Cheaze cheese makes me smile

Cheaze allows me to explore the world of cheese in the comfort of my home one bite at a time. Whether you’re a cheese connoisseur or a complete novice Cheaze has a cheese suitable for everyone. Cheese can be enjoyed anytime of the day be it breakfast within an omelette, or a cheesy soufflé for lunch, or perhaps a cheesy gratin or just simply on it’s own. Cheese can be enjoyed in so many different ways and for me always brings a smile to my face. Now Cheaze has a new subscription service in place so you can enjoy five different cheeses on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis.

Courtesy of Cheaze I was gifted one of their new subscription boxes to sample at home. The beauty about their subscription boxes is that not only will you receive five different cheeses which have been hand selected from around the world but also you’ll receive crackers as well as a few free mystery surprises.


Cheaze sell a selection of a great tasting range from British to Continental cheeses providing customers an exceptional cheesy experience at home.

They deliver a range cheese that have been produced all over the world, so there is no need for you to dash around the supermarket or surf the net to discover a decent cheese. With Cheaze you can also learn how to pear and eat each cheese with their handy instruction cards taking you on a Cheaze journey.

Apart from a selection of cheese boxes Cheaze now sell subscriptions so you can enjoy five different cheeses on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis.

Discover cheese with Cheaze on a monthly basis

Having had a box of cheese delivered by Cheaze before, I was excited to receive a box from their new subscription service which contained five different cheeses, Carrs Table Crackers, Bonne Maman and a few mystery gifts of an Old Amsterdam stone cheeseboard and toothpick holder.

This time around my cheese box contained Smelly Ha’peth, Old Amsterdam, Ossau Iraty, St Vernier and Vintage Red Fox.

The Smelly Ha’peth is a modern British semi soft blue cheese which is made by Sean Wilson on his Artisan Farm. He used to be on Coronation Street. It is mild, smooth and creamy and perfect with a drizzle of honey. Apart from eating with crackers I also used to sprinkle on my apple tarts.

Apple Tarts with Smelly Ha’pethe cheese and honey

Ingredients (serves 6-8 people)

  • Shortcrust pastry
  • Apples
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Smelly Ha’pethe (or any other blue cheese)
  • Honey
  • Fresh thyme leaves


  1. Heat up the oven to 200c.
  2. Roll out the shortcrust pastry and cut into squares and place on a baking tray and prick.
  3. Slice the apples thinly and mix within lemon juice.
  4. Then place the sliced apples on the shortcrust squares. Sprinkle with sugar.
  5. Pop into oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Top each tart with crumbled Smelly Ha’pethe (blue cheese). Drizzle over the honey and scatter oven the thyme leaves.

Provides a great tasty tart which has a great crunch, sweetness and cheesy hit.

The Vintage Red Fox is a lovely cheese I have had before and is one of the best red cheeses I have ever eaten. Created on Belton Farm this cheese provides a smooth, yet creamy, sweet and savoury flavour. Not as harsh and intense like a Red Leicester. Apart from just eating with crackers I also decided to use it to make a chunky gratin.

Red Fox Chunky Gratin

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • Butter for the ramekins / baking dish
  • Maris pipers or King Edwards 3 cut into 2 cm chunks
  • Garlic clove, chopped
  • Onion (half of one), chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Creme Fraiche 75ml
  • Milk 63ml
  • Red Fox 100g, grated
  • Parmesan 15g, grated


  1. Heat the oven to 140c fan.
  2. Butter ramekins or large baking dish.
  3. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender and then drain.
  4. Fry the garlic and onion in a little olive oil for 5 minutes until soft.
  5. Mix the creme fraiche and milk together in bowl and then stir into the potatoes along with the onion mix and both cheeses.
  6. Pour into the ramekins or baking dish and cook in the oven for 40 minutes or until golden and bubbling.
  7. Leave to rest for 10 minutes before serving up.

Creamy, chunky and filling.

The Old Amsterdam cheese is a great gouda style cheese which comes from Holland. I have enjoyed this full flavoured firm cheese before within Amsterdam and even then it did not disappointment on look and taste.

This time around though I enjoyed this cheese as part of my picnic at Leeds Castle with crackers, my homemade Real Ale Chutney and with a piece of dark chocolate and a beer all of which paired beautifully with the cheese.

Real Ale Chutney


  • 3 onions
  • 1 swede, chopped
  • 2 large carrots
  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and diced
  • 175g dates, pitted
  • 140g tomato puree
  • 325g light soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp black treacle
  • 300ml cider vinegar
  • 1½ tbsp mustard powder
  • 2 tspn ground ginger
  • 1 tspn ground mace
  • ½ tspn salt
  • ½ tspn ground black pepper
  • 500ml pale ale


  1. Peel and chop the vegetables into even 1.5cm sized cubes.
  2. Mix all the ingredients into a large preserving pot with 150ml water and 250ml of the ale.
  3. Bring to a gentle simmer, stir occasionally and cook for an hour.
  4. Take the chutney off the heat and pour in the rest of the ale.
  5. Return the chutney to the heat and cook for another 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and tip into sterilised jars.

Sweet and tangy chutney which works beautifully with mild cheese.

The Ossau Iraty is a cheese made from sheep’s milk and produced high up in the Pyrenees. It is a delicious smooth, buttery cheese which literally melts in the mouth. It has a sweet taste and notes of toffee. Melts easily on warm bread. I paired with some bread by Marks & Spencer which had olives within which worked beautifully with this cheese.

St Vernier cheese comes from the Comte region. It’s rind is washed in wine which gives it a distinctive orange bloom. Fully edible this cheese is rich, creamy, gooey and sticky, and literally melts in the mouth.

To discover the other cheeses I have enjoyed via Cheaze and for more cheesy recipes click below.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Like last time this cheese did not disappoint. What is different about this time around though with their subscription boxes you never know which five cheeses you will be receiving plus each box also comes with a mystery surprise gift. So if you love surprises and enjoying a variety of different cheeses each month then a subscription box with Cheaze is a must as it’s the best way to discover new cheese and cheese which is quality.

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Or purchase a subscription and receive five British & Continental cheeses on either a monthly, bi-Monthly or a quarterly basis. Each box will include a different variety of five cheeses, accompaniments and free mystery gift. Prices start from £23 + delivery. First time buyers can SAVE 25% OFF their first subscription. Use code FIRSTBOX at checkout.

All their cheese is available for delivery across Mainland UK.

Thank you to Cheaze for the cheese box which was packed with surprises. All views are my own honest opinion.

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