Cheese & Chutney Perfect Pairings

A Guide For Pairing Our Chutneys

Build a heavenly cheeseboard easily with this handy reference guide with suggestions about which chutney to enjoy with which cheese and why.

Cheddar

A hard cheese made from cow’s milk.

Characteristics:

From the farmhouse or the creamery, raw milk or pasteurised, the flavour of Cheddar varies enormously, from mild to strong, creamy to nutty. Cheddar’s taste gets stronger and deepens as it matures.

Caramelised Onion Marmalade

Sweet & rich with a gentle tang, this relish perfectly balances the strong nutty, tongue-tingling taste of a mature Cheddar.

Perfect Ploughman’s Pickle

Take it up a notch with this tangy pickle. Its toothsome crunch and fruity sweetness is the best partner to pep up milk, creamy Cheddars.

Red Leicester

A hard, cow’s milk cheese with a flaky texture.

Characteristics:

Milder and more flaky than a Cheddar and less acidic than a Wensleydale, this is a nutty, slightly sweet cheese which gets its intense orange colour from a natural vegetable dye called annatto.

Country Garden Chutney

A cheeseboard champion whose subtle spicing is the perfect fol for a mild Red Leicester.

Tomato & Chilli Chutney 

Create a dynamic duo with the addition of this tangy, rich chutney made with Mediterranean tomatoes, sweet onions and fiery chillies.

Fresh Cheese

– Commonly known as Mozzarella, Feta, Ricotta, Cottage Cheese

Soft cheeses made from sheep, cow, goat or buffalo milk.

Characteristics:

Bright white, fresh and vibrant. These cheeses are all enjoyed while they’re young and creamy.

Fresh Chilli Jam

Bring smouldering heat and sweet, sticky chilli punch to these mellow cheeses.

Robust Wholegrain Mustard

The zip of mustard adds an earthy tang to mild cheese and gives both a health and taste boost.

Halloumi

Semi-soft cow, goat and sheep milk.

Characteristics:

Squeaky, springy/white cheese with a salty, savoury taste which mellows with cooking.

It has a high melting point making it ideal for frying or grilling.

Fresh Chilli Jam

Add sweet and spicy to halloumi’s salty and you have a mouthwatering combo.

Sweet Mustard Ketchup

Add the wow factor and bring out the savoury flavours of the cheese with this piquant, dipping mustard ketchup.

Brie & Camembert

Soft cow’s milk cheese with an edible rind.

Characteristics:

These soft and creamy-textured cheeses have a velvety rind and a gooey, runny centre when ripe. Their flavour is fresh and mild often with vegetal notes.

Cranberry, Port & Orange Sauce

Fruity, tart cranberries are ideal for cutting through gooey, ripe brie.

Fresh Chilli Jam

Sometimes you just need a take it up a level with a sticky-sweet smouldering chilli heat. When you do, this is your go-to Tracklement.

Manchego

Semi hard/hard sheep’s milk cheese.

Characteristics:

A firm white coloured cheese with a dry, grassy, rich flavour and complex sweetness.

Quince Fruit Cheese

Finesse this dry textured cheese with this gorgeously jammy, rich and tangy set fruit preserve.

Gooseberry Fruit Cheese

Floral sweet-sharp gooseberries provide the perfect counterpart to the early tones of the cheese.

Comté & Gruyère

– Also known as Alpine Cheese

Firm cow’s cheese with a springy texture.

Characteristics:

These supple, dense, pressed Alpine cheeses have savoury, salty flavours with tangy, earthy overtones and a creamy texture. They melt easily so are often used in fondues, Croque Monsieurs or quiches and tarts.

Caramelised Onion Marmalade

Sweet, caramelised onions enhance the sweetness of the cheese and create great contrast to the salty, savoury taste.

Dill Mustard Sauce

The sweet and tangy nature of this vibrant sauce takes toasties to grilled cheese nirvana.

Lactic Territorials

– Commonly known as Cheshire, Lancashire, Wensleydale, Caerphilly

Hard, crumbly cheeses made from cow’s milk.

Characteristics:

Mild cheeses which have a beautiful acidity, often a milky or yoghurty flavour and a cool, crumbly texture with a slightly tangy aftertaste.

Apricot & Ginger Chutney

The sweetness of apricots with the warmth of ginger makes the most of these cool, crumbly cheeses.

Spiced Plum Chutney

Made with Stanley plums, the sharp fruitiness of this chutney is tempered with a hint of orange and gentle spices to complement the cool acidity of these cheeses.

Goat’s Cheese

Soft or hard goat’s cheese.

Characteristics:

Whether soft or hard, goat’s cheese has a distinctive tart, grassy flavour with overtones of lemony brightness.

Sticky Fig Relish

A marriage made in heaven. The sharpness of the pungent goat’s cheese is beautifully offset by the richness of this intensely ‘figgy’ relish.

Zingy Rosemary Jelly

Trust us on this! Rosemary has a surprising heat, which when sharpened with lemon juice as this is, makes a lovely, light companion for goat’s cheese.

Stilton & Blue Cheese

Semi-soft cow’s milk cheese.

Characteristics:

With their velvety, soft texture, pungent, rich aromas and strong and tangy taste, blue cheeses are upfront with apologetically powerful flavour demanding a fruity chutney to show off their complex flavours.

Apple & Cider Brandy Chutney

Create some fanfare for these strong, earthy cheeses with this classic fruity, vibrant, grown-up chutney.

Damson Fruit Cheese

Sometimes simple is best, solitary sweet damson flavours harmonise perfectly with strong, complex blues.