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Hard Cheese

With so many different styles of cheese to choose from, there’s a lot of fun to be had hunting for your favourite, and the specialist cheese collection from Fine Food Specialist is the perfect place to start looking.

Cheese comes in a variety of forms, from soft, spreadable young cheeses, to those which are hard and aged. As cheeses mature they tend to develop more complex flavours, with hints of nuts and brown butter.

Included in our range of hard cheeses is Beaufort, Cantal, Comte and Ossau Iraty. We also stock excellent Il Fiorino Pecorino, Tomme de Chevre and stunning Parmigiano Reggiano.

With interesting textures and complex flavours, these cheeses are guaranteed to linger in the memory. Our range is crammed full of superb hard cheeses from around the world, so don’t miss out on the chance to find your favourite among our range of specialist cheeses today.

Do take a look through our cheese accessories selection too, as well as our dedicated French cheese and Italian cheese ranges.

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  1. Comte, From The Whole Wheel, 36+ months, +/-1kg
    Comte, From The Whole Wheel, 36+ months, +/-1kg
    £54.95
    Comte makes an excellent cheese for tasting on its own. Its firm texture and mellow yet complex flavour will appeal to everyone who appreciates fine cheese. Serve comte with a Sauvignon Blanc for a tried and true taste combination, and because it has such a broad range of flavours get quite creative...
  2. Pitchfork 12-Month Matured Cheddar, +/-1.5kg
    Pitchfork 12-Month Matured Cheddar, +/-1.5kg
    £42.95
    This cheddar is dense and fudgy in texture with  a savoury rich flavour. Created in the Somerset hills just seven miles aways from Cheddar Gorge, it is produced in the traditional methods using raw milk and cloth. The milk for the cheese comes from Puxton Farm, for it’s ‘perfect’ milk, coming...
  3. Extra Mature Old Winchester, +/-650g
    Extra Mature Old Winchester, +/-650g
    £21.95
    A modern British chese classic, the Old Winchester was born from a new cheese experiment at a family-run farm in the New Forest. Initially the couple planned on making a gouda style cheese using a traditional cheddar method with a twist, but this ended up creating a truly special and unique cheese, ...
  4. Parmigiano Reggiano, 1kg
    Parmigiano Reggiano, 1kg
    £34.95
    Parmigiano Reggiano is without a doubt the finest Italian hard cheese available. It comes from the Lombardy region of northern Italy, more specifically Emilia Romagna and is considered the gourmet choice of hard cheeses. Although many people use it as a grating cheese, the Italians consider it far m...
  5. Buy Comté AOP 15 Months Online & In London UK
    Comté AOP 15 Months, +/-1kg
    £37.95
    Comté is a delicious cow’s milk cheese with a nutty taste and very slightly crumbly texture. It is very versatile and pairs well with fruit, chutney or crisp white wine. This classic French cheese has been aged for 18 months, which adds depth and saltiness to the flavour. 
  6. Buy Katherine Goat’s Cheese Online & In London UK
    Katherine Goat's Cheese, 250g
    £10.95
    White Lake Dairy of Somerset produce two cheeses that are closely related. One is called Rachel and the other is this, Katherine. Katherine is a raw milk version of Rachel and is made with animal rennet and washed in Somerset Cider Brandy. This goat’s cheese has a slightly softer texture and a...
  7. Buy Tomme de Chèvre du Berry Online & In London UK
    Tomme de Chevre, 500g
    £19.95
    This tomme de chèvre is unlike any other goat’s cheese. The semi-hard texture is distinctively nutty with a lengthy, but mild, flavour and a slightly fresh finish.
  8. Buy Pecorino Romano Online & in London UK
    Pecorino Romano, +/-3.5kg
    £79.95
    Pecorino Romano is a famous Italian cheese made from ewe’s milk. It was once a staple item for the legionnaires of ancient Rome, but is now a popular cheese that is enjoyed internationally. This Pecorino Romano has been aged for six months and is distinctly aromatic, with a pleasantly sharp an...
  9. Buy 24-month-parmesan Online & In London UK
    24 Month Reggiano Parmesan, +/-250g
    £11.95
    A grating of Parmesan over a bowl of pasta is a delightful thing but this 24 month-aged Parmigiano-Reggiano is worth appreciating for its own merits. Intensely flavoured with rich nuttiness, it is a salty and moreish cheese that is fantastic shaved over bresaola or enjoyed with a moon of crisp apple...
  10. Buy Fontina Online & in London UK
    Fontina DOP, +/-2kg
    £54.95
    Fontina is a semi-soft Italian cheese and has been made in the Aosta Valley in the Alps since the twelfth century. This cheese is a DOP product. DOP stands for Denominazione di Origine Protetta. It is the Italian term for the EU system of Protected Designation of Origin, which encompasses the laws t...
  11. Buy Perlagrigia Sotto Cenere with Truffles Online & in London UK
    Perlagrigia Sotto Cenere with Truffles , +/-3kg
    £99.75
    Perlagrigia sotto cenere al tartufo is a soft, compact Italian cheese which has black truffle flakes inside. It is ripened for a short period of time after which the rind is washed and treated with extra virgin olive oil, spices and natural truffle flavour. Finally the cheese is covered with a speci...
  12. Buy Moliterno al Tartufo Online & In London UK
    Pecorino Moliterno al Tartufo, +/-5.5kg
    £245.00
    Unlike other cheeses flavoured with truffle, moliterno al tartufo is aged to develop character before being injected with black truffle and then aged for a further five months. The flavour is phenomenal; sharp, savoury, punchy, deep with truffle earthiness – moliterno will cause a stir on your...
  13. Buy Mature Sardinian Pecorino Online & In London UK
    Mature Sardinian Pecorino, +/-3kg
    £98.95
    Made using sheep’s milk from a local Sardinian breed, this very special pecorino has a rounded and fruity flavour, tempered with a lingering nuttiness. The firm cheese makes a great addition to a cheese board and pairs particularly well with quince jam or jelly. 
  14. Buy Semi-Mature Pecorino Online & In London UK
    Il Fiorino Semi-Mature Pecorino, +/-1.8kg
    £58.95
    Pecorino is a hard Italian ewe’s milk cheese often used to garnish pasta dishes or grace the after-dinner cheese board. This is a fairly mature pecorino with a firm, yet creamy consistency and a slightly fruity aroma and hints of rich, burnt caramel. The taste lingers on the palate so complime...
  15. Buy Vento d´Estate Matured in Hay Online & In London UK
    Vento d'Estate Matured in Hay, +/-2.2kg
    £95.95
    Vento d’Estate is made with cow’s milk and aged for six months in mountain hay-filled barrels. The resulting flavour is light and subtly floral with a hint of hay lingering on the palate. Serve on an Italian cheese board with a selection of pickled figs and walnuts.
  16. Buy Provolone Valpadana DOP Mandarone Piccante Online & in London UK
    Provolone Valpadana Mandarone Piccante, +/-5.5kg
    £89.50
    Provolone valpadana is a stringy Italian cheese made from unpasteurised cow’s milk. It is produced using the technique of spinning the curds which is also the way in which mozzarella is made, a method that has been in use since the middle ages. Provolone valpadana has a generally sweet and del...
  17. Buy Tete de Moine AOP Online & In London UK
    Tete de Moine AOP, +/-850g
    £42.95
    The semi-hard cow’s milk cheese is cut in an unusual way. Using a sharp knife a very thin shaving is scraped from the top of the wheel to create a frilly rosette. This is said to develop the flavour and aroma by allowing oxygen to flow over the increased surface area. Tete de Moine is made in ...
  18. Buy Tommette de Brebis Online & In London UK
    Laious, +/-600g
    £22.95
    Tommette Laious is produced in the Basque Country of southern France. It is a semi-hard ewe’s milk cheese that is matured for about three months to create a rich and toasty flavour, hinting at butterscotch and hazelnuts. Similar to Ossau Iraty, Tommette Laious is wonderfully aromatic and relea...
  19. Buy Tomme de Vache with Truffles Online & in London UK
    Tomme de Vache with Truffles, +/-300g
    £15.95
    This tomme de vache with truffles is a wonderful cheese to have on your cheese board. It has a pale yellow complexion with a semi-soft and dense texture. The flavour is almost buttery with deep and earthy notes enhanced by the truffle. It is delicious with fresh or dried fruit and a glass of good re...
  20. Moliterno with Truffle, +/-700g
    Moliterno with Truffle, +/-700g
    £36.95
    Moliterno is a rich and mature hard sheep’s milk cheese, similar to Pecorino. This cheese is particularly special as it is marbled with black truffle, which adds a subtle and delicious earthy flavour. This is a fabulous addition to your Christmas cheese board!
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With so many different styles of cheese to choose from, there’s a lot of fun to be had hunting for your favourite, and the specialist cheese collection from Fine Food Specialist is the perfect place to start looking.

Cheese comes in a variety of forms, from soft, spreadable young cheeses, to those which are hard and aged. As cheeses mature they tend to develop more complex flavours, with hints of nuts and brown butter.

Included in our range of hard cheeses is Beaufort, Cantal, Comte and Ossau Iraty. We also stock excellent Il Fiorino Pecorino, Tomme de Chevre and stunning Parmigiano Reggiano.

With interesting textures and complex flavours, these cheeses are guaranteed to linger in the memory. Our range is crammed full of superb hard cheeses from around the world, so don’t miss out on the chance to find your favourite among our range of specialist cheeses today.

Do take a look through our cheese accessories selection too, as well as our dedicated French cheese and Italian cheese ranges.

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