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Classic French Cheese Gift Box


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Celebrate in style with an all-French Cheese Gift Box for 6 – 8 cheese lovers.

Our Classic French Cheese Gift Box is a serious box of full flavoured, stinky cheese that's not for the faint hearted. With 5 of the most iconic French cheeses, this box contains plenty and leaves out the guesswork to enjoying a stunning selection from the world's finest cheese producers.

Brillat Savarin 200g

Jacquin Rond de Chèvre 150g

Epoisses de Bourgogne 250g

Papillon Roquefort Portion 125g

Marcel Petit Fort Aged Comté 250g

Presented in a Harper and Blohm Gift Box.

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Brillat Savarin Selected by Will Studd this luscious triple cream cheese is made from whole milk with added crème fraîche. When young the texture is dense, the rind is mild and the flavour has a pleasant crème fraîche tang. As it matures, the rind blooms and becomes spicy, and the texture is like a rich, buttery mousse. For an indulgent breakfast, try Brillat-Savarin smeared on dense fruit bread, served with strawberries and Champagne.

Jacquin Rond la Tradition is made by master cheesemaker Monsieur Pierre Jacquin in the Cher valley region that lies south of the Loire Valley. This cheese is covered with salted ground charcoal and cellared for three to six weeks. Don't be put off by looks - when mature, the cheese looks rustic (a kind description) with flecks of blue and white mould on the rind. This cheese follows the flavour profile of the soil of the Cher Valley producing sweet hay-like characters with a slightly earthy, slightly acidic flavour and a firm chalky texture.

Epoisses de Bourgogne is famous for its pungent aroma, sticky terracotta-coloured rind, and smooth, velvety texture with a meaty flavour that melts in the mouth. During maturation, the cheese is washed in the local Marc de Bourgogne, mixed with salty water, several times per week. It tastes milder than the aroma suggests and has a decidedly sweet finish. This cheese was created by Cistercian monks in the early 16th century in the village of Époisses, in Burgundy. On fast days, the monks were forbidden meat and on Fridays they ate fish. Washed rind cheeses became an important part of their diet as they had strong, meaty flavours. Époisses cheese was very popular for several hundred years, and when the monks departed they passed on the production secrets to the local population. In the early 20th Century, however, the cheese virtually disappeared, but it was revived by Robert & Simone Berthaut, of Fromagerie Berthaut, in the 1950s.

Roquefort is one of the world’s greatest blue cheeses and is often referred to as the “King of French Cheeses”. Rich, blue, spicy & smelly - this cheese is full of umami flavours and certainly brings a sparkle to your cheeseboard. Its name and production methods have been protected since 1411. Known for its strong aromas, and lingering sweet-salty finish, these characteristics epitomise the power and refinement of this benchmark cheese.

Marcel Petite Comté is one of the most respected affineurs in France. He hand-selects young wheels of Comté to mature in the 19th century underground Fort of Saint-Antoine. These cheeses are made by small dairies in the Jura and are carefully graded before, during and after maturation. They have a concentrated nutty texture and a gentle sweet honey flavour reflecting the rich milk of the Montbéliard cattle that graze the natural mountain pastures.

Comté is an ancient type of Gruyere, and typical of the large mountain cheeses made in the Alps, on the borders of France and Switzerland. Their name is derived from the forest known as Gruyeres whose timber was once used to fuel the heat of the copper cauldrons used to make the cheese in. More Comté is produced than any other cheese in France, and each cheese must pass a strict grading system which is controlled by the AOC* regulations. It takes more than 500L of milk – the daily production of 30 cows – to make one wheel of Comté. 

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Nicholas P'ng
Always a perfect gift!

Our friends loved it. Thanks H&B

Sounds like you've got the right kind of friends, Nicholas!

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Rebecca Hendy
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The selection was amazing, everything was absolutely delicious. Would have liked printed tasting notes included, as i didn't have access to the online descriptions, and the orange gooey washed rind type was a bit of a mystery.

Thanks, Rebecca, we are working on adding notes to our gift boxes for this very reason. Just so you know a full, printable cheese note can be found online for each of our cheese listings. The orange gooey washed rind is Époisses de Bourgogne - one of our best selling washed rinds from Burgundy, France.
Thanks for your review!

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Nicholas P'ng
Always a perfect gift!

Our friends loved it. Thanks H&B

Sounds like you've got the right kind of friends, Nicholas!

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Rebecca Hendy
Excellent

The selection was amazing, everything was absolutely delicious. Would have liked printed tasting notes included, as i didn't have access to the online descriptions, and the orange gooey washed rind type was a bit of a mystery.

Thanks, Rebecca, we are working on adding notes to our gift boxes for this very reason. Just so you know a full, printable cheese note can be found online for each of our cheese listings. The orange gooey washed rind is Époisses de Bourgogne - one of our best selling washed rinds from Burgundy, France.
Thanks for your review!

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