This week we have some local Nutbourne Tomatoes available which will be complemented perfectly with this week’s cheese – Godminster Vintage Cheddar.

I love the smell of freshly picked tomatoes and we now stock locally grown heirloom tomatoes from Nutbourne.  Nutbourne Tomatoes have a wide range of varieties, colours and shapes available that you won’t see in the supermarkets, along with fantastic tastes.

Because they are locally grown, they are particularly fresh, still on the vine and are never refridgerated.  This makes a huge difference as you should never chill your tomatoes as they lose their taste.  Tomatoes that come from the continent are refrigerated so that they last the journey.

There are numerous varieties of Nutbourne Tomatoes, depending on which are ripe at any given time – but we have Coeur de Boeuf (Beefsteak), Pink Classic, Lemon Tiger and Yellow Cocktail amongst others.

They are perfect for salads with Olive Oil and fresh mozzarella and we will be stocking them for the rest of the year.

Godminster Vintage Cheddar is an organic cheese that has been made using traditional methods as opposed to mass-production. It is particularly creamy, and follows a 70 year old recipe, and is encased in wax that helps to maintain it’s creamy texture.