout the world, for its delicious juicy fruit. The perfect complement to cheese. Figs are packed with nutrients and offer a variety of potential health benefits. They may promote healthy digestion, decrease your risk of heart disease, and help you manage your blood sugar levels.

FRESH WHOLE CELERY BUNCH

Celery is the perfect accompaniment to a cheese course and is the perfect palate cleanser. Celery is a particularly rich source of vitamin K, great for your metabolism and regulating blood calcium levels.

PERFECTLY PAIRED WINE

Our in house Wine Connoisseur recommends pairing this cheese board with Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Reserva 2017 75cl/ 13.5% Abv.

Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Reserva is a deep, concentrated ageworthy Rioja, aged in oak for 16 months, then a further 8 months in bottle before release. Made with 75% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuela and 10% Garnacha, this Rioja Reserva has fine grained tannins and concentrated dark fruit flavours.

The vineyards are situated on Rioja Valley’s northern hills on south-facing slopes, at an altitude of 550 metres above sea level. The vines, which have an average age of 25 years, are planted in uneven terrain due to several streams that run down the mountains that mark the northern border of Rioja. The soils are generally poor in nutrients and very shallow, just 30 to 35 centimetres in depth, which encourage the vines to send their roots deeper in search of nutrients and water. The soils vary from plot to plot, but there is a prevalence of clay based soils with high iron and chalk content. The clay content retains water, which nourishes the vines during the warm summers and the iron content is an essential nutrient for photosynthesis.

Each grape variety was fermented separately in temperature controlled vats at 28 to 30°C, which lasted for between 16 to 18 days. The wine was blended and then aged for 16 months in American and French oak Bordeaux type casks imparting subtle oak complexity. During the maturation the wine was racked four times, in order to gently extract phenolic compounds by oxygenating the wine. This produced a softer wine which exhibits great varietal fruit character. An absolute showstopper with any Cheese or Tapas Board.

Other wines to choose from also include:

Magnum Ondarre Rioja Reserva 2014 1.5L/ 14% Abv.

Bodegas Ondarre produces this Ondarre Reserva Magnum 2014, a red wine from the region of Rioja made of tempranillo, mazuelo and garnacha of 2014 and has an alcoholic content of 14%. The Ondarre Reserva Magnum 2014 is the ideal showstopping red to combine with cheese and tapas.

Flavour notes: Leather, vanilla & spice of traditionally made Rioja enveloped in a smooth & textured palate. Balanced, with ripe, wild strawberries & integrated tannins through to a long, lingering finish.


Reguengo de Melgaco Alvarinho Vinho Verde 2020. 75cl/13.0% Abv – Dry White Wine

Mouth-watering, tropical white wine with a juicy finish - ideal summers day wine.

Dry white wine, 75cl. 100% Alvarinho from Moncão in Vinho Verde, Portugal. 13.0% ABV. Suitable for Vegans.

Fresh and fruity Portuguese white with aromas that will transport you to the sunshine Atlantic coast of northern Portugal. Intense tropical fruit and citrus lure you into the palate where you'll discover juicy apple, peach and pear fruit, finish with a crisp, lemon-like zing. Created by Abel Codesso.

Pairs beautifully with: Grilled white fish or a whole host of seafood.

Cheese pairing: A great match with Manchego.

Sancerre Domaine Serge Laloue 2020 75cl/ 13.5% Abv – Rose

Our founders personal favourite this light and crisp rose is from the beautiful French, Loire Valley. A deliciously silky and balanced rose offering wild strawberry and kiwi layered with notes of watermelon and grapefruit, fresh with lovely purity of fruit.

Main Grape: Pinot Noir

This Loire rose is pale salmon in colour. On the nose there are delicate apricots and gooseberries. On the palate the are apricots joined by a little mint and pepper and a long lingering finish.

Great for Parties, Sharing, Special Occasions, Corporate Gifting, Entertaining, Birthdays. 


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