28 November 2015

Say cheese!

You may have noticed recently that there have been changes afoot at Snowdrop Cottage of late.  In September we took over a cheese stall from friends who were having a change of direction in life and moving onto pastures new.  Thankfully they passed their knowledge on and we're now really enjoying learning all about cheese and this new part of Snowdrop Cottage.

We've continued to stock a lot of cheese which existing customers loved, but also decided to add a few of our favourites too!  We now sell a very lovely Comte vielle reserve, a protected cheese produced in the Jura Massif region of Eastern France.  This mountain cheese is hidden away in the dark silence of caves where it gets its unique taste, texture and colour.  This Comte is matured from 18-24months and there are apparently 83 flavours of which the most noted is a brown butter, roasted nut aromas and a sweet finish. This particular cheese has been judged to be one of sixty two finest cheeses in the world and partners a Rhone red wine perfectly.

We're thrilled to be stocking cheese from 'The Somerset Cheese Company' too.  The dairy is located in Somerset close to the Bath and West Show ground which was founded by three friends with over 40 years of cheese making experience.  Fosse Way Fleece is a particular favourite of ours, made from Ewe's milk with a wonderful clean taste and smooth, silky texture.  Pennard Vale is a goats milk cheese which has a nutty, fruity but quite sweet flavour.  It has a close, smooth and creamy texture and works well with our honeyed fig chutney.  You'll only find us and one deli stocking this cheese in the Bristol area.

With Christmas coming we're pleased to be able to offer a cheese hamper of either our favourite cheeses we think would look good on any Christmas table or you can of course choose your own selection.  Each cheese is wrapped in wax paper sealed with a signature Snowdrop and then presented in a plain kraft box with ribbon and gift tag. If you would like to order a cheese box please email us (snowdropcottagefinefoods@gmail.com) or use the contact button on our front page.  You can collect at Whiteladies Road Market on either Saturday 12th or 19th December.

Please do come and say hello and we'll happily offer tasters of any cheese you'd like to try.