Shropshire is a distinct English Blue with a network of delectable blueish-green veins that pop against the deep amber-colored interior. Aged for up to three months, Shropshire is a cow’s milk cheese made with the addition of annatto, a natural food color from the achiote seed. The cheese is a bit firmer than traditional Stilton, as its subtle fruity and piquant flavors blend together with the tangy finish of blue cheeses.
A popular refreshing fruit cheese with pieces of orange and date added. A lovely desert cheese for any occasion! Suitable for vegetarians and is pasteurised.
One of many fruit-infused Wensleydale varieties that Coombe Castle has to offer, Wensleydale with Apricots is at once creamy, buttery and palate pleasing with the addition of dried apricots. Adding a hint of color and bits of texture, this classic Wensleydale cheese, clean, mild and ivory-colored, gets an upgrade with this “Fruit of the Gods.” Wensleydale with Apricots is great in a traditional European-style breakfast featuring hot scones and smoked meats.
Coombe Castle’s Wensleydale with Blueberries starts with milk from cows that graze in Wensleydale valley’s famous limestone pastures that line the Ure River. This unique environment gives Wensleydale cheese the clean, mild creaminess and slightly sweet finish it is known for. With the addition of succulent blueberries, Wensleydale becomes sweetly addictive with a strikingly beautiful presence of the deep, rich azure color against the stark whiteness of the cheese.
Real Yorkshire Wensleydale is one of the most inviting and popular English cheeses. With its famous mild and creamy freshness, Wensleydale opens the door for an exciting adventure with additional flavors, especially the exotic duo of mango and ginger. The mango pieces add a lovely light-sweetness that dazzles the taste buds, while the candied ginger pieces provide a warm piquancy that lingers for a sublime after-taste.
Coombe Castle has remained faithful to Yorkshire’s centuries-old traditions of creating delicious and fresh Wensleydale while adding candied apple and pears. Made from pasteurized cow’s milk, this young cheese has a clean, mild, slightly tart flavor with a firm and flaky texture. The flavors of crisp apples and pears evoke the seasonality of the fruits, creating a sweet mask upon the smooth cheese.
Creamy Wensleydale has been infused with juicy sweet and tangy cranberries to produce this beautiful cheese. The flaky, open texture and fresh, clean flavor contribute to the honeyed aftertaste of the classic Wensleydale. All of this is enhanced by delicate, sweet cranberries, producing flecks of deep rouge within the pale ivory paste. This cow’s milk cheese is exceptionally creamy and is available with a harmonizing colored wax, hand-dipped by Coombe Castle.
Oak Smoked Cheddar is an award winning, pasteurised cow's milk cheese produced by J.O.D. Foods, Effin, Kilmallock, Ireland under the brand name "Old Irish Creamery". This handcrafted cheese is naturally smoked using Irish oak generate subtle, smoked flavour along with firm and smooth texture. The cheese has won a bronze medal at the World Cheese Awards 2011.
English Cheddar holds a rich history in that country’s cheese gastronomy, memorable for its hand crafted roots and utmost attention to flavor and texture. This farmhouse Cheddar is made from raw unpasteurized milk from Fresian cows, giving the cheese a full flavor and a certain amount of piquancy. Also unique is the natural rind, which develops during its maturation period. This delicious treat is not to be missed.
Claret is a beautiful word that we are not ashamed to admit has been borrowed from the french translation (meaning red wine). We enjoy super-savoury suppers, and they have been known to turn into raucous occasions. Whilst enjoying a game of charades one evening, Archie the Exporter got a little carried away and spilled his red wine onto the cheeseboard, and we hasten to add, over Ms Crawley the cook. Once we had calmed down we tucked into our delicious cheeseboard and found that not only had the red wine created a visual masterpiece, but it tasted heavenly. No need to pour bottles of wine over your cheddar, we have taken care of that for you. Bon Appetit!
Infused with the robust flavor of whiskey, rich and creamy Aged Cheddar now has unique undertones of the smooth, woody and nutty taste of pure Irish Whiskey. Entrenched in the history and traditions of Ireland, Cheddar and whiskey are now together in one spirited Irish grass-fed cow’s milk cheese. This tasty combination is the perfect compliment to your party’s gourmet cheese platter and is also a unique gift item.
Pleasantly playful and seriously sharp, we like to think Tickler’s name derives from the flirtatious dance of salty, sweet, and fruity that lingers on your palate after every taste. Tickler is crafted from local pasteurized cow's milk harvested from the lush Devon milk fields. After the 40 pound blocks have been made with traditional cultures they are aged a full 18 months, during which an unusual depth of tangy, sweet flavor develops. The cheeky company loves their award winning cheese so much that they specially created a beer that provides the ultimate pairing. A bitter blond ale should do the trick of balancing Tickler's nutty sweetness.
Double Gloucester with Blue Stilton combines two distinctly different cheeses into a delicious delight! One of England’s most popular cheeses, Double Gloucester, and the intense tang of Stilton combine to create a unique and flavorful cheese. The mellow, creamy taste and bold orange color of the Double Gloucester encases the alluring, earthy and white Stilton. The flavor combination is one that is tasty as it is beautiful! This show-stopping cheese is perfect on a cheese board.
Sage Derby is the oldest and most famous of England’s “special occasion” cheeses—those traditionally made only for celebrations such as Harvest season or Christmas. Now available year-round, this blend of mild, cow’s milk Derby cheese and fresh sage has a stark white and crisp green marbled appearance. The combination of the two is thought to have arisen because sage was believed to hold powerful medicinal properties. Although not a sure “cure-all”, Sage Derby is still celebrated today for its uniquely sweet and savory flavor.
If you've been to England, you've probably seen it around: the carrot-colored paste and those royal blue veins. The orange color comes from annato, a natural, vegetable food coloring found in many cheeses. Full-flavored and unpressed, this bright orange cheese has a surprisingly smooth texture. A golden, russett rind forms after each cheese is made by hand, creating a sharp, tangy cheese that stands out among its blue brethern. A peppery Pinot Noir balances out the robust flavor of this cheese lingering on the palate.
Dorset Red is created in the same way that Ford Farm makes its traditional cheddar, using milk sourced from local grazing herds and with the process conducted predominantly by hand.
However, the heat of the milk is lowered and less stirring is done, resulting in a milder flavour as well as a softer texture. It is pressed into block moulds and left to mature for around three months.
Dorset Red has a deep amber colour, due to the addition of annatto, a commonly used natural colouring which gives it a similar appearance to a Red Leicester.
Clotted: A word with many meanings. Clotted simply means to clot or join together. To make our treasured cream, milk is gently heated, and over time the cream rises to the top and clots together, hence the name Clotted Cream. These perfectly formed clots of cream are a beautiful pale white colour and taste…..like creamy perfection! In the castle we like nothing better than to spend time eating warm English scones with strawberry jam and a dollop of Clotted Cream; so British and so utterly delicious. Afternoon tea takes place at 3pm, the tea is served in china cups and brewed in a teapot, the scones are always warm and when we drink tea our little pinky’s are always in the air. Since introduced in the early 17th century afternoon tea should be a grand affair. Clotted Cream will be a suitably royal companion to your afternoon!
Cotswold is a variation of Double Gloucester, which has been supplemented with chopped onions and chives for added flavour. A whole milk cheese that can be either pasteurised or unpasteurised; Cotswold originates in Gloucestershire County of England. The colour varies from golden yellow to orange and is a firm cheese similar to cheddar but not as hard. Shop owners usually sell pieces cut away from the hard and grey rind.
The taste of Cotswold is creamy, buttery, sweet and mild yet full-flavoured like cheddar. The savory taste of chives and onions gives it that extra zing. This variation of Double Gloucester pairs well with beer, Zinfandel or Shiraz and is popular as a pub cheese in England.
Wensleydale with Lemon is a unique combination of the classic Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese with the delightfully tart, yet sweet tanginess of lemons. Made with pasteurized cow’s milk, Wensleydale’s clean and mild flavor is an inviting complement for golden bits of candied lemon zest. This traditional Wensleydale is a fresh, young cheese, matured for only three weeks. With a flaky texture and a taste with subtle honey undertones, the Wensleydale is perfectly complemented by the addition of natural ingredients. The tart, fresh lemons give this cheese an eye-popping and mouth-puckering appeal, with the refreshing burst of the zingy fruit.
Where Cheddars are concerned, our multi-award winning Little Black Bomber® is a modern classic. Our flagship cheese marries a delicious rich flavour with a smooth creaminess, lasting long on the palate but remaining demandingly moreish!
Black Bomber® has won awards at The Great British Cheese Awards, Nantwich International Cheese Awards, the World Cheese Awards and a Super Gold at Mondial Fromage in France.
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Il Truffelino combines the creamy texture of Classic English Cheddar with the complex and luxuriant flavour of Black Summer Truffle.Beautifully presented, Il Truffelino is supplied in 4.4lb (2kg) wheels sealed in Black Wax to retain their fantastic flavour, then wrapped in specially designed Waxed Parchment.