Welcome to the seventeenth
issue of the Teddington Cheese Wire.
The recent good weather has
made us all look forward to summer, picnics, BBQ's and days out.
Don't forget your cheese. Tips
- think of lighter cheeses (flavour wise), subtle, gentle more
summery tastes. Also try to have smaller (individual) cheeses
if you are buying soft ones.
As summer gets closer we will
be bringing in new cheeses or seeing the return of old favourites.
If you are unable to visit the shop in Teddington then our website
always has a comprehensive guide to what we have available; or
alterntaively give us a call and speak to Richard our Head Cheesemonger
(see article below).
Our programme of trying out
new cheeses is going very well. We do this in the shop initially
to gauge popularity and get opinions from our local customers
then the best ones go onto our website (recently Mahon, Cornish
Blue, Lord of the Hundreds, Westcombe Red). We hope you enjoy
seeing new additions.
One new line we have just received
is some new Organic Sweet Biscuits from Island Bakeries in Scotland.
These were discovered at IFE and were sold for the first time
in our shop on 10th May with resounding success. They will appear
on the website in a few days. There are four varieties - Lemon
Melts, Oat Crumblies, Chocoalte Ginger and Shortbread. They are
made by the same family who make our Isle of Mull Cheddar!
At the Teddington Cheese
we are always trying to source new lines in cheese, wines,
knives etc. If you have any ideas on what you would like us
to sell then please do let us know and we can try and source it
Head Cheesemonger - Richard Adamson
We felt it would be a good idea to find out what
made Richard so interested in cheese. Richard's background is
Arts based (degree in Film & TV). Richard came into cheesemongering
by a twist of fate - an unstable and fickle world of television
and the need for a job!
Richard says he always had an interest in cheese (as a consumer)
and found out that the local shop was in need of a cheesemonger
(2000) and so the story began.
Following 2 years work at Teddington
and Kew Richard left to tour the world with his girlfriend Charis
(some people blame them for the shops closing as two fully trained
staff left at the same time).
Richard return to Teddington Cheese
is thanks to his girlfriends mother!! She was walking past the
shop and saw a note in the window for 'Head Cheesemonger' and
within two days he was back in the swing of things.
For those who visit the shop or
speak on the phone we all recognise his enthusiasm, knowledge
and keeness to find the best cheeses for the customers. Richard
says it is the interest and the passion for cheese which keeps
him at the Teddington Cheese (lucky for us).
Cheese during Pregancy
May Special Offers
Fondue and Raclette
May Cheese Selection
Crottin de Chavignol
Crottin on a bed of green salad
Making the perfect Fondue
Name that cheese
and last months competition
For May only we are offering:
- 10% off all hampers and cheeseboards
- Extra 15% off our champagne
- 20% off any Pitt
If you have any comments on this Cheese
Wire or what you would like to see in the future issues then please
Next Issue - Number 18
- What makes a good cheese;
- Meet the owners;
- what cheese can I send abroad?
- Drawing competition