Christmas orders are now being taken. Simply place your order and select the date you would like to receive your cheese. For local delivery info please click here. Christmas orders can be placed until 4th December. After then we offer counter service only all the way to Christmas Eve. For our December opening hours please click here.
For delivery the week before Christmas you can choose either Wednesday 20th December or Thursday 21st December. Our normal £5.95 delivery charge* applies for all orders including local customers who want delivery on these dates. (* increased charges apply for Highlands and Islands)
Collections are from our sister shop, The Loose Larder, at 15 Reading Road.
We are very excited to introduce St Gall into our cheese counter. It is an Irish Swiss-style cheese produced in County Cork! A recent winner at the Artisan Cheese Awards it is fabulously creamy with a lingering flavour of sweet nuts.
Frank and Gudrun Shinnick’s award winning cheese is made from the milk of their own herd of pedigree Friesian cows. The long grazing season on the fertile pastures of the Blackwater River valley produces superb quality raw milk which shines through in the quality of the finished product.
St Gall is named after the monastery St Gallen near Appenzell in Switzerland. St Gall himself was one of the companions of Saint Columbanus. This brine-washed cheese has all the characteristics of a fine Swiss cheese with the rich, earthy creaminess from the Irish countryside. This is coupled with the fruity nuttiness of a French Comté as it matures, and the oozy meltability of an Italian Fontina.
We’ve been enjoying it with a glass of Pinot Noir!
Ingredients (Allergens are listed in capitals)
MILK, starter cultures, rennet, salt
Normal opening Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm until:
Christmas Eve 9am – 12pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Wednesday 27th Closed
Thursday 28th Closed
Friday 29th 9am-4pm
Saturday 30th 9am-4pm
Sunday 31st Closed
New Year’s Day Closed
Tuesday 2nd January 9am-4pm then as normal
After Christmas our courier delivery slots start from 10th January.