Quicke's Mature & Mrs Gill's Fruit Cake Hamper
This gift includes…
- Quicke's Mature Cheddar 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!
- Mrs Gill's 4" Fruitcake
For over 30 years, Mrs Gills have been handcrafting their amazing cakes in a small bakery in the heart of Devon. Today, Lisa hand bakes each rich fruit cake using nothing but the very best ingredients and their very special recipe that is over 200 years old.