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Large Festive Hamper

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The large Festive Hamper includes a selection of cheeses from some of our favourite British cheesemakers, as well as two packs of award-winning Peter's Yard Crackers and two award-winning chutneys from Galloway Lodge.

Inside each box, you'll also find collectible cards for each cheese, including information about the cheesemaker, history of the cheese, and awards.

And for every box bought, we'll donate a meal to a Trussell Trust food bank on your behalf.

Eden Valley Brie (250g) - Appleby Creamery, Cumbria

Eden Valley Brie takes its name from the Eden Valley in Cumbria where the cheese is made. Its beautifully runny texture will have it oozing off any cheese board! The flavour fills the mouth with delicate intensity and the luxurious creamy texture rounds off a sumptuous taste experience.

  • Gold & Silver International Cheese Awards 2021
  • Highly commended International Cheese Awards 2022
  • Bronze British Cheese Awards 2019

Pasteurised cows milk, vegetarian rennet

Mayfield (150g) - Alsop & Walker, Sussex

One of our all-time favourites at The Cheese Collective, Mayfield has been carefully crafted by Arthur Alsop and his team in Sussex.
Mayfield is an Emmental-style cheese that is sweet, nutty and creamy, and is delicious on its own or melted into fondues or raclettes. It is matured for 5-7 months, developing into a creamy yet complex cheese with natural eyes (holes).

  • 2014 Super Gold World Cheese Awards (top 50 cheeses in the world)
  • 2011 Gold 3 Stars Great Taste Awards
  • 2010 Gold British Cheese Awards

Pasteurised cows milk, vegetarian rennet

Yorkshire Blue (150g) - Shepherds Purse, North Yorkshire

Creamy, sweet and mild, Yorkshire Blue is a great introduction to blue cheese. With age the flavour deepens and becomes more complex without compromising the mild creaminess. 

Launched in 1994, Yorkshire Blue was Shepherd's Purse's first blue cheese, and the first blue cheese to be made in Yorkshire for 30 years. 

Matured for 8 weeks.

  • Gold World Cheese Awards 2019
  • 2 Star Great Taste Awards 2019
  • Best English Cheese International Cheese Awards 2018
  • Silver British Cheese Awards 2017

Pasteurised cows milk, vegetarian rennet.

Westcombe Red (150g) - Westcombe Dairy, Somerset

Westcombe Red is a modern take on a traditional Red Leicester, and falls somewhere between a complex Traditional Cheddar and more delicate Aged Caerphilly.

Made in traditional cloth-bound ten kilo wheels and aged for around five months, Westcombe Red boasts a good depth of flavour with lasting notes of roasted nut and fresh summer grass.

  • Westcombe Dairy have won a number of awards, including BBC Food & Farming Award 2012 for Best Food Producer

Raw cows milk, traditional rennet (not vegetarian)

Keen’s Mature Cheddar (150g) - Keen’s Cheddar, Somerset

The Keen family has been making unpasteurised Keen’s Cheddar since they moved to Moorhayes Farm in 1899. Five generations later, and they are still there and proud to be producing world famous, award-winning British cheddar cheese.
Keen’s Cheddar is made using raw milk and is aged for 18 months, creating a sweet, strong, nutty and moreish cheese that crumbles in the hand and melts in the mouth.

  • 2022 Supreme Champion Virtual Cheese Awards
  • 2022 Best in Class and Best British Cheeses Virtual Cheese Awards
  • 2019 2X Bronze British Cheese Awards
  • 2017 Gold International Cheese Awards
  • 2017 Silver International Cheese Awards

Raw cows milk, traditional rennet (not vegetarian)

Nanny McBrie (120g) - Appleby Creamery, Cumbria

At The Cheese Collective, we love a cheese pun, and this has to be one of the best.
Nanny McBrie is a soft, deliciously creamy, mould-ripened goats milk brie. This is a perfect stepping stone for people who are scared of strong goats cheeses. It’s deliciously creamy, melting in the middle towards the end of its life and running across the board.
Appleby Creamery get all of their goats milk from local goats farm, Meaburn Hall, which is run by the McPhee family, with Nanny being a female goat.
Taking inspiration from Emma Thompson’s Nanny McPhee, Nanny McBrie was born.

  • 2017 Bronze World Cheese Awards

Pasteurised goats milk, vegetarian rennet

Gouda with Cumin (150g) - Connage Highland Dairy, Inverness

Connage Highland Dairy is a family-run business that was established in 2006 by the Clark family at Ardersier, near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.  

At this unique location, the cows graze on clover misted with sea spray from the Moray Firth, which gives their milk an extra special taste.  

The cumin seeds marry perfectly with the gouda, giving it a lightly spiced eastern flavour.

  • 2018 Best Cheese in Scotland and Gold at Melton Mowbury

Organic pasteurised cows milk, vegetarian rennet

Graceburn Truffle (250g) - Blackwoods Dairy, Kent

Graceburn is based on a Persian Fetta recipe - similar to Greek Feta but with a marinade of oil rather than brine.

The melt-in-your-mouth soft cheese comes in three varieties, Original, Truffle and Chipotle & Lemon.

It’s delicious crumbled into a salad, smeared on fresh bread or simply enjoyed on its own.

  • 1 Star - Great Taste Awards 2020
  • Best Flavour Added Cheese -   British Cheese Awards 2019
  • Artisan Cheese Awards -   Overall Supreme Champion 2019

Raw cow’s milk, traditional rennet (not vegetarian)

Brighton Blue (150g) - High Weald Dairy, Sussex

A mild, semi-soft cheese with a mellow blue flavour and a slightly salty finish. The blue green veins deepen as the cheese matures, and the taste of the blue strengthens. It has an attractive natural edible rind.

  • 2018 and 2019 Super Gold at World Cheese Awards,
  • 2017 Silver British Cheese Awards

Pasteurised cows milk, vegetarian rennet

St. Jude (90g) - St. Jude Cheese, Suffolk

Lovingly made in small batches by Julie Cheyney on Cricklemore farm. Julie uses raw milk, from the herd of Montbéliarde cows on the farm. This gives a high protein milk which is excellent for cheesemaking and goes into renowned cheeses such as Vacherin, Comté and Reblochon

The milk is piped from the milking parlour to the cheese room where, barely an hour old, the cultures are added to acidify the milk and thus the cheesemaking process has begun. There are many factors that affect the milk composition throughout the year, such as the cow’s stage of lactation and what she is eating. These seasonal changes influence the taste and texture of the cheese which provide some of the characteristics of a true farmhouse, handmade cheese.

St. Jude is a lactic style cheese with a wrinkled, mould ripened rind and a smooth paste. Usually eaten between 2-5 weeks old St. Jude develops from a young, fresh and creamy cheese to more complex flavours leaning towards buttery in the winter and more vegetal, grassy notes when the cows are out to pasture.

  • Reserve Champion British Cheese Awards 2022
  • 2019 Silver World Cheese Awards,
  • 2019 Gold & Silver British Cheese Awards
Raw cows milk, traditional rennet (not vegetarian)

Free weekday delivery Tuesday - Friday for mainland UK (excl. Scottish Highlands)

All deliveries that arrived in December will have shelf life post-Christmas, while all cheeses that arrive W/C 12th December will be January dated. We strongly recommend ordering your boxes to arrive before 17th December for Christmas orders.

Substitutions may occur in some circumstances.

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