Backing British cheese this festive season
The great British cheeseboard is always a stand-out highlight of the festive period. Whether it’s a Christmas Eve snack, part of your Christmas Day dinner or on the Boxing Day buffet table alongside the cold turkey and ham, it’s the perfect accompaniment.
The biggest challenge comes when you’re trying to put your cheeseboard together. There’s West Country Cheddar, Blue Stilton, British Camembert and Wensleydale from Yorkshire. We produce an amazing array of more than 700 cheeses in Britain – that’s more than in France – so there’s plenty of choice.
It's always tempting to try and please everybody but there are always a few selections worth noting as the centrepiece for the great British Christmas cheeseboard.
Top tips for serving cheese
Showcase your delicious British cheeses this Christmas at their very best with these wedges of advice:
• Take your cheese out the fridge about an hour before you want to serve it and let it reach room temperature to bring out the flavours in full.
• Have a few knives at the ready and use separate knives to cut blue cheese and mould ripened cheeses (like Brie and Camembert).
• Jazz up your cheeseboard with complementary garnishes such as British apples, tomatoes or celery.
Below is just a small sample of some of our NFU dairy farmer members who’re producing great British cheese