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Bread

 

Over Real Bread - ORB Bakery

Order in advance and collect from them or from St Ives Market

 

Cobbs Bakery

Places where you can buy the superb Cobb's Bakery bread in Cambridgeshire

 


 

Cheese

 

We investigated local Cambridgeshire cheeses by visiting the wonderful Cambridge Cheese Company http://www.cambridgecheese.com/ in All Saints Passage in June 2009. They had two local cheeses for sale: Lord Nelson Goats' Cheese and Cambridge BAA.

 

Interestingly neither of these products come, as you might expect, from local animals munching local grasses. Both are sourced elsewhere and are matured and marketed in Cambridge, by the Cambridge Cheese Company, who are Cheese Affineurs (an affineur is one who ages cheese and purveys it). As they said, these cheeses have spent more time in Cambridge than anywhere else.

 

Lord Nelson is an unpasturised goats' cheese, made into a distinctive square pyramid shape, covered in ash and matured. It has a distinct but light goats cheese flavour, is very light in consistency and is absolutelt delicious. At around seven pounds for a cheese it is a bit of a luxury product, but one which will delight.

 

Lord Nelson

 

Cambridge BAA is an unpasturised sheep's cheese from an artisan in Berkshire. It is matured to that point where it just starts to have a hint of runniness. With a brie-like appearance this has a delicious light creaminess and an excellent consistency.

 

Cambridge BAA

 

Later in the year the Cambridge Cheese Company will have two other local cheeses on sale - Gunburner and Dragonslayer, both apparently cheddar-like. These are quietly maturing at the moment to reach a peak before Christmas.

 

Does anyone know of other local cheeses? Want to send us a review?

 


 

Coffee

 

Hot Numbers in Gwydir Street and Trumpington Street Cambridge - coffee roasters, blenders, coffee shops and much more

 


 

Fruit and Vegetables

 

Willingham - The Bushel Box Farm Shop at Mannings - excellent suppliers of fruit and veg - much grown on the premises.

 

Burwash Manor Farm, Barton

Includes Burwash Fine Wines, Biscotti di Debora · Burwash Food Hall · Cozzi & Boffa Wines · The Barn Tea Rooms · The Larder, This link will take you to a full list of outlets there.

 


 

Healthy Foods

 

Daily Bread, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge

 

Italian ingredients, olives, pasa, pesto, cheeses, meats etc.

Limoncello, 212 Mill Road, Cambridge

Balzano's Continental Stores, 204 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge

 


 

Meat

 


 

 

Beer and cider

 


 

Wines and Spirits

 

J Wadsworth wines and spirits, 34 The Broadway St Ives

 

 


 

Fair Trade

 


 

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