• The Cheese Geek Holbrook

cg top tip: Pair with a dry sherry or a fresh white wine


From £8.00
Age:  6months
Milk:  Goat's
Pasteurised:  No
Region:  Cumbria
Vegetarian:  No

Holbrook is a brand new cheese from 2020, born about as the result of Martin and Nicola from St James acquiring extra land and goats for their Lake District farm. Named after the famed cheesemaker, Mary Holbrook, this cheese is a seasonal raw milk goat's cheese with prominent fruity, boozy notes and lingering burnt grass flavours. Grind with the rind and you have an added umami complexity. A great new cheese with a lovely story, the extra richness in flavour is developed from the goats only being milked once a day, with the warm milk going straight into the cheese vat. Holbrook is a Spring cheese that you're going to want to try.

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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Christmas Shipping

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The week before Christmas is our (and our courier’s) busiest time of the year. Please use the delivery date you have selected as a guide rather than a guarantee. We will ensure that:

- Your delivery will arrive within 2 days of your preferred date (either before or after)

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

- Your cheese will be perfect for Christmas (whether for yourself or a gift)

- 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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Meet the Maker

After training with a host of dairy royalty including Mary Holbrook, Martin Gott established St James in 2006. On his Cumbria farm, Martin produces raw-milk sheep's cheese from his herd of Laucane ewes with a homemade starter culture which leads to a fantastic variation.