British cheese at its best!
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Guest Blogger, Joanne Mortlake of @lovepopupslondon (www.lovepopupslondon.com) puts our picnic hampers to the test.
Good cheese always leads to great conversation and this cheese by Truckle is certainly one to shout out about as their cheese is the most tastiest and creamiest cheese I have ever had. On a courtesy basis I was given a PR sample of their hamper full of cheese, cheese and more cheese.
The Truckle Cheese Company is passionate about British cheese so it only ever sources and sells outstanding and delicious tasting British cheeses and accompaniments.
Its heart is in the rural farming community and with over 15 years within this specialist sector it’s highly trusted from the quality and consistency of its produce.
Featured on television and in specialist magazines such as BBC Good Food and popping up at many food festivals and country shows right across the UK throughout the year, you’ll see why Truckle Cheese is so popular.
Many of its customers are chefs at foodie restaurants, hotels and bistros as well as other specialist caterers, but it also looks after discerning home buyers too.
Cheese, cheese and more cheese
Truckle Cheese sells premium British cheese which provides unique combinations giving great flavour, texture and taste. Its cheeses can be bought separately or as part of a picnic set.
Upon receiving my picnic set courtesy of Truckle Cheese I was highly impressed upon opening the cute wicker basket and seeing an array of different British Cheeses which were all wrapped in wax casings keeping the cheese at its freshest.
In total, I had seven cheeses to munch my way through plus a jar of Caramelised Onion chutney and Caramelised Onion crackers.
The Caramelised Onion was delightful with a sweetness and great pieces of sliced onion within giving it a thick consistency. The crackers had a great crunch to them and a lovely subtle hint of onion with each bite.
However the main star of this hamper was the British cheese by Truckle Cheese.
Wensleydale Cheese With Lemon And Honey
To enjoy my first bite of Truckle Cheese I chose a very British, Cheese picnic in my garden as it was a lovely sunny day. I decided to start off with the Wensleydale Cheese With Lemon And Honey as lemons are my favourite fruit.
Unwrapping the wax away from the cheese I could immediately see how creamy the cheese was and it had notes of lemon hitting my nose making me start to drool.
The cheese did not disappoint at all once I took a nibble of the cheese, it provided a creamy, milky, soft and zesty punch of lemon with hints of honey. It was pure bliss.
Next I tried the English Farmhouse Mature Cheddar Cheese, a rugged yet smooth and creamy full flavoured farmhouse mature Cheddar cheese made from pasteurised cow’s milk. Creamiest cheddar ever.
This cheddar is most certainly one of the best cheddars I have ever had as it literally melted in the mouth.
The next day I decided to enjoy the Smoked Cheddar in a cheesy toasty which really worked well. It was creamy, cheddary and had a great smokiness of flavour.
The week after I took the rest of the cheese to enjoy with family - they all loved the cheeses and the texture and creaminess they provide.
Cheddar Cheese with Caramelised Onion - this cheese was perfectly blended together tantalising the taste buds with a caramelised tangy onion flavour with a creamy cheesy milk flavour. I am not one for onions but this cheese I must admit really did surprise me and I loved it from its notes of caramelisation from the onions to the creamiest of the cheese which literally melted in my mouth. My family also loved this cheese and was their favourite from the selection I enjoyed with them.
Chilli & Lime Cheddar Cheese - a creamy mature Cheddar which was perfectly blended with chilli, green peppers and jalapenos giving that real kick of warmth. A lovely cheese if you love a hit of chilli. We all liked it.
Double Gloucester with Spring Onions - a hint of spring onions along with the creamy milky cheddar. So if you love spring onions this cheese is a must. However, we preferred the caramelised onion one as this was a lot more stronger in onion flavour.
Cheddar Cheese with Truffles is pungent in taste with truffle which was a little too strong for my liking, but if you love truffles then this cheese would be perfect. My family certainly liked it but they like truffles. They said it provided the right notes of earthiness.
All the cheeses were wonderful and full of great flavours and texture. My favourite though was definitely the Wensleydale Cheese With Lemon And Honey as it was unlike any other fruity cheese I have ever had, from its creaminess to the zesty notes of lemon it provided. So creamy, refreshing and moorish. Cheese love.
Truckle Cheese is one of the best cheeses I have ever eaten for its texture, creaminess and flavour. I love how all the cheeses come wrapped in wax coverings keeping them fresh.
All the cheeses are great be it for putting in your sandwich, using for meals, picnics, celebrations and more. They are also great as a gift option for family, friends or workplace colleagues or for a wedding reception.
If you love creamy cheese as much as I do then I would highly recommend Truckle British cheeses.