Budget-friendly Christmas cheese options to stock

22 August 2022, 14:36 PM
  • Tracey Colley, operations director at the Academy of Cheese, shares her suggestions for quality cheeses at purse-friendly and indulgent price points
Budget-friendly Christmas cheese options to stock

With the cost-of-living crisis altering shopper behaviour this winter, it’s important for indies to stock cheeses that meet any budget without compromising on quality.

Budget-friendly options
Blues: Classic creamy French blues such as Fourme D’Ambert and Bleu d’ Auvergne, award-winning Bavarian Blue Montagnolo, consistently good Wensleydale Blue, and for colour Shropshire Blue
Soft: Cutting wheels of Camembert Rustique, Brillat Savarin, Perl Wen and Chevre log
Hard: For an flavoursome all-rounder choose Duckett’s Caerphilly, and for colour Rutland Red, plus Barbers 1833 Vintage Cheddar

Special treats
Blue: World Cheese Award champion from US cheesemaker Rogue River Blue, finely crafted Pevensey Blue, elaborate Stilton jars, baby Stiltons, and Italian Blu 61 washed in sweet wine and adorned with cranberries
Soft: Popular truffled Bries stuffed with cream cheese and the finest Italian truffles – try creating your own with your local soft cheese. Luxurious triple cream cheeses such as Finn, Elmhirst, Bix
Hard: Truffle Gloucester from The Cotwolds, Pitchfork, Cornish Gouda, Lincolnshire Poacher, Old Winchester, Winterdale Shaw and Rachel to name but a few

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