Learn how to make the perfect summer cheeseboard
For the soft element, we would recommend our Sharpham Camembery (V). Our Camembert has a lovely luscious yellow hue from the Jersey cow’s milk we use and a creamy depth of flavour.
For the blue addition try Devon Blue (V). This is made by Ticklemore Dairy in Totnes and is just a stone’s throw from the Sharpham Dairy. It’s an unpressed, French-style, blue cheese, with no rind. The flavour at four months old, when it is flinty, minerally, and light with a subtle blue taste, is perfect. A great cheese for the
summer cheeseboard. For the Goat option, which isn’t always everyone's favourite, why not try Ticklemore Goats Cheese (V) It’s made using pasteurised Devon goat’s milk to create a semi-hard goat’s cheese with a beautiful stark white colour and crumbly texture. It leaves a delicate herbaceous hint on the palate with a citrusy finish. This goat's cheese is much more subtle than many goat cheeses, so is great for the summer and for those less adventurous guests. For the Hard cheese, you can’t go wrong with a wedge of cheddar. Quicke’s, Devon- made clothbound Mature cheddar has a great depth of flavour and goes well with chutney. For that something different conversational piece, why not try Sharpham Rustic with Dulse and Sea lettuce? This is a beautiful cheese specked with green and red flakes throughout, it has an incredible umami finish and will get you coming back for more.
A couple of carefully selected chutneys will help break up the appearance of the board and enhance the flavour of the cheese. At Sharphams, we have come up with the perfect chutneys to pair with your cheeses. They will add a different element of colour, texture and flavour but won’t overpower the cheese
Sharpham’s Ploughmans Hunter’s Elmhirst ale Chutney is a traditional chutney with chunky veg, raisins, dates and a good measure of local ale from Hunter’s Brewery. This pairs particularly well with the Brie, cutting through the richness of the cheese and of course a cheddar. For a pairing with a herby cheese, try our Red Onion, Thyme and Rosemary Marmalade. It has a delicious sticky texture and goes particularly well with Ticklemore goat's cheese. Spoon it out in little pots and position it in between your cheese for a lovely visual effect.