Forget the turkey, for many the sight of the cheeseboard after a filling meal is what Christmas is all about. Teamed with a variety of different crackers and a sip or two of your favourite port or cider, a day of tearing open presents can be rounded off beautifully. But if this is your first year serving Christmas dinner or you simply don't know your Swiss cheese from your Stilton, then the prospect of creating a cheeseboard with the perfect ratio of flavours may seem like a nightmare. Luckily here at Devon Hampers we have put together a few simple cheeseboard ideas that are bound to please anyone’s palate.
Made to a 17th century recipe, this cheese includes no colourings or preservatives, just a pinch of salt to bring out its unique flavour. With a mellow flavour and a smooth buttery texture, this cheese will please those who aren't a huge fan of the stronger cheeses.
Quickes Mature Cheddar
A classic cheddar but with a richer flavour, this beautifully matured cheese is a long way away from the blocks that are seen on supermarket shelves. Crafted by the Quicke family who have been farming in Newton St Cyres for over 450 years, the cheese is wrapped in muslin and left to mature until it has reached its sublime rounded flavour. A brilliant cheeseboard idea.
Sharpham Elmhirst Cheese
Hand made in the Dart Valley on the Sharpham Estate near Totnes, Elmirst is one of only two triple cream cheeses that is made in the country. An unpasteurised cheese with a light texture, the cheese was awarded bronze at the 2013 British Cheese Awards and gold at the 2013 Taste of the West Awards. A magnificent cheeseboard idea that compliments any cracker beautifully.
Vulscombe Goats Cheese
Unrenneted, this soft goats cheese holds a rich clean flavour with a creamy texture. Created using fresh pasteurised goats milk and formed by hand, this artisan cheese looks beautifully rustic on any cheeseboard. A great tasting cheese that compliments a variety of different chutneys.
Hogs Bottom Christmas Chutney
Offering the proper taste of Christmas, this chutney includes apples, cranberries, onions, mixed fruit and treacle for a real burst of flavour. The perfect accompaniment to different cheeses, this Chutney is made from real Devonshire ingredients that are the essence of a Devon Christmas.
Blueberry Chutney with Dartmoor Grown Blueberries
An exciting condiment that is bursting with freshness this delight offers sweet and spicy flavours that will appeal to any palate. Enjoy with a wedge of your favourite cheese to really bring out its flavour.
Mulled Apple Fruit For Cheese
A classic, this set jam-like condiment is fabulously festive. Offering seasonal spices with a fruity kick, this will definitely become a Christmas cheeseboard favourite.
Figlicious Fig Fruit For Cheese
The perfect condiment that goes wonderfully with firm cheeses, this fig fruit for cheese is simply delicious. A Christmas cheeseboard idea with rich notes.
And there you have it, the perfect Devon Christmas cheeseboard that is sure to make this Christmas memorable.
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