Classic Cheese and Red Wine Hamper

£63.00

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Description

Vintage Organic Cheddar BOOM Gold Award

Red Wine and Cheese Hamper

Our Classic Cheddar Cheese and Red Wine Hamper – Four Cheese Edition partners together a carefully selected bottle of red wine from Yapps Brothers Wine Merchants with all four of our cheeses, packaged in a beautiful reusable magnetic gift box.

 

This Cheese and Wine Hamper features the following:

  • A 200g round truckle of our multi award-winning Vintage Organic Cheddar – a mouth-watering creamy and smooth cheese, Godminster’s Vintage Organic Cheddar is covered in our distinctive burgundy wax
  • A 200g round truckle of our Black Truffle Vintage Organic Cheddar – Gold Award at the International Cheese Awards
  • A 200g truckle of our Oak-Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar, handwrapped in a cotton bag, this cheese is cold-smoked over sustainably-sourced oak chippings for the perfect smokey aroma.
  • A 200g truckle of our Daredevil Chilli Vintage Organic Cheddar this delicious cheddar combines the melt-in-your-mouth smoothness of our hugely popular Vintage Organic Cheddar with a delightful flavour-packed blend of chilli and garlic.
  • A carefully selected bottle Le Petit Cabouche – Vin de Pays de Vaucluse – chosen for its lip-smacking red fruit and warm, spicy flavours.

 

MULTI-AWARD-WINNING CHEESE:

Our award-winning range of Godminster cheddar cheeses are proudly crafted in the heart of Somerset using only the finest organic milk, including milk from Godminster Farm’s own herd. This is why we are proud to include four of our finest cheeses in our Cheese and Wine hamper. For a full roll call of the awards Godminster has won to date, why not check out our Awards page for further details?

The cheddar included in our red wine and cheese hamper is made to a traditional 90-year-old recipe and matured for up to 12 months. After that, we select only the very best cheese to make into one of our award-winning truckles. All of our cheeses are made using pasteurised milk and are certified organic by the Soil Association. They contain no artificial preservatives, and are suitable for vegetarians.

We make our British Oak-Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar to the same recipe, using the same cheese as our Vintage Organic Cheddar before cold-smoking it over sustainably-sourced oak clippings. It has won many awards, perhaps most notably Gold at the 2022 International Cheese Awards in the Best-in-show smoked cheese category.

Our Black Truffle Vintage Organic Cheddar won Gold at the prestigious International Cheese Awards and most recently won a Super Gold Award at the 2022 World Cheese Awards. This achievement was even more phenomenal considering that out of the 4,000+ cheeses entered, fewer than a hundred were awarded the coveted Super Gold award – out of those, only 11 were from the UK!

Our Daredevil Vintage Organic Cheddar was born in the Godminster kitchen when Richard Hollingbery – Godminster’s owner and founder – was hard at work perfecting his spicy hot sauce recipe. Pairing this fiery, peppery mixture with the smooth creaminess of his Vintage Organic Cheddar created a flavour combination that he knew he had to share with the world.

Richard’s deliciously flavourful hot sauce is carefully crafted with a generous helping of mouthwatering chilli to give it a rich, complex depth of heat. This hot sauce is then cooked, cooled, and blended with our award-winning Vintage Organic Cheddar (the very same cheese that also goes into our Black Truffle and our Oak-Smoked varieties) to create a powerfully flavoursome cheddar cheese. No wonder it received a Gold Award at the 2022 British Cheese Awards!

 

LOOKING FOR THE BEST CHEESE AND WINE HAMPERS?

Our Cheese and Red Wine hamper is the perfect present for the cheese lover in your life. Whether you’re looking for a festive treat, or a corporate gift to say ‘Thank You’ to your employees, suppliers or clients, this hamper will bring a big cheesy grin to everyone’s face! Alternatively, why not take a look at our full range of Cheese Hampers for more mouth-watering inspiration?

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The glass bottle is widely recyclable. The wax isn’t recyclable yet but we’re working on it!
  • We can deliver our cheese gifts to most mainland UK addresses using DPD’s tracked express courier service
  • You must be 18 or over to purchase this product
  • This gift item will come in a magnetic box

 

See our full range of products here

 

Wine and Cheese Gift Set FAQ

Why do cheese and wine go together?

Wine and cheese have been paired together for quite some time thanks to the way they complement each other. Research has indicated that it’s all about the “mouthfeel” of the wine and cheese together, as the two balance each other out. It has been found that high protein, “fatty” foods are perfect for balancing out the taste of tannin which is found in wine. This is why our Cheese and Wine Hamper is perfect for any cheese lover!

 

What goes with wine and cheese?

Whether you’re having a cheese and wine party or looking for something to go along with a wine and cheese gift set, here are some snacks that go great with wine and cheese: 

  • Marinated olives
  • Fresh fruit – grapes and apples and berries work particularly well!
  • Dried fruits, such as apricots
  • Nuts, such as almonds and walnuts
  • Crisps and crackers 
  • Dark chocolate 
  • Cured meats, such as sliced prosciutto and salami

 

When is national wine and cheese day?

National Wine and Cheese Day is on July 25th and is the perfect time to treat yourself and your loved ones to a wine and cheese hamper or throw a cheese and wine party!

 

How to pair wine and cheese

Here are some tips on how to pair wine and cheese: 

  • Soft cheese will pair well with sparkling wine or white wine that has a light oak flavour. 
  • Pair wine and cheese that have equal intensities. 
  • Aged and stronger cheeses pair well with full bodied wine.
  • Sweet wines are great for accompanying blue/particularly smelly cheeses as this balances the flavours and also helps to make it taste lovely and creamy!
  • If you are not sure which cheese to pair with your wine, you can always opt for a nutty cheese as this can usually complement both red and white wines. 
  • Here at Godminster, we carefully select our wine so that it pairs beautifully with our award-winning organic cheese, making our cheese and wine hampers ideal for special occasions such as an anniversary, Christmas or birthdays.

 

What to put in a cheese and wine hamper

If you are looking to put togther your very own unique hampe the cheese and wine you decide to pair together should complement each other and you could also look to add some other items that will work well with the cheese and wine, such as: crackers, chutneys or a material gift, such as a cheeseboard and accompanying cheese knives. 

If you’re looking for a  wine and cheese gift set, why not browse our fantastice selection which have been lovingly created here at Godminster. 

 

What is organic cheese?

Organic cheese is produced without artificial preservatives, harmful pesticides or added growth hormones. Furthermore, the pasteurised milk used to make the cheese is from an organic farm where cows eat organically grown pasture grass. This more natural diet for the cows also means that organic cheese has more nutritional value. All of the cheese sold at Godminster, including in our wine and cheese gift hampers are organic and certified by the Soil Association, so you can rest assured that our cheese is of high quality.

How to store me

Our cheeses are organic and contain no preservatives so we recommend refrigeration (or storage in a cheese drawer or cheese pantry if you are lucky enough to have one!).   Remove the cheese from the fridge an hour before serving to allow it to warm to room temperature and bring out all the natural flavours.

Wine can be stored somewhere cool and dark, the larder is perfect.

*Please note, all of our Oak-Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar is vacuum packed and then hand-wrapped in muslin cloth. Please see FAQ for full details.

You must be 18 or over to purchase this product, for further information please see terms and conditions.

Nutritional value

Vintage Organic Cheddar: Nutritional Analysis (per 100g)
Energy:  1725kJ/416 kcal
Fat: 34.9g
Of which saturates: 21.7g
Total Carbohydrates: 0.1g
Sugar: <0.001g
Protein: 25.4g
Allergens – Contains Milk

Vintage Organic Oak-Smoked Cheddar: Nutritional Analysis (per 100g)
Energy: 1700kJ/410 kcal
Protein: 25.0g
Total Carbohydrates: 0.1g
Sugar: <0.001g
Dietary Fibre: <0.1g
Fat: 34.4g
Of which saturates: 21.7g
Polyunsaturates: 1.4g
Monounsaturates: 9.4g
Salt: 1.8g
Allergens- Contains Milk. Smoked in a premises where fish is handled.

 

Black Truffle Vintage Organic Cheddar: Nutritional Analysis (per 100g)
Energy: 1714kJ/414 kcal
Protein: 25g
Total Carbohydrates: 0.1g
Sugar: 0.1g
Dietary Fibre: 0.1g
Fat: 34.8g
Of which saturates: 21.4g
Sodium (mg): 1.8g
Allergens – Contains Milk

 

Daredevil Chilli Vintage Organic Cheddar: Nutritional Analysis (per 100g)
Energy: 1691kJ/408 kcal
Protein: 24.4g
Total Carbohydrates: 1.8g
Sugar: 1.3g
Fat: 33.7g
Of which saturates: 20.7g
Sodium (mg): 728.9
Allergens – Contains Milk