16 - February/March 2003
Fondue and Raclette sets
for sale and hire
Swiss 'Alpe' fondue set £65.00
(complete with pot, stand, burner, 6 forks and 6 plates)
Raclette 'Ambiance' for half cheeses £175.00
Raclette ' Party' for quarter cheeses £115.00
(for those who live close to our Teddington shop)
Fondue set £12.00 per day
Raclette 'Ambiance' £15.00 and
Raclette 'Party' £10.00 per day
New Cheese Wire is here!!
Welcome to the Spring edition for 2003. We have
now all recovered from our first Christmas and New Year at The Teddington
Cheese shop. We thank all customers who placed an order with us
or waited to be served and for your patience and support. We hope
that our pre-order service and collection was useful, it made our
job slightly easier, as it meant we could reserve certain cheeses
A special thanks must go to Richard Adamson (Head
Cheesemonger) whose dedication and willingness to forgo many hours
sleep helped us through this 'new' experience.
In addition to our regular cheeses we also have brought back the
'Cheese of the Week'. Each week we will be choosing a different
cheese which enables us and the customers to try a cheese which
is in peak condition. When calling into the shop or placing an order
by phone, fax, e-mail or via internet then why not ask about the
cheese of the week?
Should you have any comments or suggestions on cheeses, wines,
biscuits; or comments in general then please do let us know. We
are always open to ideas and willing to listen and talk about our
range of products. (e-mail
Spring Hamper Offer
To celebrate the success of The Teddington Cheese to date we would
like to offer you the chance of buying a Port and Stilton Hamper
at 20% off.
We have provided you with the offer as the Colston Basset Stilton
we have at the moment is in superb condition and we would like to
pass on our thanks for all the support, 'good lucks' and 'glad you
are back' comments.
To buy this hamper please click
here and it will take you to the hampers section
Teddington Cheese was asked to
rent a stand at the IFE in March (23rd - 26th) this year. It is
being held in London, at the Excel centre, in the docklands area.
IFE showcases the best and newest innovations in the food industry
and its attracts visitors from all over the world. It is an excellent
platform for our official re-launch.
We feel we can offer a very personal
service, as well as providing a wide, varied and excellent selection
of cheeses, biscuits, chutneys, hampers and cheeseboards etc to
smaller hotels, restaurants and caterers in quantities they actually
require and in superb condition.
If you or anyone you know would
be interested in discussions how we can help them then please
do get in touch or come to the IFE (or our shop) and see us personally/
We have set a Press Conference
for 2pm on Sunday 23rd March for the Worldwide Official launch
of the Norbury Blue Cheese (featured article
If you or anyone you know would
like a ticket then please let us know by telephone (020 8977 6868)
or via e-mail
and we will send you one
To view the IFE website to see who else will be
with The Teddington Cheese then visit:
Over the past few months, we have had
numerous enquiries about sending cheese abroad. Now
that the the New Year has been and gone we have been
looking hard at what we can offer our customers who
live abroad. Some of you want to try farmhouse British
and European cheeses for the first time, whilst others
are ex-pats who miss the tastes of home. Whatever the
reasons, we are pleased to announce that our new Worldwide
Delivery Service is now up and running, so whether you
want Norbury Blue sent to Nova Scotia or Cornish Yarg
to Yucatan, we are now able to cater for your needs.
When shipping cheese abroad it is important to consider
the type of cheese. We have taken great care to ensure
that our packaging methods are as effective as possible
at maintaining cheese in a good condition. However,
it is a sad fact that some cheeses travel better than
others. As a rule, hard or whole cheeses travel much
better than soft, cut ones. Although your penchant may
be for soft, pungent Epoisses, there is yet to be found
a way of sending cut pieces half way across the globe,
and them arriving intact.
Please also let us know as far in advance as possible
as there are many import/export papers we have to complete
arranged very competetive rates with DHL Worldwide Express
and our delivery costs directly reflect these rates.
These are being finalised at the very moment and will
be published on our website in the week beginning 17th
kilogram of a consignment is the most expensive since
it includes the actual collection and delivery costs
for the package. Additional items can be added at a
much lower rate because the only extra cost is that
of the aircraft fuel, since collection and delivery
costs have already been covered.
If you are interested (and we
hope you are) then please do let us know, or e-mail
us and we can talk you through, advise and give you
a quote on what it will cost to ship your favourite
cheese or a new one to you.
deliveries will take 1 working day unless indicated
otherwise. Please contact us for prices and restrictions
to other destinations.
Norbury Blue is the only blue cheese made in Surrey and also
the closest farmhouse cheese to our Teddington Shop.
We first tasted Norbury Blue before we had bought the shop
and it was the first cheese we decided to stock. We were the
first retail outlet to stock Norbury Blue and it has been
a success since that first day.
The cheese is an unpasteurised cows milk cheeses and everything
in the process is done by hand (in fact Michaela Edge's hands
even do the spiking)!
Michaela only began making cheese last year after converting
their old granary into a dairy. The milk is now bought from
Michaela's father which allows a greater control over the
quality and quantity of cheese made.
We buy the cheese in at a young stage and mature them in
our shop under controlled conditions. Norbury blue has a creamy
texture with a slightly salty aftertaste. It has a much stronger
flavour than many of our other blue cheeses and is delicious
with a bordeaux wine or a port.
buy some Norbury Blue click here
buy some port click here
buy some Bordeaux click here
Blue Cheese and Spiced Walnut Dip
This dip is best made
a day in advance, so the flavours can mature before
it is served. Accompany with an assortment of crackers
or Bath Oliver biscuits.
teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt, 1/8th
teaspooon cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil,
4oz/125g walnuts, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1lb/500g Norbury
Blue cheese, crumbled at room temperature, 5oz/155g
cream cheeses at room temp, 2oz/60g unsalted butter
at room temp, 2 tablespoons brandy or rum.
1. Line a baking
sheet with foil;
2. In a small bowl stir together the cumin, salt and
cayenne. Warm oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add
the walnuts and saute (stir all the time otherwise niuts
burn) until lightly brown (about 4 minutes). Add the
sugar and stir until it melts and turns amber, about
3 minutes. Add the cumin mixture and toss to coat. Turn
out onto the prepared sheet and cool for 30 minutes;
3. In a food processor, combine 375g of the Norbury
Blue, cream cheese and butter. Process until smooth.
Mix in the brandy/rum and transfer to a bowl. When the
walnuts are cool, chop coarsely and add to the bowl
along with the remaining Norbury Blue. Stir untiil blended;
4. Spoon the cheese mixyure into a 20-24fl oz/625-750
ml bowl. For the best flavour, cover and refrigerate
overnight to blend the flavours;
5. bring the dip to room temperature before serving.
To buy some Norbury Blue click here
Michaele and Paul Edge at the launch of their Nornury
Blue cheese at Norbury Farm, Mickleham.
This is Richard Adamson's (Head Cheesemonger)
first day back at the The Teddington Cheese last year.
us a witty caption by 15th March. Winner wins a wheel
of stilton and deliverd to any address in the UK.
you considered joining The Teddington Cheese
Every month you
can receive a selection of cheeses together with notes on their
making and history. Over the course of a year you will become acquainted
with over 60 cheeses which you may otherwise never experience.
Why not make a gift of
membership to the cheese
club. A certificate will
be sent to the recipient outlining the cheeses they are to receive
and will include a greeting from yourself.
David's Day - 1st March
St Patrick's Day - 17th March
Mother's Day - 30th March
We can send cheeses anywhere in the UK
delivery to UK addresses
as part of the cheese
Featuring in Cheese Wire 17:
- cheese when pregnant
- owners of Teddington Cheese
- hampers and cheese board
- catering for parties
- perfect fondues
The Teddington Cheese has just managed to
purchase some very attractive stainless steel cheese knives (standard,
soft and hard cheese knives), cheese boards and presentational cheese
and butter knife packs.
Please see website for pictures and more
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