Brits are being urged to buy more cheese during lockdown - here's how you can stock up for a cheese and wine night online

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While the coronavirus pandemic has brought very few positives with it, there may be some good news for cheese lovers.

According to cheese experts, we should be buying more of the dairy treat than usual in order to help suppliers out.

With restaurants, cafes and other eateries having closed their doors in light of the global health crisis, an overflow of cheese and milk is mounting.

According to the Specialist Cheesemakers Association, lockdown life has meant that cheese producers could be in big trouble.

They said, “Our restaurants, cafes and pubs, many of the local shops, farmers markets and supermarket deli counters closed overnight leaving cheese maturing stores overfilled, an abundance of spring milk with nowhere to go and much fewer orders than usual forthcoming.

“Very few specialist cheesemakers can sustain this pressure for long so the future of specialist cheesemakers is in your hands.

“Unless we continue to buy and relish the great range of specialist handmade local cheeses that bring joy into our lives, we will not continue to have such great choice in the future.”

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In order to help, fromage fanatics are being urged to buy cheese from their local delis, supermarkets or even to stock up online.

It’s super easy to put together an insanely scrumptious and downright indulgent cheeseboard selection while doing your online food shop.

It’s the perfect treat for a cosy lockdown night in, with a glass of wine or two as an accompaniment.

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You can pick up a great selection of cheeses from Waitrose along with the dreamy, must-have extras like olives, bread, figs, biscuits and salad.

Or you can keep it super simple and pick up the iconic British supermarket’s ‘Perfect Cheeseboard’ for just £6.50.

Taw Valley mature Cheddar, Long Clawson creamy Blue Stilton, Belton Farm red Leicester, Yorkshire Wensleydale with cranberry and French Petit Brie all come together in a perfectly packaged box ready for a delicious night of cheese and vino.

You can order a batch of gorgeous tipples to keep your stay at home beverage stash from Vintage Wine Gifts so easily too.

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

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