CHEESE YOUR OWN WITH NEW ARTISAN CHEESE HAMPERS
After receiving outstanding feedback and popularity for its ‘Isolation Bundles’ during the UK lockdown, the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company is launching two brand-new ‘Cheese Your Own’ bundles for all cheese lovers. The ‘Cheese Your Own’ Bundle 1 (priced at £25) contains three portions of cheese and three boxes of the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company’s delicious and incredibly moreish cheese straws, containing 37% of their mature cheddar (more cheese than any other cheese straw on the market today). They are ready to be eaten and enjoyed, or can be warmed up in the oven.
The ‘Cheese Your Own’ Bundle 2 (priced at £30) contains six portions of cheddar – again you select which cheeses you prefer. A great choice of traditional British cheeses are available – all of which have been made in the village of Cheddar. All very different from one another, yet each delicious in their own right. Choose from:
- Mellow Cheddar – six months old; creamy in texture with a gentle yet still distinctive traditional cheddar taste.
- Extra Mature – is around 15 months old so this cheddar is much stronger in taste. It’s harder in texture too, as expected from a long-matured traditional cheddar.
- Vintage – the oldest cheddar – robust and mighty strong. Matured for more than two years, with a harder, drier texture not dissimilar to Italian Parmesan style cheese.
- Cave Matured Cheddar is one of a kind – it’s around 12 months old having been matured in the natural caves in Cheddar Gorge. Smooth, creamy yet complex. This in an interesting cheddar and very different from the others in the range which are matured in its own cheese stores.
Alternatively, you can pick from their natural smoked or other flavoured cheeses, flavoured with quality ingredients such as herbs, cider or port (no preservatives or colours used) and matured for five to six months. Allowing the curds and flavours to mature together over time produces a complimentary harmony of flavours rather than a sharp, acidic crash which often happens when ready-to-eat cheddar cheese is blended with flavours and repressed.
You can purchase these bundles whilst visiting the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company’s newly redesigned shop, as well as trying the cheeses at the tasting bar before you choose. Also, whilst there, customers can enjoy its visitor centre which combines a viewing gallery where visitors can watch the cheesemaker ‘in action’ throughout the day plus get a glimpse into one of its Maturing Stores too. A 20-minute film also shows the whole process from start to finish. It’s a great day out for kids and the whole family.