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The Great British Cheddar Challenge

6 cheeses
1 to 4 people
600g approx

Set to be the biggest cheddar event the world has ever seen, the first edition of the Great British Cheddar Challenge will take place on Saturday 16 September. In this tasting box you will receive six unlabelled artisan cheddars. These will then be discussed during an online blind tasting event, presented by comedian and cheese judge, Marcus Brigstocke, alongside experts from the cheese industry.

The Great British Cheddar Challenge will invite cheese lovers to challenge their perceptions of cheddar. With artisan cheddar accounting for only 3% of cheddar sales in the UK, Marcus and co. will guide viewers through some of the finest examples of artisan cheddar ever made – exploring how the seasons, the grass, the cows, the makers and the unique microflora in maturing rooms have influenced each truckle – before a People’s Choice Award vote to find the nation’s favourite cheddar.

James Grant, founder of the Great British Cheddar Challenge, commented: “Cheddar is the nation’s undisputed big cheese, but we want to challenge people’s palates and perceptions in order to safeguard the future of those making it according to time-honoured principles. While supermarket cheddars seek to satisfy the masses with a generic flavour profile, our artisan cheesemakers are producing incredible and varied wedges using recipes, techniques and cultures going back decades and even centuries. Having lost my sense of taste for over a year, I know what it’s like to be without these magnificent cheeses, so want to do all I can to promote and preserve them for future generations. During the Great British Cheddar Challenge, we’ll be inviting the public to wrap their taste buds around cheddars with distinct flavours, aromas, textures and appearances, all a true representation of the land from which they came. We want to raise awareness, sell more cheese and get more people enjoying the best cheddars in the world.”

The Great British Cheddar Challenge will take place on Saturday 16 September at 7pm. Boxes will be delivered on Friday 15th September. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced during the Big Cheese Weekender in October.

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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Perfect Condition

Our cheese is delivered in climate-controlled packaging. We recommend eating within a week for optimum freshness


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

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Subscribers will benefit from our no-repeat guarantee where you will not get the same cheese twice (unless you select ‘Vegetarian only’, there is a limit to our powers!) in a 12 month period. That’s a new cheese every week (with a few left over!)....oh yes, it’s fist pump time. The selection will always be perfectly balanced including some award-winning classics alongside equally exciting, lesser-known alternatives.

And remember, we always include free, chilled delivery.

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How your cheese will arrive

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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.