Buy CHEESE online - for any occasion!
Ordinarily we connect buying cheese with the wonderful experience of entering a cheese shop, smelling all the extraordinary cheese bouquets and sampling to our heart's content until we walk out with just the right cheeses for our upcoming dinner party, the picnic in the park or simply for tomorrow's lunch sandwich. Buying cheeses online requires more trust as we do not get to see, smell and taste the cheeses we are to eat before we buy them. Additionally we have to make do without the expert advice from the specialist cheesemonger when it comes to a nice cheese selection. So if you are unsure where to start with your 'REAL' cheese board, have a look at the sample cheese boards we have put together for you or follow our cheese board guidelines before you go on to select YOUR cheeses from our online offers. We also want to assure you that all the cheeses we send out are always in top condition and of the highest possible quality.
Below you can find three highly appetising cheese selections which have proved themselves to be very popular in our shops...just imagine the cheesy tastyness...
For birthdays, fathers day, mothers day in fact any special day we have some special selections which you can order as a package. Or if you would like a single hunk of one lovely cheese we can do that also, just let us know.
Example selections - the quick way to a tasty cheese board!
Our number one for four!
A basic three cheese board
1. Harbourne Blue - Strong and sweet, goats' milk
2. Black-Eyed Susan - Soft ripening cheese, cows' milk, coated in cracked black pepper
3. Westcombe Cheddar - Full flavour, hard cheese, cow's milk
A delicious after dinner cheese board
for 6 people or more
1. Beenleigh Blue, strong and sweet, ewes' milk 2. Sharpham - Soft ripening cheese, jersey cows' milk
3. Vulscombe with Herbs - Soft fresh goats' milk cheese, pretty!
4. Little Stinky - Smelly, creamy, orange coloured cows' milk cheese
5. Keen's Extra Mature Cheddar - Creamy and strong, cows' milk
A simply stunnig variety
for a cheese and wine tasting
1. Blue Hills - tangy and creamy, jersey cow's and goat's milk mixed
2. Blue Vinney - crumbly tasty cow's milk
3. Goldilocks - soft ripening jersey cow's milk
4. Withybrook Pyramid - charcoal coated soft goat's milk cheese
5. Rachel - washed rind goat's cheese
6. Pendragon - hard buffalo milk
7. Rustic Herb - semi hard cow's milk cheese with chive and garlic
8. Montgomery Extra Mature - full flavoured tangy cheddar
9. Little Ryding - soft ripening sheep's milk cheese
If any of these cheesy selections sound tasty to you then you can go straight to our online ordering forms which can be found in our menu or at the bottom of this page...otherwise come and see us in Tavistock, Topsham or Totnes or give us a call, to talk cheese with us!
Some Cheese Board Guidelines
Decide how much cheese you need
Allow 2oz / 60g per person if the cheese is part of a larger meal, or 3 - 4 oz / 90 - 120g per person if the cheese is the only food present. This is the amount of cheese each person needs ALTOGETHER and not for each cheese! Nothing is worse than tiny slices of cheese, so better to have a little more than required than not enough. Remember, it's not the end of the world if you have some left over - you can use the odd bits in cooking, or even freeze them.
Decide how many cheeses you want
To reiterate - there's nothing less appetising on a cheese board than tiny slices of cheese, you want CHUNKS! Therefore, think back to how much cheese you need. If it's a relatively small amount, stick to three cheeses, (no matter how tempting it is to buy FIFTYthree) as you can then buy a nice generous amount of each. If you're catering for more people and require a larger amount of cheese then you can afford to select a bigger range, without compromising the size of the pieces. Unless it is a cheese tasting however, you don't want to phase your guests with too much choice - six cheeses for a larger gathering is usually sufficient.
Decide which cheeses you want
Remember that variety is cheese king. Think of different types of cheese, different textures, strengths, milks and colours. And don't forget, just because you may not be the biggest fan of goats' cheese, doesn't mean your guests agree.