These are the cheeses every gentleman should have on his cheese board

As any turophile will attest, cheese is a good idea any time of year. But, everyone knows that it is during the festive season that the cheeseboard really does take centre stage. As the perfect post-Christmas lunch dessert, and the ultimate Boxing Day grazing food, there’s a lot to love about this most versatile of seasonal staples.

Important, then to get your selection just right, and cater for every taste ahead of the big feast. We’ve rounded up our pick of the best cheeses you can buy now, to insure that your board is party ready.

Lactose-intolerants, look away now.

Truffle and Honey Stilton

These are the cheeses every gentleman should have on his cheese board
Truffle and Honey Stilton by Fortnum & Mason

Thanks to its beautiful presentation in a iconic ceramic stilton jar, this punchy stilton promises to make your cheeseboard look as good as it tastes. This piquant blue works wonderfully with F&M’s heady truffle honey.

These are the cheeses every gentleman should have on his cheese board

Truffle and Honey Stilton

£14.94

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Waxed Cheddar Truckle

These are the cheeses every gentleman should have on his cheese board
Waxed Cheddar Truckle by Fortnum & Mason

This tremendous cheese is sourced from the West Country, where the cows roam freely over hilly green pastures. Allowed to mature for 12 months, this excellent cheddar is mature yet moist, with tangy, caramel notes.

Delicious with pickles and crackers, it is also works well in a soufflé or in a tart.

These are the cheeses every gentleman should have on his cheese board

Waxed Cheddar Truckle by Fortnum & Mason

£8.95

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Sharpham Rustic

These are the cheeses every gentleman should have on his cheese board
Sharpham Rustic by Paxton & Whitfield

Rustic is a cheese that looks and tastes wonderful and chives give this buttery cheese a savoury edge. Experiments have proved that a piece of Sharpham Rustic left on our kitchen table will last only about 27 seconds before being eaten by a passing resident.

Pair with a festive glass of dry rosé.

Comte Androuet

These are the cheeses every gentleman should have on his cheese board
Comte Androuet by Paxton & Whitfield

Salty and sweet, this complex, fruity comte has nutty flavours and a supple texture.

These are the cheeses every gentleman should have on his cheese board

Comte Androuet by Paxton & Whitfield

£10

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