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cheese.ed - learn about Britain's misunderstood masterpieces

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1 to 4 people
600g approx
In this module, we explore British Territorials to shine a spotlight on what we think is the best of the best within their range. Featuring some household classics such as Wensleydale and Lancashire but not like you’ve ever tasted them before. Whilst cheeses like Red Leicester, Wensleydale and Caerphilly are well known, there is a huge difference between mass produced and artisan varieties. This module is designed to show your taste buds the best of what Artisan British cheese makers have to offer.

Every module not only includes all of your cheeses (and accompaniments where applicable), you will also receive a whole host of information as well as interactive materials to tutor you through the process so you can learn about cheese wherever you choose to get your cheese.ed box delivered. We like the idea of keeping all your modules and notes in one place to refer back to, creating your very own cheese journey almanac. To help with this, in your first delivery we include a neat clip and cover sheets to stay organised.


  • 120g Appleby's Cheshire
  • 120g Mrs Kirkham's Lancashire
  • 120g Yoredale
  • 120g Gorwydd Caerphilly
  • 120g Sparkenhoe Red Leicester

Delivery is FREE and it comes in a climate control box (the only in the industry) that comes with a 48 hour freshness guarantee. If that wasn't enough, we also add an insert that will talk you through the info on the cheeses, tasting notes and a scorecard to help you make the very most of your festive cheesegeek delivery.

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During checkout, you will be able to select your preferred delivery date. This is great if you're buying as a gift or are organising your cheese in advance. The cheese will be packed in chilled, insulated boxes (that look great!) and will always be prepared on the day it is dispatched. A few other handy pointers:

- We use DHL nationwide and Packfleet within the M25

- Please use the delivery date you have selected as a guide rather than a guarantee.

- Your cheese will arrive in the best condition. It will have been prepared freshly and will not have been with our courier beyond our maximum of 48hrs

- You will receive delivery notifications for when your order is dispatched that mean you can track when it’s in transit

If you aren’t in for your delivery, this won’t matter. Our couriers will leave your cheese in you designated safe place in our climate controlled packaging.

We’re a small business working with an (incredible) perishable product. For advice on delivery or any cheesy questions, get in touch via the live chat or on hello@thecheesegeek.com

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We have a 48 hour freshness guarantee. We'll send you a free fresh one if your box falls outside this

What is cheese.ed?

First and foremost it’s cheese. As you would expect, epic artisan cheese is at the centre of every module (after all, it’s what we do best). On top of this, we have focused each module on a specific aspect of the cheese world with the aim of answering some of those always asked but never answered questions. Each module is accompanied by detailed worksheets that give you the chance to rate different aspects of the cheese and make your own notes. Whilst this is starting to sound a little like school, it’s very much not. Unless school involved sitting at home eating cheese.

The cheeses in this module

Appleby's Cheshire

The last raw milk, clothbound Cheshire made in the UK today


For all our talk of being modern, a large part of cheesegeek relies on traditional methods and hand-me-down recipes. This Cheshire fits this bill. Made by the Appleby family since 1952, it’s the last raw milk, clothbound Cheshire made in the UK today. They have managed to achieve that perfect balance of a cheese that’s light yet still full bodied. Moist yet still with a slight crumble. On this occasion, it’s out with the new and in with the old.


Mrs Kirkham's Lancashire

The last remaining raw milk Lancashire made in Britain!


Winner of a 3 Star Great Taste Award 2019, Mrs Kirkham's is top of its game for a traditional British Territorial cheese. It’s the last remaining raw milk Lancashire made in Britain, so it really is a slice of history. It is made with a recipe passed down through generations that produces an amazing depth of flavour. It has all the classic milky, lactic yogurt notes, accompanied with the trademark Lancashire crumble. However, the artisan nature of the production brings in a lovely deep buttery angle that you don't usually get with Lancashire.



The only truly traditional, raw milk Wensleydale still made in the UK!


Made at Curlew Dairy by husband and wife Ben & Sam, Yoredale (formerly Old Roan) represents one of the only truly traditional, raw milk Wensleydale cheeses still made in the UK. As well as being a stonker of a Wensleydale, we were rather captured by the Yoredale's journey. The milk travels a whole 5 metres (or 500cm) from milking parlour to processing room. Then, having been matured for 3-4 months it makes its way to you...via us! Unlike block Wensleydale, the manual, handmade, small batch nature of this traditional clothbound Wensleydale results in so much more complexity. It has the tell tale bite in the centre, but carries an incredible stoney, mineral earthiness closer to the rind, where you also start getting the most wonderful breakdown in the cheese. There are more hidden themes here than The Matrix, and it is a great nod to traditional cheesemaking


Gorwydd Caerphilly

Sharp and lactic finish - classy Caerphilly.


Originally produced on their farm in South Wales, raw milk curds are worked ‘Caerphilly’ by hand (we're sorry) to produce the incredibly complex and delicious Gorwydd Caerphilly.

At Trethowan's Dairy, now based on a farm in Somerset, mature their cheese for longer to achieve a sharp and lactic finish. Think velvety rind that breaks down to a young and crumbly core to give off mushroom and earthy vibes. cheesegeek rating - Epic!


Sparkenhoe Red Leicester

The only raw milk Red Leicester still made in Leicestershire


Sparkenhoe Red Leicester is a classic territorial cheese, made by Jo and David Clarke and is the only raw milk Red Leicester still made in Leicestershire, to the original recipe from centuries ago. This is what makes this cheese completely unique. It’s the first of it’s kind to be produced on the Sparkenhoe Farm since 1875, and is so far removed from mass-produced Red Leicester you might find in a supermarket. This cheese has an incredible depth of flavour – it’s nutty and buttery but with that slight farmy/meaty/brothy flavour that you wouldn’t find in a mass produced Red Leicester. The vibrant orange/red colour comes from the addition of natural colouring Annatto to the curds during production of the cheese. It is then clothbound, rubbed in lard and then matured on the farm’s beech shelves for 18 months. A winner in cheese toasties!


Inside Your Box

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    Your cheese is delivered in the best, climate-controlled packaging money can buy.

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    Your cheese is always cut, wrapped and packed fresh on the day its dispatched.

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    Our cardboard delivery boxes are produced using recycled material and are recyclable.

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    Includes cheese info, tasting notes and pairing tips as well as a scorecard to track your favs.


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