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Treat yourselves this Halloween without the sugar and enjoy our warming Gruyere & Ale Fondue for Two - served in a mini Pumpkin or seasonal Squash.
Our go-to comfort dish for Wintery evenings. This Tartiflette recipe is surprisingly simple to make and deliciously satisfying.
Cheese hampers are something of a speciality here at Paxton & Whitfield and we spend a lot of time selecting the perfect cheese and fine food combinations for your Christmas hamper gifts.
Try these deliciously sweet & salty blue cheese pairings
Learn more about raw milk cheese and the truly game-changing unpasteurised (raw milk) cheeses for your cheeseboard.
A theatrical cheese experience for your dinner party. Pour Champagne into your Langres to impress your guests!
Soak your delicious Fourme d'Ambert in our sweet Monbazillac dessert wine for an incredible cheese board treat

Customer Reviews

We regularly send a quick feedback survey to listen to how you think we could improve. We've been in business for over 220 years, but there is always more that we can do to enhance our products and...
Watch Hero demonstrate how to remove the cloth and serve your Paxton & Whitfield clothbound Cheddar Truckle.
We combine Westcombe Cheddar and Raclette for this indulgent Mac & Cheese Recipe . A perfect comfort dish for 2020
Westcombe Cheddar is one of only three cheeses to be honoured with the Artisan Somerset Cheddar designation from Slow Food. It's a truly hand-crafted cheddar; still made in the same way that it was...
We caught up with Anita and Philip from Pennard Ridge and asked them our bite-sized questions about their delicious artisan goats' milk cheese...
Join Phillipa Reid and Hero Hirsh as they uncover 250 years of Paxton & Whitfield's History
Covid-19 certainly isn’t the first challenge faced by Paxton & Whitfield. With a history of over 220 years, our business has survived significant times of change.
At this time of year we would usually be busily arranging bespoke tiered cheese cakes for weddings, special birthdays and anniversaries. We would like to give away one of our smaller Celebration...
Swap the toasted marshmallows for our BBQ Bath Soft cheese recipe - a tasty supper for Summer evenings.
Cheese for Summer picnics. Read on for our top 5 perfectly portable artisan cheese picnic ideas.
We meet Julianna Sedil - the maker behind British washed-rind cheese Baronet. Read on to learn more about Baronet cheese.
Join Dan Bliss as she looks into the story of one of the world's most famous blues - Roquefort. Plus we take a look at how cheesemakers across the Channel have been reacting to lockdown
Read about Roquefort Cheese; its maturation, taste and PDO conditions. Read on for more about this famous French sheep's milk, blue cheese.
Find out more about our online cheese tasting service and book your cheese tasting for a corporate event or special occasion.
It has been a really tough year for independent British cheesemakers and so a team of industry experts decided to form the Virtual Cheese Awards and give a boost to the industry. Read on for more...
Jazz Reeves is Paxton & Whitfield's Quality Manager based at our HQ in the Cotswolds and she has the hard job of tasting all of our cheese! Read on to learn more about tasting quality in artisan...
Read the tasting notes for our Quality Manager Jazz' top selections for your cheeseboard this July...
Try this decadent and comforting Gougères au Comté recipe for Bastille Day. Deceivingly simple, yet with deliciously impressive results!
Read about some of our most popular French Cheese and their regions of origin in celebration of Bastille Day.
Visit our shops in Jermyn Street and Cale Street London
Deliciously cheesy scones made with our Cheddar Truckle. Perfect for a homemade Father's Day gift or for a cheesy Father's Day Brunch.
Join Hero Hirsh, Dan Bliss and Jazz Reeves as they bust some cheese myths! Is cheese really addictive? What exactly are the crunchy bits in cheese? Have a listen to find out more...
3 delicious cheese recipe ideas using the cheese selection from our British Cheese Essentials box
Join in the British Cheese Weekender (May 8th - 10th). Support British Cheesemakers, eat great British Cheese and participate in our free online cheese events.
A satisfying cheese dish for 'lockdown' - with simple ingredients that can be easily adjusted to suit what you have available.
This delicious dish is easy to make, ever so adaptable and above all comforting.
Colour in our Weekend Cheese box picture for three chances to win one of our best-selling cheese boxes! Open to all ages 0-99.
Join Hero Hirsh as she meets cheese historian and author Ned Palmer to learn about Roman cheesemaking.
The vineyard is managed by a small and passionate team. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, their team is sadly even smaller. The month of March is spent fixing the broken stakes ready for...
This International Women's Day, we're celebrating the inspirational females within Paxton & Whitfield. Meet some of the team behind your cheese...
In celebration of Mother's Day, we explore a delicious Mother's Day cheese board selection for March; made by female cheesemakers.
The beauty of traditional Irish Soda Bread is the speed and ease of baking. It takes around 10 minutes to make, 30 minutes to bake and is delicious eaten warm with a scraping of butter. Our St...
We caught up with Sarah Furno - joint owner and Cheese Maturer at Cashel Irish Farmhouse Cheesemakers in Co. Tipperary, Ireland.
Featuring on the Bōkan, London restaurant's taster menu and Truffle menu this week is this divine dish. Featuring a soft, organic hen’s egg, a Winter black truffle purée and a dip of our Cornish...
Join Hero Hirsh as she has a detailed look at Parmigiano Reggiano in this latest episode of our cheese podcast.
Inspired by a dish from one of our restaurateurs, we look at baking our Celtic Soft cheese; wrapped in brioche, or puff pastry for a delicious sharing starter.
Greg Parsons from the Sharpham Estate came to visit our Stratford upon Avon store this week to give our customers an exclusive guided tasting of Ticklemore Cheese.
Cheese tastings for office and team building events. Read about our "New Brits on the Block" Cheese Tasting with the Salesforce team.
Read our interview with Joe Schneider from Stichelton Cheese and learn more about his passion for Stichelton and raw milk cheese.
Listen to our latest cheese podcast as James Rutter, our Operations Director chats to Joe Schneider about his raw milk Stichelton cheese.
Cook up a romantic fondue for two this Valentine's Day with our simple, yet satisfyingly cheesy fondue recipe.
Add a soupçon of decadence to your January soup diet and brighten up your days with this warming dish. We combine vitamin-rich Broccoli with rich, rounded Shropshire Blue cheese.
Podcast Ep 22 - Meet the Maker: Tunworth
Find the best cheese to enjoy with your port...
Follow our recipe to make heavenly Truffled Brie.

Truffle Cheese

Truffle Cheese is in high demand for Christmas 2019. Read our top recommendations for your Truffle Cheese board.
Lanark Blue is a Scottish blue, unpasteurised cheese made using Ewes' Milk.
A good cheeseboard will contain a mixture of cheeses with differing textures.  A set of cheese knives not only looks the part when you’re entertaining guests, but will also help you cut...
Join Hero Hirsh for a roaming episode from the 2019 World Cheese Awards.
Try this warming, autumnal recipe of baked pumpkin, gnocchi and 3 cheeses.

What is Mont d'Or?

One of our most popular cheeses at this time of year is Mont d’Or, a deliciously creamy French variety which is at its best in winter.
How to bake your Mont D'or for a perfectly oozy, cheesy starter or seasonal supper
The biggest, annual event in the cheese calendar – The World Cheese Awards takes place this Friday 18th October - in Italy for the first time.
Join Kate Moxey as she discusses beer and cheese pairing with Zoe Edwards.
We have just released our new cheese board selections - chosen by our Cheesemongers for the ideal combinations of flavour and texture.
A rich and creamy blue cheese made by Cropwell Bishop; a family run creamery based in the Vale of Belvoir in Nottinghamshire.
A delicious dish for Autumn evenings. Try our mushrooms stuffed with creamy Beauvale blue cheese and onions.
Our cheese of the month for September is Dunlop Cheddar. A traditional cloth-bound cheese made with unpasteurised, organic milk in the Highlands of Scotland.
Still our best-selling cheese for the festive season. Our artisan cheese makers have already begun work to craft our house Stilton collection for Christmas.
A perfect salad for the end of Summer days - with grilled Halloumi cheese accompanied by ripe cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.
In this month’s episode we look at perhaps the most pungent of styles of cheese, washed rind.
Our Head of Retail - Hero Hirsh is the first person to pass the new Academy of Cheese Level Two! Read her thoughts on her cheese education...
Sophie our Cheese Buyer has selected the award-winning new cheddar, Pitchfork as cheese of the month for August.
A perfect mid-week meal for a Summer's evening. Try our Feta Cheese Bake recipe using our award-winning Feta Cheese

Podcast Ep 18 - Brie

Listen to this month's cheese podcast where we explore all things Brie with the newly crowned Young Cheesemonger of the Year for 2019 - Alan Watson.

Cheese and Crudités

Inspired by a dish from one of our restaurateurs, we look at cheeses to pair with Summer crudités.
We catch-up with Ros for her thoughts on being celebrated as a British food icon and her advice for the future of the industry.
It’s the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich on Tuesday 30th July and our Head of Wholesale; Ruth Holbrook is one of the judges. We get the inside line from Ruth on cheese judging…
Make our Summer salad recipe with blue cheese, crunchy honey sunflower seeds and sweet cranberries.
Our Cheese Buyer Sophie has selected the mellow Wensleydale Blue as our Cheese of the Month for July 2019. Try it on your Summer salads; paired with a sweet ale or medium red wine.
In this month's episode we look at Spain's most famous cheese, Manchego and pair it with the most famous of Spanish wines, Sherry.
For June 2019, Laura Toth, Paxton's Technical Manager in Bourton-on-the-Water has selected the award-winning, Spanish blue cheese - Peralzola.
How many of us think we’ll follow the same path as our parents? In cheese, that path seems hard to resist as some of our most loved cheeses are made by father and son teams.
Try a pairing of cheese and beer held after hours in our exclusive Jermyn Street shop. 19th June 2019.
Our very own Alan Watson was crowned “Young Cheesemonger of the Year” at the 2019 British Cheese Awards last week. We had a chat with Alan to get his thoughts on his new celebrity status!
From the West Midlands to Sardinia, join Dan as she looks into why sheep’s milk is so sought after.

No. 93 Welsh Rarebit

A traditional Welsh Rarebit recipe with the Paxton & Whitfield twist
On a spring evening in late May our flagship Jermyn Street shop hosted an enjoyable cheese and wine tasting with Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd.
Join Hero Hirsh as she talks with cheesemakers Charles Martell and Jonathan Crump about the historic Single and Double Gloucesters.

Mum's the Curd

Read our cheesemonger's recommendations for cheese (not cheesy) Mother's Day gifts.
Join Daisy Allen as she discusses the history and future of Irish cheese with Kevin Sheridan and Clara from Cashel Farmhouse Cheeses
It’s International Women’s Day. We’re a cheesemongers. It’d be rude, no, ridiculous not to mention First Lady of Cheese, Mary Quicke and one of her many award-winning cloth bound cheddars to newly...
Dan Bliss is joined by Barbara and Will from Berry Bros and Rudd as they discuss how to pair cheese with wine.
Kate and Annie's visit to the cheese maker, Alsop and Walker
Dan Bliss and Annie Meakin are joined by Helen from Le Gruyere to discuss just what makes this beautiful Alpine cheese so loved.
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