The lights are starting to twinkle, tills are starting to ring and the goose is getting fat, which means just one thing, Bah Humbug time! Only joking, I do love Christmas but preferably in December. For me, too much planning and over thinking spoils what should be simple family time with an extra bit of jazz. One thing I do like to think about early on is all of the party food that inevitably gets eaten. I have lots of Christmas food traditions, some nostalgic and others a little more ' Deb' like. My absolute favourite thing to eat at Christmas is slow cooked ham but that is followed closely by cheese. Cheese and red wine is a combination that is very hard to beat but it is not too kind on the hips so my cheese indulgences are few and far between these days (particularly as I have reluctantly joined a slimming club in the hope that i shift a few pounds so that I can eat lots of cake at ham at Christmas!).
I have long been a fan of my fantastic local cheese experts, The Liverpool Cheese Company and I will definitely be stocking up on their goodies in the run up to Christmas. The team at Liverpool Cheese are so knowledgeable about the produce they sell and the quality never disappoints. I bought cheese school gift vouchers from them for present last year and can heartily recommend this Christmas food gift with a difference.
Image from Liverpool Cheese Company
As much as I love to support local, I have recently come across The Fine Cheese Company love the products that they have available, with everything from seasonal cheese selections to beautiful serving plates. So, as all of my blog readers cannot travel to Liverpool (although they do have an online shop), this is definitely a cheese company I would recommend*.
The new 'crowd pleaser' selection will do exactly what it says not the tin, give everybody a big cheesy smile for the camera! There are also great packages and gifts for Christmas, including fun stocking fillers such as chocolate bottle openers and salami cigars. For those who are not after christmas cheese hampers or gifts, you can just browse through the hand selected artisan cheese from Britain and further afield. Stilchelton, an organic soft blue cheese from Belvoir and Hafod Welsh organic cheddar are both on my Christmas list.
Bring on the cheese and I may just wash away the bah humbug in me!
Image from The Fine Cheese Company
*I do have an affiliate link with The Fine Cheese company but I only use affiliate links for carefully selected businesses that I honestly like. I have no affiliation to Liverpool Cheese Company, I just think they are great!