Tasty spicy farmer’s cheese of about 8 weeks old. The addition of chilli peppers provides the spicy character of this tasty farmer’s cheese. Made from real raw cow’s milk! Tip: Make a nice spicy (flame) toasted sandwich with Villa Picanto.
As dark orangey and crumbly as Gouda can get! Having matured for three years or more, this cheese is strong flavoured and almost fudge-like and similar to Parmesan in its consistency. Salt-like crystals (having formed during its maturing process) scatter the surface and give the cheese an extra crunchiness. Impossible to slice, this cheese is […]
Vintage Gouda 18 Months
Anything older than 8months is considered mature in Gouda terms, so our 18 months old Gouda certainly qualifies! Firm and fruity with a deep yellow colour , this waxed classic becomes granular at this stage of maturity. Small air pockets appear as the cheese looses its moisture, whilst its rich flavour intensifies. A beer always […]
At a year old the texture of Spain’s most famous cheese is very hard, quite crumbly and a little rubber-like with white speckles scattered on its surface, its flavour intensely piquant and herby with a hint of sheep. Wrap and chill well to avoid the cheese getting greasy.
Dutch farmhouse cheese (boerenkaas) made of raw milk with Italian black truffle from the mountains. Ripened on wooden planks for only 8 weeks the gentle taste of this Gouda and intense aroma of the truffle form an unlikely, yet irresistible combination. Villa truffo has received two golden stars at the Great Taste Awards and has […]
The lush mountainous landscape Galicia in the North West of Spain is home to this unusually shaped semi soft cheese and the origin of its name – the gentle mountains resembling ‘little tits’. With a very short maturing process this famous Spanish cheese has a beautifully mild and fresh aroma to it.
Old Amsterdam Gouda
This black waxed, 12-18months old cheese has a glorious deep yellow colour and a slightly waxy, granular texture with medium sized holes. There is a hint of caramel in its pleasantly full taste. A multiple award winner and currently sold in 40 countries, it is produced by Westland a family run company in Holland.
Similar to Manchego in look, taste and process, this firm cheese is made in Castilla Northern Spain from the milk of two types of sheep (Castellana and Churra). Having matured for only 1-2 months it oozes freshness and has an elastic texture. It tastes of herbs and sheep in a subtle way and has a […]
Resembling a bright orange cushion from the outside this Balearic pale yellow hard cheese is wonderfully aromatic and partially made from the milk of Friesian cows, brought to Menorca over 200 years ago by the British and named after Menorca’s capital Mahon. A taste of roasted nuts, butter and sea makes it unusually intense for […]
Spain’s most famous and popular cheese goes back thousands of years. The dry La mancha plains between Madrid and Toledo where Manchego originates and takes its name from are traditional sheep grazing land. At 5-6 months Manchego has a slightly rubbery texture. Its distinctive zig-zag patterned rind can be beige or black.
Gouda with Nettle
A Dutch speciality cheese that sounds a bit scary but tastes divine. The nettles add a wonderful clean herby freshness to the sweet nutty notes of this mild smooth cheese, with touches of parsley and garlic adding another level of yumminess. Made by the second generation Treur brothers in the heart of Dutch cheese making […]
Covered in a waxy yellow rind, indicating its short maturing process, this cheese is the bees knees, if you ask most children. At only 6-8 weeks old, it tastes mild and smells fresh. Its smooth texture and light yellow colour are always appealing and the scarce small air pockets seem to just wait to be […]