"Cheese is doing a little something extra for someone"

THE FACTS

No. of cheeses

7 heroes

Total grams

2.1kg

Enough for

Up to 32 (yes, thirty two)

Delivery

Free guaranteed pre 12pm (UK mainland)

Extras

Cheese info, pairing notes, scorecard

Vibe

Eat like The Cheese Geek this Christmas

Condiments

Truffle honey, Red Onion & Port Marmalade, Brandy & Pear Jam, Peters Yard Original Crispbreads (x2)

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Cheese Geeks unite. This is probably the greatest selection of cheese ever brought together in one handsome box. Put a bow on it, this turkey is done. There will be no Goldie Looking Pain here as our ultimate Christmas box is dressed to impress and backed up by some seriously good cheese. The best there is from across the world at this time of year, and a chance for you to experience the same indulgence as The Cheese Geek himself at his Christmas meal.

We say that Goldie can look after 32 people but this selection is so good, we’re not going to argue if this is just for you. We also include the best condiments in the business: Proper Truffle Honey from Vallebona, Red Onion & Port Marmalade from Rosebud Preserves, Pear & Brandy Jam also from Rosebud, 2 packs of Peter’s Yard Original Crispbreads and guaranteed pre 12pm delivery with APC.

2 kilos of cheese. Put the kettle on, take a seat, and let me talk you through it:

Hafod - Some say cheddar, we say Hafod. Cheddar...Hafod, cheddar...HAFOD. Sometimes the farminess can be too much, to the point it has you reaching for water to cleanse yourself. Not here though, because Hafod uses some starter cultures usually found in alpine cheeses (think Comte). So some of that ‘punch me in the face’ farmy cheddar tang is balanced by a borderline sweet smooth nuttiness, that also rounds off the finish. So it’s like the perfect mouth party, where all the guests leave on time, no lingering about when you just want to go to bed.

Comte (aged 18-22 months) - you might be forgiven for thinking this taste like sweets. It’s partly the texture but mainly the pure awesomeness of the cheese. It’s like fudge and butterscotch rolled in to one with a healthy dollop of cream. This Alpine cracker is the ultimate indulgence, especially when it’s been matured for around 20 months which is our favourite age. It still has that slight pleasant supple texture and satisfying bite, but it has developed a gorgeous crunch that adds that new dimension. On the taste stakes, it is also just moving into the more punchy flavour, but hasn’t yet let go off those sweet milky vibes that are just so moreish.

Cornish Kern - If you’ve tried Kern, you know. If you haven’t, then your life is about to change. It scooped top prize at The World Cheese Awards last year and is a completely justified World Champion. It’s a Gouda style cheese, made with alpine cultures, so it gets the best of both worlds. First it is almost floral sweetness that could make you weep, then out pops the nutty slightly melted butter on toast out of nowhere...close your eyes and you could be eating caramel. It has layer upon layer upon layer...you will love it. Guaranteed.

Tunworth - This is for you and nobody else. Hide it under your napkin/chair/Chritmas jumper and scoff it when everyone is too squiffy to notice. It's Camembert-like, but better. It is rich, creamy, buttery and smooth, but at the same time has so much complexity, with a really pleasant cabbage-style bitterness, and a lovely subtle earthy/mushroom aroma that fills your mouth. We've included a truffle honey as paired with the Tunworth, it is probably the greatest combination of foodstuffs ever. No need for Turkey this year, just pass me the Tunny.

Vacherin - Made from the milk of Montbeliarde cows when they return home from their summer hols out on the alpine pastures, this seasonal cheese is so Christmassy, we’re surprised it’s not featured in any carols. Many will eat Turkey on December 25th, here at Cheese Geek HQ we will probably sit down with a baked Vacherin. Each. So goo-ey, Instagram will go nuts for it. Spoon it on to a Peter’s yard Crispbread. Then repeat...and repeat...and repeat. It can be very hard to stop actually, but at least you know you will have to stop in April when Vacherin stops being made until September, giving you plenty of time to get beach body ready.

Golden Cenarth - Kenny to his friends. And he is blessed with friends because Kenny has such a warm heart. Yes, you need to get over the pong (but isn’t that half the reason we love cheese?!) but when you do, you’ll find a soft that’s incredibly delicate. He’s buttery & creamy but maintains a fermented fruity sweet tang from being washed in cider. Be warned, if Kenny is in a good mood, spoons may well be necessary.

Bath Blue - not just for Christmas. Or just for Grandad. Bath Blue should be on Santa’s list for everyone. From the same farm as his soft brother, you’ll be able to settle in to a favourite armchair with its creamy butteriness. Whilst there, you can ponder the fact that it’s handmade. What excellent hands they must have been.

Add the condiments in to the mixer and you have a serious cheese party. Sod Christmas, this should happen all year round.


sad times. pre-christmas delivery is now closed

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The Cheese Geek's sleigh is now officially full and we are unable to make any more deliveries before Christmas.

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