How to use our 12 Days of Christmas

So you're looking at our 12 Days of Christmas Cheese Feast, and not sure how to enjoy all of these cheeses. Take a look below to see our favourite pairings or ways to enjoy the cheeses included.

We recommend, before diving face first into the cheese, to remove it from the fridge and it's packaging at least 1 hour before you'd like to eat it, so that it comes to room temperature and it's flavours really come alive.  

23rd December: 'This is Proper' Goat's Cheese with a medium red wine. 

Red wine with goat's cheese? Yes, really! Sit by the fire and unwind ready for the festivities ahead with this combination. 

Find your favourite medium bodied red wine, and pair with our This is Proper Goat's cheese. The smooth, fresh and clean flavours of our This is Proper Goat's cheese really come to the front of your palette when paired with a medium bodied red wine. 

24th December: Goosnargh Gold

The calm, before the storm of Christmas day. We love nothing better than getting everyone round for a games night, of course there is always going to be cheese in the mini buffet. 

For us, when having picky bits within a buffet, there has to be a bit of Goosnargh Gold. 

25th December: An exquisite cheeseboard comprising of; Blacksticks Blue, Sunday Best, Button Mill and Kidderton Ash

Now we know what your thinking, cheese after so much food at the table for Christmas dinner. Yes, get that cheeseboard out. 

26th December: Leftovers from the cheeseboard on Christmas Day. 

Cube up any leftover cheese from yesterday or the days before and pick your way through. Perfect to nibble on with crackers or biscuits in front of the telly. 

27th December: Stratford Blue - add to your bubble and squeak.

The mayhem of Christmas itself is over, take time to relax and enjoy our Stratford Blue by the fire, or if you have bubble and squeak for tea, grate Stratford Blue into the mashed vegetable mix. Delicious. 

Move over those of you who do not like blue cheese. Adding Stratford Blue will add an extra creamy level to your bubble and squeak whilst bringing a cheesy blue bite. 

28th December: Mrs Butlers Creamy Lancashire with rich Christmas cake

There is nothing better than a cuppa tea accompanied by a slice of homemade Christmas cake and a chunk of Mrs Butlers Creamy Lancashire. 

29th December: Open sourdough sandwich with Ravens Oak

Freshly toasted sourdough bread topped with roasted squash, sliced or chunks of Ravens Oak and slices of fresh fig. All finished off with a drizzle of honey. 

30th December: Rothbury Red eggytoast

Forget eggy bread, this is next level. 

Toast two slices of bread. Whilst toasting, beat 1 egg and add to it; roughly 50g grated Rothbury Red, some chopped chives and a splash of Worcester Sauce. Once your toast is ready, spread the eggy mixture on top of 1 side of each slice and pop under the grill for a couple of minutes. 

This makes a filling breakfast, lunch or snack, whilst an interesting canape.  

31st December: Beacon Blue and Smouldering Ember grazing board

Whether you are hosting this New Years Eve or having a quiet one at home, a grazing board makes the evening that little bit more special. 

It doesn't need to take long, or be super fancy. 

Smouldering Ember brings a warming, sweet and smoky element to the grazing board whilst being a lovely colour. Beacon Blue will also bring a different colour to your board whilst also bringing a peppery and subtle blue bite. 

 

There is no right or wrong way in how to enjoy our cheeses.

If you try any of our above favourites, or have your own, tag us on our social pages or email us. We love to see and hear your favourite way to enjoy our range of farmhouse cheeses.