The Big Cheese at Christmas!
16th December 2015
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Stilton for Santa, Cheddar for me, With a fine glass of port, how happy we'll be.

We’ve got loads of lovely cheeses for you to buy and try for Christmas. As well as the lovely Long Clawson Stilton we’ve got aged cheddars, young and supple goat’s cheese, and some rather lovely creamy bries, and some good strong local blues.

We can make up baskets for gifts or put together a cheese board for the Christmas table. 

And because its Christmas, and we want you to enjoy your cheese – here’s a little reminder of how to be good to your little packs of loveliness.

A good rule of thumb is four cheeses in total – something old (a really good aged cheddar or other hard cheese), something new (a young soft goats cheese), something creamy (a semi-ripe brie, camembert or vacherin) and something blue. Come and try our wonderfully, pungently ready or the only slighly more mild mannered Marches Blue.

A simple, well aged cheddar such as the artisan Wescombe Organic Cheddar or other hard cheese such as Red Leicester or Double Gloucester is a Christmas life saver – great with that hunky wedge of Christmas Cake or gently melted as part of a tasty rarebit for post hangover pick me ups (Snowdonia Little Black Bomber is great for this!)

A baked camembert or vacherin is fantastic, with a good sourdough bread, as a quiet and gentle supper for two.   A young, creamy goats cheese mixed with fresh baby tomatoes and olives in a buttery pastry shell makes a light lunch or fantastic meatless main course option.  Two of our soft cheeses, Wigmore Sheeps Brie and Capricorn's Goats Cheese Brie, which are particularly luscious right now, would do wonderfully.

As with all cheeses – unless you are feeding the starving hoards, resist the temptation to display all your cheeses at the same time.  Cut as much as you think you’ll need, refrigerate the rest, and let your cheeseboard come up to a cool room temperature about an hour before you intend to eat it.  Don’t let the cheese dry out – either cover with a clean damp tea-towel or wrap the cut pieces in greaseproof paper. 

As well our fab cheeses, we have a great selection of breads, gluten free cakes, home cured bacon and freshly made flavourful sausages.  Just what you need to get you through the festive season!


We are open Friday 18th and Saturday 19th December and  from Monday 21st through to Christmas Eve - between 9:00 and 4:00pm.


Wishing you the tastiest of Christmasses!

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Rosie R

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Proud owner of Radfords Fine Foods - The Deli on the Bailey in Oswestry Market.

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