Ask the Expert – Jarrold
Sharing their insider knowledge, the Jarrold experts provide an abundance of information about everything delicious; from feasts, suppers and all the decadent delicacies.
Cheese and wine is one of the foodie world’s greatest partnerships with a wonderful mix of classic pairings and modern surprises. Selecting the perfect wine and its accompanying cheese can elevate any evening and add in the joy of good company, it can make those darker evenings just a tad brighter.
The installation of the Jarrold Cheese Room on the Lower Ground Floor has led to many cheese lovers rejoicing throughout the county. Dedicated to the artisanal and handmade, the specially equipped space presents an aged-to-perfection array of local, as well as further afield cheeses. Knowledgeable experts will be on hand to help you curate your perfect cheeseboard and will then cut exactly what you need and wrap your choice to take home.
Along with this, the curated selection of wines on offer from the finest winemakers and artisan producers will make the decisions all the easier, but if you are still in need of
advice, Jarrold wine connoisseurs are on hand to make suggestions and offer advice.
While we’re not averse to serving up pure, unadulterated cheese, accompaniments such as crackers, olives and pâté make a proper meal out of the evening. A chutney could be a welcome addition to your cheeseboard and this one from Norfolk Garden is deliciously sweet while offering a hint of mild spice to awaken your tastebuds.
Norfolk Garden Preserved Hot Apple & Marrow Chutney
Sweet dreams are made of cheese… and wine
Our top pairs for a fantastic spread this season. All cheeses are available at the Delicatessen counter in the Jarrold Food Hall.
Loupart Sauvignon Blanc
Alc 12% | £12.70
This fresh, citrussy white wine from Loire Valley is fabulous served with Baron Bigod Brie from Fen Farm Dairy, Suffolk
De Buzet Sulphites Ajoutes 2020
Alc 13.5% | £11.50
A full-bodied red wine from the region of Buzet, France pairs well with the St. Jude, a semi-soft raw milk cheese, from Fen Farm Dairy, Suffolk.
Ricasoli, Antico Feudo Della Trapolla 2019
Alc 14% | £14.70
This smooth red wine from Tuscany and a slice of Berkswell, a hard ewe’s milk cheese form Neal’s Yard Dairy, is the perfect fireside treat.
Black Shuck Sloe Gin
70cl, 27% vol, £37.50
Enjoy life in the sloe lane
Whether you are person of distinctive taste or just enjoy a good drink, a tipple at Christmas certainly makes the season jolly. And what is more festive than the rich berry red of Black Shuck’s Sloe Gin?
The Norfolk countryside, and in particular its hedgerows, are an abundant source to pick and gather from and to make wonderful gastronomic goodies. A few of the local producers in the Jarrold Food Hall draw inspiration and ingredients from the local areas and it makes Norfolk a wealth of amazing small food businesses and artisans.
Steeping real Norfolk sloes in Black Shuck’s smooth gin, this is the perfect winter warmer when served with ginger ale or add a touch of sparkle by topping up your glass with prosecco.
Due to the sweetness and syrupiness of Sloe Gin, it makes a welcome addition to a variety of festive cocktails which could be the toast of your dinner party or Christmas catch-up.