Hello cheese lovers! If you’re like me then there is nothing quite like relaxing with a glass of wine and enjoying a delicate selection of fine artisan cheese. For many, cheese is more than a hastily put together plate of whatever happens to be in the fridge. No, for a true connoisseur a cheese board is more of a ritual, carefully assembled to attack the taste buds of your guests and provoke discussion. But where are the best places to source high quality artisan cheese?
This article will look at a number of options that can lead to some fantastic purchases. So pay attention cheese lovers, as you may discover that a great artisan cheese supplier is right on your doorstep.
Traditionally one would not go to a supermarket for high quality artisan cheese. However, as the popularity of such celebrity chefs as Gordon Ramsay, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Heston Blumenthal increases, so has the interest, awareness and promotion of buying quality, locally sourced produce. Due to this increase in demand for superior produce, large supermarket chains have had to meet this demand by stocking a larger and more expansive array of food items. One such food item is artisan cheese. You will quite often find a delicatessen counter in your local supermarket that stocks a wide range of fine food items. This is a great service and a wonderful chance to try new types of cheese, as well as pick up some amazing bargains!
For the real deal, an authentic high street monger is the place to go. Everyone’s walked down the street and suddenly been hit by that distinctive smell, to some it is repulsive, yet to a cheese fanatic it is the smell of heaven! To find you’re nearest authentic cheese monger simply do a search online. Visiting a cheese mongers is an experience in itself, the smells, the aromas the carefully presented cheeses in their original and untreated, un-tampered state. The benefit of buying cheese from authentic mongers is that you can choose the exact weight that you would like. This is great should you be throwing a dinner party and only need a certain amount of each cheese. Another benefit is the satisfaction that you are helping small local businesses, and if you are satisfied by your purchases then tell friends, family, tell everyone!
Finally we have a more obscure but equally great way of buying fine artisan cheese, and that is to buy cheese online. “Buy cheese online?!” I hear you say, it sounds absurd, but actually this is a very good way to not only buy extremely tasty, high quality artisan cheese, you will often grab yourself an amazing deal. There are many online cheese shops from which you can buy cheese, simple search ” buy cheese online “, and you will be presented with a large selection of online cheese mongers. These shops source their cheese from some of the most prestigious supplies in the UK, and delivery is swift and carefully executed, so what you receive is only the highest quality artisan cheese!
So there you go, 3 great ways to keep your fridge well stocked with fresh, high quality artisan cheese. So what are you waiting for, go buy some delicious cheese!