Panicking about your Christmas shopping? Not sure what to give? A 'cheesy gift' from Teddington Cheese is always welcome. What's more, you can order right up until Sunday 18 December for UK deliveries (Tuesday 13 December for international ones).
With over 140 different cheeses to choose from, many of which are British, Teddington Cheese is one of the UK's leading online cheese suppliers, and ships all over the UK and abroad. In addition, its two retail shops (in Teddington and Richmond upon Thames) serve the local south west London community and with Christmas being the busiest time of the year for the company, savvy locals place their order in advance online, for collection from their nearest store just before Christmas.
A range of hampers is available from just £28 to £140 or customers can design their own by making their choices online.
The website also has a selection of cheese accessories, ranging from camembert bakers to raclette grills and accessories and, of course, the classic cheese fondue set.
All cheese purchases are wrapped individually by hand in wax paper and supplied with a small tasting card detailing the type of milk, the flavour characteristics, the producer and other relevant information.
On the website, a series of symbols allows the customer to identify those which are made using different milks, pasteurised and unpasteurised.
Nearly a third of the cheeses stocked are made with vegetarian rennet, which can be identified clearly on the website by the green 'V'.
Pregnant women or anyone with concerns about eating unpasteurised cheese can identify them easily as they are clearly marked on the website.
And for the gift which can last all year, there is the Teddington Cheese Club where you can arrange for friends and family to receive a monthly selection of cheeses throughout the year. Each selection costs £38.50 including UK deliver and contains five or six cheeses (total weight approximately 1.5 kg). You can send just one monthly selection or one every month. The cheese will arrive in peak condition.
With seasonal assortments to mark dates like St George's or Father's Day there is a wide choice. Teddington Cheese sends the certificate of membership, confirming the selections chosen to the recipient (or the gift giver if they want to hand it over in person), together with a greeting card with your personal message on the date of your choice. They have the option of changing the delivery date of any cheese selection to take account of any holidays or other commitments.
For further information visit www.teddingtoncheese.co.uk