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Discover June's Top 5 Cheeses from The Cheese Society

May 30



As a dedicated customer of The Cheese Society for over 15 years, I've come to trust their impeccable taste and outstanding cheese selections. This month, in celebration of June and the longest day of the year, their expert cheesemongers have curated a list of their top five cheeses. These recommendations were sent out to their loyal customers, and I’m excited to share them with you before they’re all snapped up by the general public.

From personal experience, I can assure you that every selection from The Cheese Society is a delight. My personal favourite is the Truffle Gouda, which is perfect for snacking or pairing with a glass of wine. When I’m in the mood for a simple yet flavourful meal, the Raclette with Chilli is my choice. I still have the Picos Blue Valdeon on my must-try list, and I’ve heard nothing but great things about it.

Below, you’ll find the top five cheeses chosen by The Cheese Society’s cheesemongers for June. The attached text and images are from The Cheese Society Newsletter this month, providing you with a glimpse into these exquisite selections:



We're excited to share our current five favourite seasonal cheeses with you! Each cheese has been carefully selected for its exceptional flavour, unique characteristics, and the joy it brings to our palates. Whether you're a seasoned aficionado or just beginning your cheese journey, these selections are sure to delight and inspire your next tasting adventure (and cheeseboard).


1. Truffle Gouda


Why We Love It: This luxurious cheese combines the creamy, buttery goodness of Gouda with the rich, earthy flavours of black truffle. It’s a match made in heaven that elevates any cheese platter.


Tasting Notes: Smooth and creamy with a delicate balance of sweet and savoury notes, punctuated by the unmistakable aroma of truffle.


Pairing Suggestion: Enjoy with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc or a glass of Champagne for a truly indulgent experience. Delicious in a really decadent toast as it melts so well.



2. Old Winchester


Why We Love It: Old Winchester is a wonderfully aged and robust cheese that delivers a complex flavour profile. Its firm, crystalline texture combined with a nutty, savoury depth makes it a standout addition to any cheese selection.


Tasting Notes: Anticipate a rich, flaky texture with pronounced nutty and caramelized notes. The ageing process imparts a slightly tangy, umami flavour that is both sharp and smooth, leaving a delightful lingering taste.


Pairing Suggestion: Pair with a glass of vintage port or a hoppy IPA to enhance the cheese's savoury and slightly sweet characteristics. Delicious with fresh apricots and almonds.



3. Carrick Organic


Why We Love It: Carrick Organic Cheese is celebrated for its commitment to organic farming practices, ensuring not only a delectable taste but also a product that's environmentally friendly and supports animal welfare.


Tasting Notes: This cheese features a firm, flaky texture complemented by a subtle nuttiness. You'll notice a delicate balance between a strong tanginess and a buttery finish. The organic nature of this cheese ensures a purity of flavour that stands out, making it a perfect choice for those who appreciate high-quality dairy products.


Pairing Suggestion: Enjoy Carrick with a crisp white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc, which complements the cheese's creamy and nutty notes. Additionally, a spread of fresh fruits like pears or apples can enhance the tangy undertones, creating a balanced and refreshing tasting experience.



4. Picos Blue Valdeon


Why We Love It:A strikingly bold and creamy blue cheese that offers a complex blend of flavours. The distinctive marbling of blue veins throughout the cheese adds visual appeal and a robust, tangy taste that blue cheese lovers adore.


Tasting Notes: Expect a creamy, slightly crumbly texture with a strong, pungent blue flavour. The cheese has earthy undertones and a subtle sweetness that balances the intense, salty, and tangy notes typical of blue cheeses. This cheese is 90% cow's milk and 10% goat's milk and it's punchy!


Pairing Suggestion: Pair with a sweet dessert wine like Sauternes or a rich stout to complement and mellow the cheese’s strong, tangy characteristics. Delicious with sweet pairings like marmalade and jams.



5. Raclette with Chilli


Why We Love It: A unique twist on a beloved classic. The spicy notes from the chilli add an exciting layer of complexity to the smooth, buttery Raclette, making it an ideal choice for those who enjoy a bit of heat in their dishes. It's perfect for entertaining, offering a delightful balance of tradition and innovation.


Tasting Notes: Raclette with Chilli combines the classic creamy and nutty flavours of traditional Swiss Raclette with a fiery kick from red chilli flakes. The cheese melts beautifully, becoming luscious and gooey, perfect for a rich and comforting dish. The added chilli provides a subtle heat that enhances the overall flavour profile without overpowering the cheese's natural richness.


Pairing Suggestion: Enjoy Raclette with Chilli melted over Jersey royal potatoes, served with cornichons, pickles, and cured meats. Pair it with a light, crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or a dry Riesling to complement the spiciness and enhance the cheese's creamy texture.


We hope you find your next favourite cheese from our curated selection. Don’t forget to share your tasting experiences with us—we love hearing your stories!


Stay Cheesy,

The Cheese Society Team


Make sure to get your hands on these exceptional cheeses before they’re gone. Happy tasting!