Cheese and Chutney – made for each other

The only accompaniment you’ll need for your cheese this Christmas.

Trethowan’s Dairy, Cheesemaker and Monger have launched a long awaited range of preserves, just in time for Christmas. Each flavour has been specially and thoughtfully created to complement some of our most loved British cheeses.

Each chutney is recommended by one of the UK’s best cheese makers.  George Keen, fourth generation cheddar maker, Charlie Westhead of Neal’s Yard Creamery, Joe Schneider of Welbeck Dairy and Todd Trethowan, maker of award winning Gorwydd Caerphilly.  So much so, they have given their stamp of approval on each jar.

The range has been designed to pair perfectly with handmade artisan cheddars, caerphilly and other crumbly cheeses, Stichelton and other blues and Dorstone and other goats cheeses.

‘Old School Fruit Chutney’- dark oozy, spicy and lovely, just how a proper ploughman’s chutney should taste.  With masses of fruity spice, perfect for cheddar and hard cheeses. George Keen of Keens Cheddar says, “Spice up your Keen’s cheddar ploughmans with old school fruit chutney.”

Apple, Pear & Ginger Jelly – A gentle, fruity, gingery preserve that comes alive paired with Trethowan’s Dairy Gorwydd Caerphilly or is equally at home with other British crumbly cheeses. Todd Trethowan says, “Put your crash helmet on – its knock out!

Onion & thyme marmalade – a sweet and tangy chutney, we think is perfectly paired for the cool, buttery Stichelton or other British blues. Joe Schneider, maker of Stichelton says of the pairing, “Stichelton and Onion & Thyme Marmalade, an affair to remember.”

Apricot and Cider Chutney – sweet with appley notes of Cider and a delicious delicate accompaniment to Goats Cheeses like Dorstone. Charlie Westhead of Neals Yard Creamery says, “Delicious – a perfect match. Its subtle flavours and well balanced sweetness perfectly compliment the creamy, zesty Dorstone.”

Todd Trethowan of Trethowan’s Dairy says, “This is seriously good produce. We love the fact that two tastes, when combined can be greater than the sum of their parts.  These are chutneys made with as much passion, attention to detail and science that we use to make our cheese.

These cheese matched chutneys are made for Trethowan’s Dairy by Bristol based caterers Avongorgeous.

The Chutneys are available at Trethowan’s Dairy Shop in the beautiful and historical Glass Arcade, St Nicholas Market, Bristol.  Priced between £3.50 and £5 they can also be ordered online via www.trethowansdairy.co.uk Christmas orders need to be in by 15th December 2010.

If you want to learn more about matching cheese with different foods and drinks, take a look at Cheese School

The gorgeous labels were designed by Miller Design using the beautiful illustrations of the illustrious Sam Usher. The bad photos are taken on my phone and the good photos are taken by the very brilliant Eat Pictures.

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One response to “Cheese and Chutney – made for each other

  1. Beautiful jewels to add to your lovely cheese shop.xx

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