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Cheeseboards for Christmas

The best cheeseboards for Christmas
From crumbly Cheddar to creamy Camembert, Stilton, Brie and more, this is our pick of the six best cheeseboards.

Paxton & Whitfield Cheese with Slate Board, £50
A hand-crafted Cumbrian grey slate with three varieties from the royal cheesemongers established in 1797. Includes Blue Monday (a sour-creamy Shropshire blue), smooth and earthy College White and Berkswell, a hand-made Caerphilly. Order online to pick up next day in store (London, Stratford-upon-Avon and Bath), or book Christmas delivery, £10, before Monday, Dec 19.
Telephone: 01451 823 460
Cheeseworks British Cheeseboard, £39.95
From Snowdonia, a vintage cheddar (Black Bomber); a Colston Bassett Stilton (moist and richly flavoured); Oxford Isis, its rind dunked in honey mead; Cerney Pyramid (a Valençay-type cheese, coated in ash) ; and St Eadburgha, a British Camembert. All wrapped in a black gift box with a handwritten label. Order online for next-day delivery, £7.50, by Wednesday, Dec 21.
Telephone: 01242 255 022
House of Cheese Christmas Selection, £51
Tetbury’s award-winning supplier offers wedges of prize Stilton and Single Gloucester in this British and Continental selection. Includes Cornish Bries, Clarines (a nutty mountain cheese), and Oakdown Farm, a goat’s milk variety. With biscuits, chutney, scoop and knife. A burr wood board is £29.95 extra. Order online for next-day delivery, £7.95, by Tuesday, Dec 20.
Telephone: 01666 502 865
Ansteys of Worcester Cheeseboard in a Box, £28 (pictured)
Old favourites from the artisan cheesemakers. Includes Cropwell Bishop’s blue Stilton, Lincolnshire Poacher (vintage cheddar), Sharpham Rustic (unpasteurised cow’s cheese), Snodsbury goat’s cheese, and crackers. Comes in a black box with ribbon. Order online for next-day delivery, £8.50, by Monday, Dec 19.
Telephone: 01905 820 232
The Cheese Shed Christmas Five Box, £39.99
This left-field selection showcases the West Country. Includes Trevera Green, a mixed sheep and cow’s milk cheese; Smoked Woolsery; and Cornish Smuggler. Choose from ice-packed boxes or a red case (£3.50 extra). Order online for next-day delivery, £8.99, by Friday.
Telephone: 07703 965595
Daylesford Cheeseboard Hamper, £100
Hand-made cheeses from the Gloucestershire farm. Packed with a black slate board and includes a cheddar truckle, an aromatic Penyston, organic blue and a semi-soft Adlestrop. Comes with crackers, biscuits, chutney and a glug of Damson vodka. Order online for next-day delivery, £8, by Friday.
Telephone: 01608 731 700
By Sarah Rainey, The Telegraph. - Fly at a Smile-Price