Irish Cheese and Biscuits Gift Box
Harper & Blohms’ Irish Cheese and Biscuit Gift Box celebrates some classics from the Emerald Isle. Presented in a Harper and Blohm Gift Box and Ribbon, and available for delivery or click & collect.
Selected by Neal’s Yard Dairy, this hard cooked cheese is made to a similar recipe to traditional Dutch Gouda, the main difference being that it is made with pasteurised milk. This aged version is only produced from summer milk when the cows graze on pasture, not in winter when they are housed in sheds. The dense texture is smooth in the mouth, and the flavours are complex, ranging from rich and sweet, with hints of hazelnuts, butterscotch and honey, to nutty and lingering with a savoury finish. 200g
Helene and Dick Willems moved to Ireland in the 1970s from the Netherlands. They started making cheese as a hobby, using the milk from their own cows for their own enjoyment. But the cheese tasted so good that neighbours started wanting it, then local shopkeepers, and eventually Neal’s Yard Dairy in London. So before long, Coolea Farmhouse Cheese was a small family business. The Willems’ son, Dicky, now owns and runs the business with his wife Sinead, and they buy milk from two local farmers.
Neal’s Yard Dairy – considered to be London’s foremost cheese store – select and mature farmhouse & artisan cheeses for Harper & Blohm Cheese Shop from around the UK and Ireland.
Considered one of Ireland’s best-loved cheeses, this cows milk blue has a rich and voluptuous creamy texture. The cheese is golden yellow and well marbled with vibrant green-blue mould. The flavour offers the perfect balance of creamy cheese and spicy blue, balanced with a salty tang. 200g
The Grubb family has lived in Ireland since the 17th century when they fled England for religious reasons. Ever since, they have been millers and butter makers on their farm at Beechmount, near the dramatic limestone outcrop known as the Rock of Cashel. Cashel Blue was created by husband and wife Louis and Jane Grubb in the 1980s when Jane recognised a gap in the market for a great Irish blue cheese. The cheese is made in a one-hundred-year-old copper vat with milk from their own herd of pedigree British Friesian cows and selected local farms within a 25km radius. Their daughter Sarah and her husband Sergio joined the team after working in the wine business, bringing new expertise on tasting & grading cheeses.
Sheridans Cheesemongers signature cracker. Made with just 4 traditional Irish ingredients, including buttermilk to impart the distinctive Irish Brown Bread taste, these crackers are the taste of Ireland. Brown Bread Crackers are an excellent addition to your cheeseboard, well suited to hard and blue cheeses.
Sheridans Cheesemongers has shops across Ireland and a reputation for being one of the best in the business. The owners Seamus & Kevin Sheridan teamed up with baker Richard Graham Leigh on a mission to create the perfect crackers to accompany cheese and we think they’ve done it! Our owner Olivia has a special affinity with Sheridans from working as a Cheesemonger in Ireland.