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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

We're back at the HB market today and have a new cheese, a slightly younger (9 month) version of our best selling Godminster Cheddar. It's not wrapped in wax and is slightly firmer and not quite as sweet but is about 30% cheaper than the waxed babies.

We also have freshly baked scones and clotted cream to take home and mini Cream Tea kits to eat there or at your office, 2 scones with a mini pot each of clotted cream and jam for 8.00.

And a new beer to try Fraoch from Scotland, a Heather beer. I'll be sipping one about 6pm if anyone wants to join me
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We also have freshly baked scones and clotted cream to take home and mini Cream Tea kits to eat there or at your office, 2 scones with a mini pot each of clotted cream and jam for 8.00.
Will that be in stock permanently or is it just for a short time? I bought the Gruyere double cream and was so disappointed, its like normal whipping cream, very liquid so I would like to get the real stuff, just don't know when I'll be in zurich next.
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Will that be in stock permanently or is it just for a short time? I bought the Gruyere double cream and was so disappointed, its like normal whipping cream, very liquid so I would like to get the real stuff, just don't know when I'll be in zurich next.
Clotted cream is in stock all the time, the only difference with what you get from the farm is that ours is pasteurised so will last 9 months or so in the sealed jar in the fridge. We have 175gr jars for 8.50, 450gr jars for 21.50 and 1 Kg catering packs for 45.00. Not cheap but as it's a cream product there is a hefty import duty on it. And it is very different from Gruyere double cream, it's more like a cross between cream and butter.

And scones are baked freshly for us twice a week so they'll always be at the HB market and at the Viadukt, although Mondays and Tuesdays we may run out if they sell well on Saturdays.... which they do of course! And you can eat them at our bar at the Viadukt of course
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

I just wanted to report back that the clotted cream and scones I gave to my boss were a big success - she gave an especially big thumbs up to the scones!
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

If you want some cheese to help celebrate the 4th July tomorrow, as well as some original English cheddar, how about trying some Stichelton, the raw milk version of Stilton made on the edge of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire by Joe Schneider... a New Yorker!

He can't call it Stilton as it's not pasteurised so he chose the name of Stichelton, which is the ancient name of Stilton village. It's generally more creamy than Stilton with more complex flavours and some great crunchy crystals within the blue.

Unfortunately it's not available in our web shop but it's at the Viadukt market today and we'll have a little at the Zurich HB market tomorrow. Email us if you'd like some reserving.

New cheeses in last week include Oxford Blue, Oxford Isis and College White, a fantastic creamy Brie style cheese (I made a French girl laugh on Saturday by saying "It's like Brie, but it's actually very nice!")

We'll also have scones, clotted cream, fresh crumpets and bagels tomorrow.

http://www.stichelton.co.uk/

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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Westcombe PDO raw milk cheddar, the best selling Godminster Bio Cheddar (and the cheaper and slightly younger version) are all at the Zurich HB market today and Cornish Yarg is on offer at 5.50 / 100gr, down from 6.50.

We also have scones and clotted cream as usual (including mini plates to eat there or at your office) and today we have fruit scones as well. And freshly baked Crumpets.



And finally, someone got a rather nice leaving gift from their employer last weekend, was it anyone here?

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Oxford Isis is a soft cows milk cheese washed in Mead (honey wine) giving it a sweet and slight smelly aroma. I have them at the Zurich HB market today for only 12.00 CHF (usually 15.00) for a 180gr boxed cheease. Lots of other cheeses including White Stilton with Cranberries and loads of freshly baked Scones (plain and fruit) to go with our Clotted Cream as well as Crumpets.

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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

There's no Zurich HB market now until August 15th but we'll have freshly baked scones and crumpets at the Viadukt from this evening.
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Very happy with the Port & cheese we bought tonight.
You mentioned the Port would last upto 6 months, however I have to tell you it lasted just 30 minutes!
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Very happy with the Port & cheese we bought tonight.
You mentioned the Port would last upto 6 months, however I have to tell you it lasted just 30 minutes!
How wrong from the seller to tell you this horrible horrible lie!!!

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Will that be in stock permanently or is it just for a short time? I bought the Gruyere double cream and was so disappointed, its like normal whipping cream, very liquid so I would like to get the real stuff, just don't know when I'll be in zurich next.
Where on earth did you buy it? We get the real stuff from Gruyère and it is fab- not quite as thick as Devon cream, but very very close.
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You mentioned the Port would last upto 6 months, however I have to tell you it lasted just 30 minutes!
That's shocking. You should demand a replacement.
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Very happy with the Port & cheese we bought tonight.
You mentioned the Port would last upto 6 months, however I have to tell you it lasted just 30 minutes!
Sorry about that. Tomorrow I'll have a bottle or 2 of Skeffington 2003 Vintage Port open for tasting, if you're around let's see if they will last longer than the Grahams 2007 LBV.

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Where on earth did you buy it? We get the real stuff from Gruyère and it is fab- not quite as thick as Devon cream, but very very close.
Although Creme de Gruyère is what most people think is the nearest thing to Clotted Cream it is actually a very different product. Double cream from anywhere is just that, cream, and from Gruyère it is better than most but Clotted Cream is more than just cream.

The way it is made is unique, they allow raw Jersey milk to rest at room temperature for 12 hours or so then gently heat it until it reaches about 75 degrees when it is again left to rest and cool down for 24 hours. The fat then literally "clots" on the surface when it can be scooped off (or the almost fat free milk is drained off below). At about 60% fat it is much thicker than double cream (although the one I sell in jars actually has almost zero calories ) and is more like a mix of double cream and butter and is slightly sour which makes it perfect with jam and scones.

By the way, we had a batch of Scones baked yesterday with Godminster Cheddar in them, we're not selling them yet but if anyone is passing today or tomorrow please come and try one for free and let me know what you think. We're also planning some Christmas Pudding Scones for December, they're sure to be very popular served warm with with Clotted Cream at our Christmas markets
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Hi Mike,

I often see lots of delicious things mentioned in this thread, but being based in Geneva I would have to use your web shop which has a rather restricted list of products - any chance you could expand the offering? I can't really justify 120CHF just of cheese and fudge (I can't eat that much cheese at once!), but if you could add things like the scones and port etc that would make it easier to make a worthwhile order...

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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

We're rebuilding the web shop at the moment which will include more products. Scones may be a problem as they are baked for us Tuesday and Thursday evenings and we only put 4 days on them and only post on Wednesdays or Thursdays to arrive by Friday. Tuesdays scones will not be fresh enough, but we'll see if we can round that, one way may be to post them frozen so they will be good for 4 days once they arrive. Clotted cream will go online once the hot weather is over and we will also include a big range of high quality jams and marmalades and hand made Lemon Curd (and Ginger and Organge curds)

We're also looking at port and beer by post but we've been told we need a separate license to sell alcohol over the internet, once we get a definite answer, and if it's not too expensive, we'll get that working.

But for the Geneva area, here's a few dates for your diary!

Saturday October 4th - Morges, British Classic car Show - Pimm's and Ploughmans by the lake

Saturday October 13th - Moevenpic Wine, Meyrin (near Geneva) - cheese tasting (and sales) with some of their special wines

Saturday October 14th - Expat Expo in central Geneva - Ramada Encore Event Centre at La Praille

Also, mid August an American/English bakery and deli should be opening in the Gland area and they will be selling some of our cheeses and clotted cream. No doubt there will be an announcement here when the opening day is finalised.
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Great, I look forward to the updated site, and thanks also for the dates that you will be over this end of the country.

I might put an order in now anyway...

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We're rebuilding the web shop at the moment which will include more products. Scones may be a problem as they are baked for us Tuesday and Thursday evenings and we only put 4 days on them and only post on Wednesdays or Thursdays to arrive by Friday. Tuesdays scones will not be fresh enough, but we'll see if we can round that, one way may be to post them frozen so they will be good for 4 days once they arrive. Clotted cream will go online once the hot weather is over and we will also include a big range of high quality jams and marmalades and hand made Lemon Curd (and Ginger and Organge curds)

We're also looking at port and beer by post but we've been told we need a separate license to sell alcohol over the internet, once we get a definite answer, and if it's not too expensive, we'll get that working.

But for the Geneva area, here's a few dates for your diary!

Saturday October 4th - Morges, British Classic car Show - Pimm's and Ploughmans by the lake

Saturday October 13th - Moevenpic Wine, Meyrin (near Geneva) - cheese tasting (and sales) with some of their special wines

Saturday October 14th - Expat Expo in central Geneva - Ramada Encore Event Centre at La Praille

Also, mid August an American/English bakery and deli should be opening in the Gland area and they will be selling some of our cheeses and clotted cream. No doubt there will be an announcement here when the opening day is finalised.
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Mike are you going to have any Stinking Bishop in Geneva? Ive never tried it and im very tempted
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Mike are you going to have any Stinking Bishop in Geneva? Ive never tried it and im very tempted
I'll try to bring some to the Moevenpick wine tasting, it doesn't travel well but sells very quickly once I've opened the air tight box I bring it in . But I will keep some for you if you're really that brave....
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I'll try to bring some to the Moevenpick wine tasting, it doesn't travel well but sells very quickly once I've opened the air tight box I bring it in . But I will keep some for you if you're really that brave....
It can't be smellier than the French Epoisses, right?

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I'll try to bring some to the Moevenpick wine tasting, it doesn't travel well but sells very quickly once I've opened the air tight box I bring it in . But I will keep some for you if you're really that brave....
Yes please!
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