The UK’s oldest cheesemonger Paxton & Whitfield has a great collection of luxurious cheese wedding gifts, from hampers, unique cheese experiences to cheese serving accessories that all make fantastic Wedding and Civil Partnership gifts for couples who are food enthusiasts.
Cheese experiences include Paxton’s Cheese Society – a monthly delivery of delicious artisan cheeses delivered straight to the front door, and the Academy of Cheese Level One Course – a one day course, learning all about the fascinating world of cheese. The cheese hampers include some that are packed with fine British produce through to a Paxton’s largerst hamper that includes a wide range of delicious cheeses, fine foods and wines. Finally, there is also a great selection of cheese serving accessories, from a 7 Piece Cheese Knife set through to a set of four colourful cheese plates based on milk bottle top designs from the 1920s through to the 1950s.
All the items are available from Paxton & Whitfield’s four shops in Jermyn Street - Piccadilly, Cale Street - Chelsea, Bath and Stratford upon Avon. They are also available online at paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk.
A look at cheese wedding gifts from Paxton & Whitfield
Unique Cheese Experiences:
Paxton & Whitfield’s Cheese Society (from £35.00 for a month, to £420 for a full year) If the couple love good cheese and want to find out more about them, then this monthly cheese delivery is a must. As a member, they will receive four carefully selected cheeses, in peak condition, chosen for the season. The selection is sent by overnight courier leaving on the second Wednesday of each month to arrive on the Thursday.
Academy of Cheese - Level One Course - Paxton & Whitfield’s Jermyn Street flagship shop run the Academy of Cheese’s (www.academyofcheese.org) Level One Course. This course is aimed at consumers who love their cheese.
The course is run as a one-day course by the shop’s experienced team and current dates for 2018 are 16th March, 20th April and 23rd May. The cost is £195 per person (this cost includes a simple lunch as well as a selection of non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day).
The Level One Course introduces cheese lovers to the Academy’s Structured Approach to Tasting Cheese and Make Post Make cheese model. During the day attendees taste and learn about the story and history of approximately 10 different cheeses in detail, using the Academy’s specially developed tasting wheels and tasting sheet. In addition to tasting they are introduced to the history of cheese production; a thorough understanding of how cheese is made; how cheese is matured, its affinage and grading; how to present and serve cheese; and how to talk about cheese.
Luxurious Cheese Hampers:
The Piccadilly (£100.00) An exciting collection of Paxton & Whitfield’s finest treats, packed into a classic wooden hamper box. It contains: Cheddar Pounder PDO* (550g), Stilton Jar PDO* (100g), Camembert de Normandie PDO* (250g), Dorset Goat (200g), Smoked Ceodre (200g), Cheddar & Mustard Cheese Squares (85g), Poppy & Linseed Crackers (150g), Apricot, Date & Sunflower Seed Cracker Bakes (100g), Apple & Chilli Jelly (113g), Sloe, Fig & Almond Fruit Slice (100g) and Caramelised Onion Chutney (227g). A fine gift for a couple who love their cheese.
The Hearty British Feast (£145.00) A British collection of ham, cheese and crackers to create the perfect large buffet lunch. Please note we require at least a two day lead time for the Ham. This gift pack contains: Smoked Wiltshire Ham (Approx. 1.2kg) - Produced from British pigs only and cured using traditional methods, this ham is smokey, moist and delicious, a Baby Stilton Half PDO* (Approx. 1kg), a Cheddar Truckle PDO* (Approx 1.8kg), a Paxton & Whitfield Biscuits for Cheese Selection (240g), a jar of Really Proper Piccalilli (198g), a jar of Spiced Plum Chutney (198g), an a jar of Cracked Wholegrain Mustard (170g). A great gift for a new couple.
The Belgravia (£350.00) A truly luxurious gift of cheeses, ham, fine foods and stylish accessories, presented in a branded wooden hamper box. Please note we require at least a two day lead time for the Ham. It contains: Smoked Wiltshire Ham (1.2kg), Cheddar Pounder PDO* (550g), Finest English Stilton in Wax PDO* (225g), Camembert de Normandie PDO* (250g), Biscuits for Cheese (240g), Creamed Honey with Sea Salt (130g), Quince Cheese (140g), Gooseberry & Elderflower Jam (227g), Spiced Apple & Date Chutney, Nuts about Prunes (90g), Shropshire Blue & Sweet Onion Cheese Squares (85g), Wiltshire Fruit Loaf, Paxton’s slate cheese board, Paxton’s Cheese Knife & Sharpener Set, Paxton’s Grey Cotton Eco Bag with yellow leather handles and a Paxton & Whitfield apron. Also includes the folliowing alcohol: Côtes de Duras White (75cl), Côtes de Duras Red (75cl), Monbazillac (50cl), Champagne Grand Cru (75cl) and Vintage Port (75cl).
The Ultimate Paxton’s Collection (£1,000.00) A decadent gift hamper that embodies the Paxton & Whitfield passion for exceptional cheese, fine food and wine, all presented in two of our large branded wooden hamper boxes. Please note we require at least a two day lead time for the Ham. It contains: Côtes de Duras White (75cl), Côtes de Duras Red (75cl), Monbazillac (50cl), Champagne Grand Cru (75cl), Vintage Port (75cl), Finest English Baby Stilton PDO (2.3kg), Brie de Melun PDO (1.5kg), Cheddar Truckle PDO (1.8kg), Tete de Moine (750g), Finest English Stilton Jar PDO 500g, Classic Shredded Pork (110g), Shredded Pork with Sloe Gin (110g), Paxton’s Own Cure Half Ham (2.7kg), No 93 Ale Chutney Orcio Jar (575g), Really Proper Piccalilli Orcio Jar (575g), 100 Year Old Balsamic Vinegar (100ml), White Truffle Oil (100ml), Minced Black Truffles (80g), Baked Fig Ball (250g), White Fig Confit for Goats Cheese (120g), Apricot & Orange Confit for Soft Cheese (120g), Quince & Apple Confit for Blue Cheese (120g), Pear & Vanilla Confit for Hard Cheese (120g), White Truffle Honey (60g), Wiltshire Fruit Loaf, Biscuits for Cheese (240g), Multiseed & Cracked Black Pepper Cracker Bakes (100g), Apricot, Date & Sunflower Seed Cracker Bakes (100g), West Country Farmhouse Cheddar & Mustard Cheese Squares (85g), Shropshire Blue & Sweet Onion Cheese Squares (85g), Paxton’s Ceramic Platter and Glass Dome, 7 Piece Wooden Handled Laguiole Knife Set, Beechwood Cheese Curler and Cover.
Superb Cheese Serving Accessories:
7 Piece Cheese Knife Set (£350.00) The ultimate cheese knife set. This seven piece set features knives that have pearlescent handles set with brass fittings from a world reknowned French knife maker in Laguiole. There is a large cheese cutting knife and six smaller cheese knives. All the knives are nicely weighted and balanced so that they feel good in the hand. They come in an attractive wooden presentation box and are a superb gift for a couple to enjoy throughout the years to come.
Platter & Dome (£62.00) An elegant, glass cheese dome with a high quality and generously sized white porcelain platter to display and serve cheese from. The platter displays the round Paxton & Whitfield logo which, as an “in glaze” decoration, will not be spoilt when cutting with a sharp knife. The platter is microwave and dishwasher safe. The glass dome, made in Poland, is mouth-blown. It is made in a true Cheese Bell shape to display your fine cheeses to maximum effect.
Milk Bottle Top Cheese Plate Set (£28.50) Presented in an elegant hatbox these cheese plates come in four different colours; red, blue, green and yellow. Each of the plates features a different bold design that has been inspired by the cardboard milk bottle caps used on bottles from the 1920s to the 1950s in the UK. They feature the following slogans; the blue plate - Mittford’s Marvellous Milk; the red plate - Drink More Milk For Health’s Sake; the yellow plate - Ask Our Roundsman For The Best Only Cream, Eggs, Cheese, Honey, Fruit, Butter and on the green plate - D.P. Jones 7 Bamberley Rd. The plates are 16.5cms in diameter, made from porcelain, and dishwasher and microwave proof. An attractive gift for a couple that love their cheese.
For more information on any of the above cheese wedding gifts and more visit paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk.