Festive ideas for your Christmas cheese board | New
Create a Christmas cheese board
Rowcliffe Marketing Director Lisa Kerr offers the best selection for a must-have cheese board
Blue – Colston Bassett Stilton
One of Stilton’s smallest manufacturers, unrivaled in the UK. Colston delivers a chewy flavor with a melt-in-the-mouth texture and no sharp acidic taste.
Goat Cheese – Jacquin Flower and Goat Cheese Yule Log with Honey
It is a fresh goat cheese with honey and dried flower petals like roses, blueberries and marigolds.
Washed rind – Ambrosi Taleggio
Quadrangular semi-firm compact cheese made from whole cow’s milk. Sweet, aromatic and with a hint of truffle aftertaste.
Cheddar – Westcombe Cheddar
A truly artisanal Somerset Cheddar made from fresh unpasteurized cow’s milk and aged for 12-18 months. It has a firm texture with complex flavors and lingering notes of citrus, hazelnut and caramel.
Sweet / Brie – Baron Bigod
A traditional Brie-de-Meaux-style farmhouse cheese, handcrafted from their own raw milk from grass-fed Montbéliarde cows. Creamy and smooth texture with long, warm, earthy and mushroom flavors.
Blended – Clemency Hall Truly Truffe
Ripe cheddar with touches of black truffle and a delicate taste.
Alternative matchmaking ideas
Kevin Beer, Director and Co-Founder of Millbrook Dairy Company brings us new and delicious pairing suggestions
At Millbrook Dairy, we believe everyone should break with tradition. Rather than passing the Port on your Christmas cheese board, we think you should pass the Highland Malt Whiskey! Millbrook 1057 Extra Ripe Scottish Cheddar and a ‘little glass’ of Highland malt whiskey are the perfect way to end a festive feast. Another winning combination that retailers might consider offering to the most discerning customer is Millbrook Cheddar and Cider 1057. There is a long tradition of combining cider and cheese and there are many good reasons to consider drinking it in place of wine.
When it comes to food combinations, there’s one you never tire of at Millbrook Dairy, and that’s cheese and fruit. These two food groups are a divine marriage and offer retailers the opportunity to increase their sales. Millbrook 1057 pairs wonderfully with festive fruits like apricots, figs, cranberries, pears, raisins… the list goes on. Another classic combination that retailers can present is Millbrook Cheddar 1057 with a range of festive nuts, including walnuts, almonds, pistachios and pecans. Or why not combine these two combinations and try Millbrook Cheddar 1057 with a slice of delicious fruit cake?
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