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  • cheesegeek Cheese Elevation

cheese.ed - learn about cheese pairings

1 to 4 people
480g approx

I have always strongly recommended trying artisan cheeses on their own first (particularly if you’ve never tried them before) before adding any condiments or crackers. Much like a first date, you want to get to know that cheese one-on-one first, so it can reveal all of its complexity and nuances to you. Even if you know a cheese well, artisan, hand-made cheeses will taste different not only seasonally, but even batch to batch. So we want to be able to pick up those subtleties.

But once we know the lay of the land, there are so many ways to elevate the experience of the cheese even further and take things to the next level. Here we have some of our absolute favourite combos. The Tunworth with truffle honey has legendary status at cheesegeek…it is my favourite combo of all time!

The general theme is we are looking for either opposites attracting (sweet and salty) or we are looking for pairings that have similar qualities that bring the best out of each. In the case of the Tunworth and Truffle Honey, for example, we have bitter and sweet, but then also the mushroom earthiness running through both cheese and truffle that really accentuates those flavours in the cheese.

And for those who are generally cautious with blue cheese, a finely paired condiment is a fantastic way to take the edge off the blue veining, so you can really enjoy the flavour of the milk that is lurking beneath the surface.

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.

Cheese & Pairings

  • 120g Witheridge paired with 113g Red Onion & Port Marmalade
  • 120g Tunworth paired with 45g Truffle Honey
  • 120g Baron Bigod paired with 200g Cloudberry Jam
  • 120g Mrs Bell's Blue paired with 113g Brandy & Pear Jam

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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

Witheridge

Paired with our Red Onion & Port Marmalade

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Witheridge is the first cheese in the UK that is aged in hay. It is fabulously sweet with a supple and creamy texture, a great combination of an Alpine cheese crossed with a mature cheddar.

Red Onions from Lincolnshire and Cockburns Fine Ruby Port have done to hard cheese what Christopher Nolan has done to cinema....made the unbetterable...better. Red Onion & Port, we want to get rambunctious with you.

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Tunworth

Paired with our Proper White Truffle Honey

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Everyone knows camembert, and pretty much everyone loves it too. Tunworth is a camembert-style cheese, but better. Hampshire Cheese's- distinctly British, have taken on a classic that is rich, creamy, buttery and smooth, but with a complexity that is a pleasant cabbage-style bitterness. It is finished with a subtle earthy and mushroomy aromas that just fills your mouth. We love it, and we're sure you will too!
Try with truffle honey on sourdough crispbreads - you'll never forget the first time! Also delicious baked whole with some rosemary and honey.

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Baron Bigod

Paired with our Cloudberry Jam

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Like all great Bries, most notably the worlds famous Brie de Meaux, Baron Bigod (pronounced By-God, because it is so damn good!!) has an absolutely perfect balance between rich decadent butter, and smooth earthy mushroom. It is not sharp or salty like some Bries can be, which is crucial because unlike Camembert, the flavours are so much more subtle and can easily be overpowered. 

What on earth is a Wild Cloudberry you are probably asking? And why is someone making jam from it? Well whilst it isn't something magical that grows in the sky, it is something magical that grows in Scandinavia. It is a little bit like a blackberry in appearance, except slightly more bulbous, and orange.

 

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Mrs Bell's Blue

Paired with our Brandy & Pear Jam

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Introducing Mrs. Bell's Blue, here you have a Roquefort-style cheese, but pared back. It still looks like a Roquefort, having the saltiness, the crumbliness, and all that jazz, but it's just toned down. This means that you get to enjoy all the great upsides of a cracking Roquefort without the volume turned up to 100! Creamy, melt in the mouth texture, incredible aromas of all sorts; think herbs and even some sweet honey.

This Brandy & Pear Jam is from Ampleforth Abbey, using apples grown on the Abbey grounds. A truly epic accompaniment for blue cheeses, it forms a perfect foil for the saltiness and bite of the blue veining...much like Robin does for Batman.

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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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