Cheese & Red Wine Night

£39.00 each

COLLECTION OR DELIVERY | TUESDAY - SATURDAY
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Perfect for a night in or a special occasion, you cannot beat this combination of Quicke's Mature, an amazing cheddar with flavours of ramen and caramel, and Devon Blue, a mild and creamy, rich and buttery cheese with a crumbly texture; paired perfectly with Hillside savoury biscuits and Pebblebed Red, a beautiful wine crafted in just a stones throw away in Clyst St George.
  • Devon Blue (Minimum 200g)

Our friend Ben Harris from Ticklemore Dairy near Totnes uses milk from dairy cows farmed within 10-miles of him. He follows a traditional Roquefort recipe; however, the resulting cheese has a style of its own. Devon Blue is renowned for it’s creamy, rich and buttery taste and often has delicate blue veining throughout and a crumbly texture. Earlier this year, we visited Ben to taste through various batches made using different starter cultures to establish a flavour profile unique to Darts Farm. Ben regularly joins us at Darts Farm to share his passion and talk all things cheese.  Pasteurised Cow's Milk & Vegetarian Coagulant. 

 

  • Quickes Mature Cheddar (Minimum 200g)

If there’s any cheese that truly represents the taste of Devon it’s Quickes. The Quicke family have been stewards of ‘Home Farm’ in Crediton for almost 500 years, with Mary Quicke now holding the mantle and pioneering the way in farmhouse cheddar production. Mary’s cheese is metaphorical of her ethos ‘farm as if you’re going to live forever’, and with generations of experience and craftmanship behind her, she is able to capture the best expression of the grass, soil and seasons. Each day, once their unique herd of dairy cows have been milked, the cheese is ‘started’ with a live-culture that has remained unchanged for years and encompasses the biodiversity of the farm. A natural rennet is then added to separate the curds from the whey and the cheddaring process begins. The cheeses are then matured for up to two years in their ‘Cathedral of Cheese’, where they are carefully monitored and turned every 10 days. Our relationship with Quickes goes back to when Mary used to sell cheese to our mother, Enid, many decades ago! Pasteurised Cow's Milk & Natural Rennet.

  • Hillside Crackers

Former chef Jay Allan, has developed this fantastic range of specialised award winning cheeseboard products. Handmade in Exeter, Devon, Hillside Speciality Foods produce the finest quality products using local and seasonal ingredients. 

  • Pebblebed Red

What started as a community project in 1999 expanded to 22 acres which were sustainably managed by our dear friend, Geoff Bowen, who sadly passed a few years ago. Now run by Geoff’s wife, Anna, and head winemaker, Alex, their award-winning wines are still crafted just down the road in Clyst St George. 

Pebblebed Red is a blend of Rondo, Regent and Pinot Noir. A proportion of this wine is matured in Burgundy oak barrels for up to 12 months, adding depth and complexity to the wine prior to bottling.

A deep ruby-purple colour, spice and herbal hints on the nose, cherry and plum fruits on the palate and a chocolatey finish with smooth tannins.

 

*At times hamper contents may vary due to stock availability, but items will be replaced with products of the same or higher value and quality.

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