Win a Cheese Shed Christmas Selection Box


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The Cheese Shed started life back in 2006 when Ian Wellens, James Mann and Gill Mann, set up the company with the aim of making little known Westcountry cheeses available to people all over the country. Their key focus remains the same today, selling local artisan cheeses from the southwest, primarily from small scale producers.


I am a cheese lover as most of you will already know, so when an opportunity came up to try a Cheese Shed Christmas  Box (and give one away!) I wasn't going to turn it down. I was the lucky recipient of the following;
A Christmas Three Box containing;
*Dorset Blue Vinney - a wonderfully crumbly blue cheese made by Michael Davies at his dairy near Sturminster Newton. He uses a semi skimmed unpasteurised milk which makes it low in fat (so you can eat more of it without feeling guilty).
*Black-Eyed Susan - my personal favourite. Made by Richard and Caroline Harbord on their farm near Bruton in Somerset. This particular cheese is covered in crushed black peppercorns giving it a nice subtle heat.
*Godminster Vintage Cheddar -  comes in a distinctive purple wax and has a real bite to it - just how I like my cheddar! I enjoyed this with some homemade runner bean chutney.
Please note due to working with small dairies exact contents may vary but will always contain a hard cheese, a brie and a blue.

    For your chance to win a Christmas Three Box all you have to do is;
    1.  Visit the 'Cheese Wall' on the Cheese Shed website and tell me what cheese you would most like to be on your Christmas cheese board.
    2. Answers can be left in the comments section of this post, on the Jam and Clotted Cream Facebook page or via Twitter (please start your tweet @jamandcream cheese comp).
    3. Competition will close at 5pm GMT on Monday 29th November
    4. Open to UK mainland residents only

    107 comments:

    1. Sounds like a great interesting mix of cheeses. Much more interesting than standard cheese mixes. I'd love to try the Miss Muffet cheese - never seen or tasted one like that

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    2. The Norsworthy looks like a lovely addition to a Christmas feast - not too strong and overpowering after all that rich food.

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    3. Would have to be the Christmassy sounding Patridge Blue, hubby loves Blue cheese.....

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    4. I'd love to try the Harbourne Blue. I'm a huge of of goats cheese and think it would be great to try a blue one! It sounds delicious!

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    5. Cornish Camembert

      baked camembert is food heaven!

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    6. I like the Daisy & Co looks unusual and tasty and the name is cute too.

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    7. I would like the Godminster hearts. These small hearts look really cute, and I bet they could pack a punch!

      @libra10001

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    8. Wicked woman, asking a felow cheesaholic to look at that wall of cheese & choose a favourite!

      The Vulscombe goats cheese particularly made my mouth water tho! lol

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    9. Mmmmm the cornish camembert - bet it tastes divine!

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    10. I choose Quickes Vintage looks like just my sort of cheese, mind you most cheese is just my sort of cheese!

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    11. Westcombe Red looks very xmassy

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    12. Morn Dew would be the one for me, it looks great and I do prefer the slightly smellier cheeses!

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    13. I really fancy the Kelston Park, I really love any type of cheese but in particular the rinded Brie type cheeses like this one :)

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    14. Mmmmmm, would have to be the Gunstone for me, sounds delish!

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    15. The Sharpham Elmhirst sounds like a tasty edition to our christmas cheese board.

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    16. I love cheese!
      My faveourite is Raclette (from Switzerland.
      Love strong cheeses and are lovely and ripe!
      From Piperty from Twitter

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    17. would love to win it sounds great would taste very nice after a really nice meal please put me in for this one

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    18. I'd like to try Sharpham Elmshurst to eat with the Sharpham spelt flour bread I love to make

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    19. Montgomerys cheddar, though it was hard to choose just one, love cheese!

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    20. The Daisy and Co organic Brie sound divine!

      @beachrambler

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    21. I know it might sound boring but it's got to be Stilton - it's unique & the only cheese that's got the guts & strength to stand up to all the other amazing flavours of Christmas Day lunch.

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    22. Quickes Vintage sounds lovely the thought of how good it would taste after 2 years maturing yummm!!!

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    23. Wow, I don't think I've ever been asked what choose I'd most like to be on a cheeseboard before? The Godminster Heart look rather lovely

      Yasmin
      anisceline@yahoo.co.uk

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    24. What a difficult question! They all look amazing, but I'd love to try the Chipple cheese!

      @rachiegr

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    25. Oh my word, thats hard to choose, I was on there a while. I love Cornish Blue though, its so distinct and perfect on a cheeseboard with a Yarg and Cornish Crackler which was not there.

      Thanks so much for the chance, drooling ever so slightly now.

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    26. Another cheese lover here and what a hard decision cos I think I'd like to try them all. But if I had to stick to one, it would be the Montgommery Cheddar - I do like a traditional unpasteurised cheddar. But then again Cornish Blue is pretty damn good and then there ......

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    27. I would love to try the Wild Garlic Yarg, not sure my hubby would agree the next day!

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    28. What a great selection of cheeses...The Gunstone looks tasty!

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    29. would love Cornish Blue very tasty

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    30. Cornish Blue with a glass of port yummy

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    31. Dorset Blue Vinney flavour is absolutely lovely No cheeseboard or hamper should be without it. Its so versatile too with salads, crackers, cold snacks or cooked recipes. Try it grilled on garlic bread theres nothing tastes better

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    32. I love the look of the Partridge Blue cheese. I simply adore a nice strong blue vein cheese.

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    33. Either Westcombe, Kenn's or Montgomery's cheddars would be my top picks - I can never decide which one I like the most!

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    34. The Quantock Blue is calling me, don't think I can wait till Christmas though :)

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    35. Great choice, hard to decide. I adore Goat's cheese so am eagerly hoping to receive Dorstone, Ragstone, White Nancy and Chelwood Ash. They all sound fabulous. Grilled with some pine nuts and a fresh multi coloured salad and a dry glass of white wine...bliss !!!

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    36. Got my eye on a heart shaped Godminster Organic Cheddar for Xmas, if I had to choose a gift hope i find that in my stocking this yule tide!

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    37. Oooh they all look good - I'd go for 'Curworthy'. We love cheese and this is a great site with so many to choose from!

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    38. I quite fancy trying the Tillerton. Think it would go down well on the Christmas cheeseboard!

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    39. It's got to be the Vulscombe - I'm a huge fan of goats cheese, and these look so cute with all the different toppings. Plus the recipe for the tartlets sounds like it would be perfect for christmas day - there's always this point just before lunch (we eat quite late) where everyone could do with something to nibble on!

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    40. Hubby loves cheddar and there is such a choice, but I have opted for the Keens Cheddar, sounds delicious.
      I thought the Godminster Hearts would look great but be too pretty to cut !

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    41. The Wild Garlic Yarg looks and sounds absolutely gorgeous, I'd love to try it

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    42. Dorset Blue Vinney

      I love the fact it is low fat, so I can eat that little bit more without worrying! And it delicious!

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    43. My favourite cheese is Grandma Singleton's Lancashire. To that I would add your Blue Vinney and then something a bit more delicate like your Pendragon. Add a decent full bodied port and some crusty home made bread.... and perhaps a bottle of Timmy Taylor's landlord.....sorry...fantasizing!!

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    44. like the idea of goats frolicking around "free range", so i would love to try "Oak down, plain" sounds yummy !!

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    45. Hhmm Cheese there's one of my fav things!

      I like the look of Sharpham Elmhirst!

      Nuala

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    46. Difficult question as it's probably easier to say which cheese I wouldn't want on my cheeseboard (answer = none!) but I love the look of the Godminster hearts. The shape would be a real talking point and that's before we start tucking in!

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    47. They all look lovely but the Win Green is one I would like to try

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    48. Wow the Black Eyed Susan one in the Daisy & Co range sounds fab.... would love to try that (As well as most of the others.....)

      I love cheese...... :-)

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    49. Wow so many to try! I know I love the Keen's cheddar, so tasty xx

      Gave you a twitter shoutout (@nickiem) but thought entering here was easier :0

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    50. Rustic Garlic and Chives cheese sounds divine. I'd love that with crackers on my Christmas Cheesesboard!! @wendymcd83

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    51. Smoked Pendragon for me love smoked cheese and this looks good

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    52. Mrs Finn for me... love the look of the herbs which surround it and think the cows and sheeps milk combintation will be divine!

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    53. The Blue Vinney looks delicious, I love cheese, especiall blue, on crackers.

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    54. Smoked Woolsery

      twannywun at hotmail dot com

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    55. I'd love to try Heligan

      Cow milk, sheep milk and cream used to make a cheese. It's possibly the most intriguing cheese I've ever come across.

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    56. Wow, sounds amazing! Cheese is my food heaven, even more now I'm pregnant! I would love to have a Wensleydale in my box, ideally with a sweet fruit like cranberries but the camembert in this selection sounds so appealing =)

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    57. Love all cheese myself- Stilton is a must for xmas however :)

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    58. I would love to try the 'Bath Blue' it would be great for Christmas.

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    59. the Rachel, for sure - I found this cheese in Lyme Regis and love it!

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    60. Gevrik for me, I'm a real goats cheese fiend so it sounds lovely.

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    61. Cornish Camembert - baked camembert is my idea of food heaven!

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    62. For me it would be Ducketts Caerphilly. Looks and sounds very like a delicious cheese I've tasted before.

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    63. Chelwood Ash would be my cheese of choice!

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    64. I'm not a cheese lover but my husband is and I'd probably get the Capricorn cheese as it is his star sign!

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    65. oooooh love a bit of smoked woolsery! i will rt comp on twitter too xx @emmav6

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    66. I would like to try the Herb and Garlic Oakdown. Looks yummy !

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    67. I'd choose the Cornish Camembert - all warm and gooey on a baguette

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    68. The Quickes Double Glos
      l like a plain cheese

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    69. Mmm...Smoked Woolsery...goaty smokey smokey goaty yummy dribblesome loveliness please.

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    70. I like the sound of the Partridge blue - sounds festive and divine! count me in. @xcrossthepond

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    71. Godminster Heart combines three of my favourite things - vintage cheese, pink and hearts - perfick!

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    72. Godminster Heart combines three of my favourite things - vintage cheese, pink and hearts - perfick!

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    74. Think the cornish camembert would br great

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    75. Godminster Heart! I love chees & I love hearts, so a no brainer lol!

      @finleypoppet

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    76. I would like the Godminster hearts. These small hearts look really nice & cute,

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    77. Cornish camembert loks like something I would love to try!

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    78. I really love soft cheeses and think the cornish brie looks absolutely delicious - looks really creamy! My boyfriend started me off with cheeses and since then we make a strawberry drink by mashing them up, adding hot water and some sugar, and drink it with a few cheeses - tastes so good!! :)

      Great blog by the way - will be trying some of the recipes with my boyfriend! :D Thank you :)

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    79. Wow Thank you so much. I am really looking forward to trying the organic lavender moisturiser. Thanks Boris for picking me!! Details sent.@lottiegirlx

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    80. OOOPPS please delete my last post!
      I wanted to talk about cheese and the excellent Beenleigh Blue cheese, however I don't think my laptop likes blue cheeses. I think roboform also played a part in this!
      Sorry. I don't suppose I will win this now? a slightly embarrassed @lottiegirlx

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    81. Smoked Woolsery

      Love the idea of the smokiness with the texture.

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    82. Did somebody say cheese? LOL You mean we're supposed to try to pick just ONE out of that galaxy of cheeses for our Cheeseboard? It can't be done, surely. The very minimum I'd have would be the Ducketts Caerphilly, the Cerney Pyramid, the Westcombe Red and the Alderwood. Mind you, then I wouldn't have a blue cheese .. Oh dear. I'd better go back and look again. ;)

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    83. Torn between the Godminster Heart - though I'd never want to cut into it - and the Ticklemore - for its name!

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    84. would love Mrs Finn's & Treverva on my Christmas Cheese Board,looks yummy.

      Have tweeted @suedong

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    85. Wedmore - if this cheese is true to it's name it's close by me in Weston-super-Mare and I was not aware of it's existance. Even better that it has blue veins - yummy! Have retweeted via @2011smiley ;)

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    86. we like a mouth-puckering strong blue cheese as a treat for Xmas. really like the look and sound of Patridge Blue.

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    87. Hmmmm difficult choice. For me, I think it would have to be Godminster Hearts, the purple wax is eyecatching and the shape is fantastic, perfect for sharing at the Family Christmas table.

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    88. After lots of thought and deliberation - so many delicious cheeses to choose from, have decided on Pennard Vale.

      An interesting new flavour to try.

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    89. Like the sound of the Smoked Wolsery - I'm a cheese fiend and there aren't many I don't like!

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    90. I'd like all of them...but if I have to choose, it would be Miss Muffet. I like its mottled rind and well, the name really.

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    91. The all look very scrummy and I find it harder to say which one I wouldn't want to try! But if you push me I think it would be the Bath Blue as you can't beat a nice bit of Blue Cheese.

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    92. Ticklemore must be a good one for a fun and happiness filled Christmas

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    93. WOW Black Eyed Susan - what a great name for a cheese - bet it tastes amazing too

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    94. Bocaddon cheese made from the farms own guernsey milk and wrapped in cornish herbs and garlic seems the perfect delight to round of a christmas feast. The creaminess to slowly sink your teeth through to satisfy the palate and the Cornish herbs and garlic to bring freshness to the nose. You don't need butter

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    95. Bocaddon cheese made from the farms own guernsey milk and wrapped in cornish herbs and garlic seems the perfect delight to round of a christmas feast. The creaminess to slowly sink your teeth through to satisfy the palate and the Cornish herbs and garlic to bring freshness to the nose. You don't need butter

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    96. I love blue cheese and the Cornish Blue which is eaten as a young cheese sounds gorgeous - you can never have too much cheese :)

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    97. If they taste as good as they look what a finale to Christmas lunch!

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    98. Thought rules said choose 3 cheeses - however to choose just one!

      I would plump for Capricorn - my birthday is just after Christmas, so seemed most approriate!

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    99. My favorite is normally brie, but would love to try the Black-Eyed Susan.

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    100. I'm a Jersey girl so it would have to be the Exmoor Jersey Blue for me.

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    101. The Bath Blue cheese looks as lush as!

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    102. The Bath soft cheese looks lovely as does Miss Muffet. I love cheese so chooseing just one would be difficult.

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    103. I'd like to try the White Nancy cheese I think. I love cheese (more than chocolate!) so this site is so tempting to me.

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    104. I really quite like the sound of the Smoked Pendragon.

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    105. I'd love some Pendragon - I've never eaten Buffalo cheese before, and I like the name! (N.B I've retweeted about the competition, my twitter username is @Ianthesunlover)

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