Best Camembert in the world?

Cheese made perfection

December 11, 2018             Words by Charles Russell

Tunworth Cheese

Handmade Artisan Cheese

We cheese lovers at De’lish Artisan Foods are very excited to have received an early Christmas present. Recently arrived this week, is a delivery of one of the best Small Batch Cheeses in the world – Tunworth artisan cheese.

Tunworth soft cheese

Tunworth is a modern style camembert with a white bloomy rind completely handmade by Hampshire Cheese. Raymond Blanc has called it “the best Camembert in the world” – high praise indeed coming from this well respected French chef. Tunworth has rich, nutty and milk flavours with a bold aroma. It goes well with champagne or sparkling wine, complex white wine & soft reds. A full flavoured artisan cheese, it has a wonderful long lingering finish – a wonderful Christmas treat for family & friends.

Northbridge Suspension Bridge             Sydney

…from the North Shore (sort of)

Though located in the UK, Hampshire Cheeses was founded in 2005 by Stacey Hedges, who is originally from Northbridge Sydney. While Stacey was at university, she worked in a Sydney cheese shop and caught the “cheese bug”; twenty years later in England, she started making cheese in her kitchen and decided to fulfil her dream by building a purpose-built creamery. From the beginning, Randolph Hodgson, owner of Neal’s Yard Dairy in London, encouraged her to make a soft, camembert-style cheese, which is now considered to be one of the best in the British Isles. Tunworth’s vegetal, truffle-like flavour is the result of a complex blend of French starter cultures and the special mix of moulds that grow on the surface.

Neals Yard Dairy             London

…Via London

Tunworth is brought to us by one our favourite cheese providers, Neal’s Yard Dairy. They play a pivotal role in discovering and bringing the best small batch cheeses to a worldwide audience. Since there auspicious beginning in the 80’s, they have become the leading London artisanal cheese retailer and (formerly) cheesemaker, often described as “London’s foremost cheese store. Their ethos is all about championing a limited number of specially selected products (circa 40 providers) produced through the traditional means and quality ingredients. Tunworth is an excellent representative of the quality and favour found in these world class farmhouse cheeses.

De’lish Artisan Foods Store             Sydney

We have a similar ethos here at De’lish and are proud to carry Tunworth and other fine artisanal cheeses from Neal’s Yard Dairy. We also highly recommend their excellent Irish Coolea and Cornish Kern cheeses which we carry in shop as well. We invite you to come in the store check them out as well as the other great cheeses we have in store. .

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