Good news for cheese lovers!
Davidstow, leading UK premium branded cheddar has introduced a selection of exclusive aged cheddars just in time for the festive season.
The Cornwall-based brand which bears a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen’s Household, has launched the Davidstow online store selling a range of exclusive Davidstow cheddars and gift sets.
The range includes 40-month-old Davidstow Reserve and the highly coveted 60-month-old Davidstow Special Reserve previously accessible only to a handful of Michelin starred chefs. This is due to the complexity of maturing cheddar for such a long time and limited availability.
Alongside these exclusive aged profiles available as hand-wrapped blocks, wax-covered ingots and included in a selection of gift sets, shoppers can purchase a range of Davidstow cheddars for everyday use, ranging from 12 months to 36 months of maturity. Gift sets will see Davidstow cheddars paired with a carefully curated range of complementary Cornish partner products including Furniss Crackers and The Cornish Larder Chutney, alongside an exclusive Davidstow branded presentation slate.
Jonathan Westlake, Davidstow Brand Controller, comments, “We’re hugely excited to launch our online Davidstow store in time for Christmas. Online shopping and the use of eCommerce sites have seen huge growth recently, especially since the onset of COVID-19, and we want to make sure that our premium cheddars and gift sets are available to all, particularly those not able to go shopping this year.
Products available on the Davidstow site include formats not currently available to consumers, such as waxed and hand-wrapped blocks and maturities ranging from our 12-month Classic through to the jewel in our crown: 60-month Special Reserve cheddar, previously only released to a select number of renowned Michelin Star restaurants. The new Davidstow range will make a unique gift for cheese lovers this Christmas!”
The store will be accessible through Davidstow’s existing brand website
Prices from £3-£11 for individual cheddar blocks and from £20-£42 for gift sets. Minimum value order £15 and will be shipped within four working days in fully insulated, sustainable packaging, delivered by overnight courier at £3.95 per parcel. Final order date for 25 December delivery is 22 December.
Produced for almost 70 years at the multi-award winning Davidstow creamery in the village of Davidstow, North Cornwall, using milk sourced from local Cornish farms, Davidstow cheddar is aged slowly to develop its characteristic rich, savoury flavour and flinty texture. The brand is supplied to Her Majesty the Queen’s Household and bears a coveted Royal Warrant. It also has a growing following of Michelin-starred chefs.
Furniss biscuit-makers based in Truro, Cornwall, have been crafting quality biscuits since 1886. Today they bake as they have always done in Cornwall using timely recipes, quality locally sourced ingredients.
Furniss Original West Country Cheddar savoury biscuits are boldly flavoured with Davidstow cheddar, Pure Cornish butter and tangy Cornish sea salt from The Lizard Peninsula. The extra- savoury finish makes the biscuits a perfect cheeseboard partner.
The Cornish Larder Company in Wadebridge aims to bring Cornwall’s food & drink scene together in harmony. Every one of their products celebrates a Cornish producer.
The Cornish Larder Caramelised Onion Chutney with Keltek King Ale combines sweet sticky onions and premium bitter ale resulting in a deep and rich flavoured chutney, the perfect cheeseboard accompaniment.
12 Month Mature Cheddar : Tesco Extra, Asda, Morrisons & Ocado
18 Month Extra Mature: Tesco Extra, Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons & Ocado
36 Month (3 Year) Vintage Cheddar : Available from Ocado
60 Month (5 Year) Vintage Cheddar : Can be sampled only at Michel Roux’s La Gavroche, London
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