Vintage Cider & Cheese IN STOCK
The finest sparkling cider paired with sweet alpine style cheese, sourdough crackers, and fruity cider apple chutney. The perfect summer gift set.
Wicker Hamper 14"
Simply yet delicious pairing featuring award winning Fowey Valley Vintage Cider and alpine style Cornish Jack cheese served with sourdough crackers and cider apple relish. This is the perfect gift for the summer.
Fowey Valley Vintage Cider is made using the Méthode Traditionelle in the same way as the best French bubbly. The apples are pressed, then fermented twice: first in the barrel for a year; then a second year’s fermentation in the bottle. The cider is then disgorged in the champagne style and aged further before release. It is the secondary fermentation that gives this cider its wonderful bubbly effervescence.
Cornish Jack is based on a Swiss, farmhouse emmenthal recipe handmade by artisan cheesemakers Lawrence and Rosie at the Padstow Cheese Company based near Port Isaac. The cheeses are matured between 4 and 6 months and during this time the small, irregular ‘eyes’ form within the curd by the production of gas, which is distinctive to this type of cheese. This development is crucial to the flavour and the longer its matured the stronger it gets.
The cheese flavour profile is slightly sweet and nutty with a tangy fruitiness to the finish and the Cornish milk creates a lovely creaminess throughout. It has picked up some prestigious awards including, best hard cheese at the Great British Cheese Awards in 2018.