TheFoodMarket.com is a bustling online marketplace for foodies. Brimming with independent small companies and family businesses, here you'll find an array of foodie treats perfect for gifts - or for yourself! A place after my own heart, they describe themselves as fussy, in a good way. Browsing the site I can be assured that all the products have high quality natural ingredients and have been responsibly sourced - no nasties to be found here. They also have some really unusual products (seaweed gin anyone?) that will impress even the most seasoned of foodies.
The lovely lot over at TheFoodMarket.com asked if I'd like to give the products a whirl, as well as host a rather cheesy giveaway for you guys too.
The softest of my choices was more definitely the Cremeux, a cow’s milk cheese which melted away at room temperature. The artisanal Rocher Nantais had a firmer texture and more punchy taste that reminded me of Edam. Lastly, the Teifi was firm but slightly crumbly with hints of oak from the smoking process.
Alongside I served up some awesome condiments from none other than We Love Manfood. The only problem I have with this is the name - us girls like chutneys too! Based in Cambridgeshire, these lot certainly deserve their Great Taste Award. The beer jelly had an almost honey like sweetness that went well with the Cremeux, whilst the Telfi went perfectly with the smoky and sticky onion relish. At £6.99 a jar, these would be ideal foodie gifts for someone who likes to experiment - especially if they love their cheese and nibbles.
In addition to the cheeses, I also tried Jersey Salted Caramel Sauce from La Crémière (£11.90 for two 250ml bottles) and Vorrei Truffle Butter (£7.50). This indulgent Jersey sauce will end all hope of a healthy January - no doubt! You’ll have to wait and see what I’ve made with the caramel sauce (hint hint: Pancake Day) but with the butter I made a mushroom and truffle butter risotto - divine! Since I went to a specialist truffle restaurant in Rome I just can’t get enough. Hence why these online food markets are such brilliant places!
So now your chance to try out their fantastic cheese! The prize is your preferred cheese up to £30 from this selection over at TheFoodMarket.com Simply enter via the form and answering the question below. Giveaway ends on Sunday 7th February 2016 - good luck!
What is your favourite ever cheese?
The prize is your choice of cheese up to the value of £30 from TheFoodMarket.com. Subject to stock availability. Giveaway is open to mainland UK only. One entry per household. Only entries submitted via the Rafflecopter with full contact details will be counted. The winner has 24 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. The box will be delivered by relevant cheese producer(s) and I have no responsibility on timings of postage. Closing date is midnight on Sunday February 7th 2016.
Post in collaboration with TheFoodMarket.com, who are also providing a prize for my readers. All opinions my own.