The Cheese Plate
The Cheese Plate are proud to sponsor the Chef of the Year category.
With over 200 cheeses to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice; Whether you’re looking for that one special cheese or wanting to create the perfect cheeseboard for a dinner party, The Cheese Plate in Buntingford is the place to visit. Established in December 2011, Toby Archer had an idea to start a cheese shop. A little research revealed that cheese is quite literally in the Archer’s blood. The family tree, going back to 1880 in London, revealed two of Toby’s ancestors were also cheesemongers.
This award-winning Cheesemonger’s knowledge and palate endorsed him to be a judge at the World Cheese Awards 2012, (a bit like the cheese Oscars) held annually at the BBC Good Food Show in the NEC, Birmingham. The judges then had the task to judge over 4,500 cheeses and get them down to the one winning cheese, a challenge in itself.
In 2013, he entered the Big Cheese Challenge and was awarded The Le Gruyere AOP “Highly commended” for Cheesemonger and “Highly commended” Cheese counter at the 2013 World Cheese Awards, first cheese business in Hertfordshire to ever received these awards
Confident in the popularity of cheese, Toby hosts Cheese dinners and Cheese and Wine tasting evenings, which have become the talk of the town. “It’s a fabulous night’s entertainment, several delicious cheeses, divine wine and while indulging you get to learn about the different cheese’s, where they originate and what to serve them with.
The Cheese Plate now offer the bespoke service of designing unique wedding cheese cakes. People choose them because they want something a bit different … or because they just love cheese!
Whether you are having a small wedding and need a modest selection or planning something larger which requires a spectacular tower; Our award-winning team with their combined expertise and experience can accommodate almost anything. Their new cheese slates are an ingenious alternative to a traditional buffet or dinner party dessert. These simple show-stoppers are guaranteed to get guests talking and offer a unique and tantalising experience.
The Cheese Plate offer an extensive range of both British and Continental cheeses, specialising in artisan cheeses. Anything is possible in their world of cheese, nothing too big or small, so get in touch and they can make your cheese dreams come true.