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.
Rambol mini is a wonderful combination of a cream cheese and chopped walnuts. The cheese itself is intensely creamy and the added walnuts give it a crunchy, almost woody taste.
Rambol mini is one of our most popular cheeses. We usually sell the St Julien version. It generally comes into us as an individually wrapped whole 125g cheese. It is a delicious combination of a creamy cheese and nuts. This soft and creamy cheese is sprinkled with finely chopped walnuts that give it a fabulously unique taste. The Rambol walnuts come from Dordogne, a region known for the quality of its nuts.
Walnut cheeses are a relatively new creation. A cheese known as Rambolitain (a savoury mixture of cheese and nuts) was invented in the 1960s in a small creamery in Rambouillet. This is a town on the outskirts of Paris within the Île-de-France area which is famous as the home of Brie de Meaux. Given its success, Rambolitain required new, larger production premises and so in 1969 the creamery transferred activity to the nearby town of Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines. This is still within Île-de-France, so the move didn’t affect the workforce at all. A few months later, a new creamery was built, and production still carries on there today. The Rambol company was incorporated in 1970. Rambol with Nuts was its first decorated cheese and it was launched commercially in the same year.
We occasionally stock a larger cutting version of Rambol. These come as a 2kg cheese and cost £40 for a whole cheese. If you would like to order either a whole, half or quarter of this cheese please give us a call.
For us Rambol is at its very best when spread over warm sourdough accompanied by a glass of Rosé.
Water, Cheese (cow’s MILK, salt, LACTIC ferments, microbial rennet, colouring E160a), BUTTER, WALNUTS 8%, MILK proteins, WHEY powder, starch, emulsifying salt (E452/E450), HAZELNUTS, thickener (E407), acidity regulator (E331/E339), salt, natural flavour (including CELERY, WALNUTS, ALMONDS). May contain trees of other nuts. Allergens are listed in capitals.
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.