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Cheese for Valentines

For the perfect end to a Valentines Dinner…

Love is in the air….can you believe it’s nearly February? And it’s less than a month until the most romantic day of the year is upon us once again.

If you are planning a special romantic dinner at home, don’t forget the cheese course.  A great cheeseboard will always impress, especially if your special other is a bit of a cheese fan (and you won’t need to prepare anything in advance, except to remember to take it out of the fridge!).

So here are our top recommendations for that perfect Valentines Cheese course, a perfect combination of contrasting flavours and textures – sure to set the pulses racing!

Epoisses de BourgogneEpoisses – A luscious legendary French Cheese. Rich, sticky and powerful. It ripens to a golden liquid and comes in it’s own serving box – perfect for sharing – magnifique!!!
Godminster heart shaped cheddar Godminster Vintage Cheddar Heart – You can’t get more romantic than a heart shaped cheese, but this isn’t any cheddar, this is a purple waxed heart shaped cheddar which is good looking, seriously strong and delicious with a lovely soft interior.

Coeurs Neufchatel Coeurs Neufchatel – A must have Valentines cheese. The story goes that the maids of Neufchâtel in Normandy, most of whom were cheese makers, started to fall in love with the British soldiers during the hundred years war and as an expression of their love started to produce heart shaped cheeses, which they would sometimes give as gifts to their sweethearts. Deliciously rich and sinful!
Dorstone – A superb delicate fresh, light goats cheese made by Neal’s Yard Creamery, nr Dorstone, Herefordshire. These are delightful young cheeses, usually around 3-4 weeks old which gives them a lovely mousse-like fluffy texture. Very delicate flavour with just a hint of goat. They are sprinkled in salt and rolled in charcoal with a beautiful textured wrinkled rind.

Blacksticks Blue-45Blacksticks Blue  – Sheer blue cheese heaven. Blacksticks Blue is handmade at Butlers Dairy in rural Lancashire, these guys make only the very best handmade British farmhouse cheese.  This unique orange soft veined blue is a multi award winning cheese. Deliciously creamy smooth texture with a slight tang to finish. Adds great colour to the cheese board.
West Country Cheese Valentines BoxWhy not order our ‘cheese for valentines‘ box and you’ll receive all the delicious cheeses above, ready to pop on the cheese board.  If you just want to spoil your special other, we also have a range of Valentines gifts to help spread the cheese love.