Generations of cheese lovers have praised British hard cheese, from Cheddar to Cornish Yarg. At Fine Food Specialist, we offer different types of hard cheese for every occasion. Whether you're looking to build a wedding cheese tower cake or create your own cheese hamper, you'll find all your favourite British cheeses here.
Cropwell Bishop Stilton
Often described as one of the best British cheeses that you can find, Stilton is a staple of British cuisine.
The cheese is made from the finest milk available. And this milk is what makes this cheese so unique. As opposed to Roquefort, a French blue cheese made from sheep milk, Stilton is a cow-milk blue cheese.
To produce the Cropwell Bishop Blue Stilton, the cheese is churned authentically, in the same way that has been done for over 100 years. This is a rich, tangy cheese that makes a wonderful treat to enjoy during celebrations. But Stilton is also a delicious ingredient to add to salads. Head to Drogo's Kitchen to try this Spring Leaf Tardivo, Chicory and Stilton Salad or Wagyu Sirloin, Pickled Walnut and Stilton Salad.
Vintage Lincolnshire Poacher
Lincolnshire Poacher is a hard, mature cheese that is somewhere between a Cheddar and a Comté. This award-winning Supreme Champion cheese is typically recognised for its smooth, densely creamy texture and flavours that can range from rich herbaceous to savoury and brothy.
A pasteurised cow's milk cheese, this cheese is lightly textured with fresh citrus notes. It is easily recognisable, not only because it is one of the most famous British cheeses, but also thanks to its nettle wrapping. These edible leaves give the cheese a distinctive finish and subtle herbaceous flavour.
The nettles are hand-picked from the local Cornish countryside when they are bright, vibrant green, and are then frozen for use throughout the year.
Cornish Yarg is a semi-hard cheese made from grass rich Cornish milk. Once matured, nettled Yarg is fresh, lemony and creamy under its rind, with an irresistible crumble in the core.
Rachel Goat's Cheese
A semi-firm goat's cheese with a slightly-washed rind, Rachel is a sweet and nutty cheese with a mild lingering flavour. This delightfully fragrant cheese is perfect for those who enjoy a cheese that is not too strong or overly ‘goaty’ on the palate. During maturation, it is washed in a brine solution which gives it a slight pink crust to a warm reddish orange colour.
We also offer an extensive range of other British hard cheeses such as Morn Dew and Godminster cheddar covered in wax. Looking for a gift for a friend or a family member? Head now to our Cheese Hampers and Gifts range, where you will find incredible gifts such as this Deluxe Snowdonia Truckle Trio Gift Box or this Ultimate Truffle Cheese Board.