400g Heart-Shaped Vintage Organic Cheddar in a Gift Box
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The iconic heart-shaped cheese, as crafted by Godminster. A deliciously smooth and creamy cheese, Godminster’s Heart-Shaped Vintage Organic Cheddar is a multi-award-winning organic cheese, created in the heart of Somerset and enrobed in our distinctive burgundy wax for the perfect Valentine’s gift for partners and loved ones.
This deliciously melt-in-the-mouth cheddar cheese is made to a traditional 90-year-old recipe and matured for up to 12 months, at which point we select the very best cheese to be made into one of our award-winning truckles. Our heart-shaped cheese has a rich depth of flavour with a smooth texture that’s irresistibly moreish and will m ake you come back for more!
We’re delighted to say that our Heart-Shaped Vintage Organic Cheddar was named The Nation’s Favourite Organic Product in 2019 at the BOOM Awards hosted by the Soil Association, all thanks to votes from the general public!
Our heart-shaped cheese comes packaged in an attractive gift box made from recycled cardboard that is also recyclable. The wax isn’t recyclable yet but we’re working on it!
We can deliver our heart-shaped cheese gift to any mainland UK address and our delivery service, in 3-5 working days, is at no additional cost to you.
All of our heart-shaped cheeses are made using pasteurised milk and they are certified organic by the Soil Association. They contain no artificial preservatives, and they are suitable for vegetarians. For more information on the nutritional values of our heart shaped cheese dairy product, you can view the Nutritional Values tab.
The History of Heart-Shaped Cheese – Neufchatel, Godminster, and beyond
Whilst our heart-shaped cheeses are made from the signature, smooth and creamy Godminster cheddar, the concept of a heart shaped cheese product is one that has over 500 years behind it, with the story beginning in Normandy, and with a lesser known, soft-white, heart-shaped french cheese known as Neufchatel.
The tradition of molding Neufchatel cheese into its famous heart shape actually came during the Hundred Years War, wherein some of the female occupants of the small village of the same name, began to fall in love with their English occupiers! Being the home and the namesake of this rich and creamy cheese, the maidens of Neufchatel naturally begin to use the cheese as gifts, fashioning them into heart shaped gifts to give to their loves.
In 2013, the Godminster team started to create our own version of the heart-shaped soft cheese with our Heart-Shaped Traditional Organic Brie. This soft white-rind cheese took home plenty of gold medals at cheese competitions both at home and internationally before being retired in 2018.
Our Heart-Shaped Vintage Organic Cheddar might be slightly different from this heart shaped cheese, but we carry these romantic roots into our own heart-shaped cheese products to this day, and recommend them greatly to buy as the perfect gift for a loved one! Delivery comes in 3-5 working days with no additional costs on your part.
How to store me
All of our heart shaped cheeses are organic which means that they don’t contain any preservatives other than salt and will require storing below 5 degrees celsius. In order to enjoy your Godminster heart shaped cheese at its best, allow it to come up to room temperature an hour before serving to bring out all the lovely flavours.
The wax forms a natural protection around the cheddar and can be cut away as you go. Either score around the top and use it as a lid, scooping the cheese out, or cut through the wax like you would a cake. If there’s any left afterward then replace the wax as best you can, wrap it in cling film (or cheese paper if available) and refrigerate.
Vintage Organic Cheddar: Nutritional Analysis (per 100g)
Energy: 1725kJ/416 kcal
Of which saturates: 21.7g
Total Carbohydrates: 0.1g
Allergens- Contains Milk