Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Basket

A selection of cheeses paired with artisan chocolate
As featured in BBC Good Food’s Best chocolate hampers to buy, 2023

A new experience

We’ve created this exciting new cheese and chocolate tasting experience with artisan chocolate maker, Willie’s Cacao perfect for sharing with friends. Presented in a smart gift basket are four award-winning Snowdonia cheeses and four single-estate chocolate bars, handpicked as unexpectedly delicious flavour pairings. We’ve also included a tasting guide to walk you through each one, and a Welsh slate serving board for serving it all.

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The pairings

Red Storm + Milk Of The Gods

44% cacao milk chocolate

The complex, nutty flavours and slightly crystalline texture of Red Storm, our vintage Red Leicester, meet their match in the equally nutty and subtle roasted-coffee notes of this silky-smooth, single-estate milk chocolate. This is a sensationally satisfying pairing of two British classics.

On the side

Create a grazing board with walnuts, hazelnuts and dried fruit

Black Bomber + Surabaya Gold

69% cacao dark chocolate

Our demandingly moreish extra mature Cheddar marries rich umami characteristics with an irresistible creaminess, which accentuate the caramel notes and subtle minerality of the chocolate’s Javan Dark Breaking cacao. The result is a sweet and salty flavour explosion with a surprising hint of fruit cake.

On the side

Enjoy with medjool dates and roasted, salted almonds

Red Devil + El Blanco

36% cacao white chocolate

Just as soured cream makes the perfect partner for a chilli con carne, this sublimely smooth white chocolate is an inspired match for our fiery Red Leicester with Habanero chillies and peppers. Seamlessly mingling velvety sweetness with lively spiciness, this is a pairing you’ll return to again and again.

On the side

Layer the cheese and chocolate on lightly salted tortilla chips

Green Thunder + Ginger Lime

70% cacao dark chocolate

An unexpected sensory delight, the Baracoa-bean dark chocolate’s exotic lime oil and crystallised ginger bring a cheerful freshness to the sweet roasted garlic and aromatic garden herbs of the mature Cheddar. This unusual pairing produces a beautiful balance of zingy, herbaceous and creamy flavours.

On the side

Try this duo alongside slices of fresh or dried mango