Cheese Box supplied by Andy Swinscoe, The Courtyard Dairy – Cheesemonger of the Year – World Cheese Awards.
The Courtyard Dairy stocks and supplies a carefully chosen range of unusual and exquisite farmhouse cheeses, selected direct from individual farms, and then only if the cheese is superior in quality and taste. No compromises.
For the best depth of flavour, these specialist cheeses are still made by hand on the farm, with most farmers using their own high-quality unpasteurised milk from a single herd of animals. Many of these farmers have less than 70 cows (the smallest producer has just 7 goats!).
The Courtyard Dairy’s cheeses are among the finest to be found anywhere in the world.
The Best-Sellers Cheese Box includes the following cheeses:
These are the best selling cheeses for a reason – they’re really, really good. A smooth-creamy British Brie, buttery rich Lancashire, strong powerful Cheddar and Young Buck Blue – rich, creamy and gently powerful.
Baron Bigod Brie – Unpasteurised cows’ milk – 250g
Sold only when perfectly ripe, this modern creation is Britain’s first unpasteurised Brie to be made on the farm in traditional large (3 kg) form and ladled only by hand. The French will be jealous…
Kirkham’s Lancashire – Unpasteurised cows’ milk – 250g
Third-generation Lancashire-maker Graham still follows the traditional two-day curd method, giving a buttery, yoghurty flavour with a fluffy and light texture that melts in the mouth. These Kirkham’s are specially selected for a greater depth of flavour.
St Andrew’s Cheddar – Unpasteurised cows’ milk – 250g
Jane Stewart makes cheese using rich, unpasteurised milk from her husband’s cattle. This Cheddar is classically Scottish in style: aged for 14 months, it is powerful, strong and tangy – a real sharp traditional Cheddar.
Young Buck – Unpasteurised cows’ milk – 250g
An outstanding raw-milk blue cheese from Northern Ireland. Using old-fashioned British blue cheese recipes from the turn of the 19th century, Young Buck cheese is traditionally made and hand-ladled to produce a rich, lingering flavour. An impressive debut cheese.
This cheese box will have two weeks’ shelf life from the date of delivery.