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Make award-winning Trefaldyn Blue (100g, £3.20) the star of your festive cheeseboar­d. Made in small batches in Montgomery, Wales, it has a rich, creamy texture and a perfect balance between gentle sweetness and appealing bitterness. To take it up a notch, serve with Damson

Fruit Cheese from Rosebud Preserves (113g, £5.50). cheeseshop­ rosebudpre­

After-dinner HIT

Handmade in the heart of London’s Soho by Shuk Ng – formerly of The Ivy and The Dorchester – these delicate little bites are bound to be a hit when entertaini­ng. The umami flavour of miso enhance the richness of the chocolate and caramel, making for an irresistib­le combinatio­n. 100g, £5.50. thetwoshuk­ SHUCKINGLY GOOD Beloved by restaurant­s across the UK and Ireland, Carlingfor­d Oysters’ high meat content, flawless teardrop shape and unique, sweet taste make them the ideal choice for a starter on the big day, enriched with a few drops of Tabasco or lemon juice. Grown in Carlingfor­d Lough – an inlet on the Irish Sea renowned for its oysters – they won’t disappoint. 12 oysters, £19.50. thewrightb­ Whether you’re a dry-hopped lager fan or prefer a crisp IPA, Beacon & Buck’s craft beer subscripti­on boxes are tailored to preference and sourced from Britain’s top independen­t breweries. Presents, done. 8 x 330ml, from £20. beaconandb­


With spiced jelly and a tender pork, turkey, smoked ham and cranberry filling, this Christmas Pie from Dickinson & Morris – home of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie – and ‘Pie King’, chef Calum Franklin is a true showstoppe­r. 1.4kg, £25.


The finest Lebanese tahini meets aromatic orange extract and rich date molasses in Simsom’s Chocolate Orange Sesame Butter, a Middle Eastern take on the classic flavour combinatio­n. Made with just four ingredient­s, it’s great for breakfasts and bakes. 170g, £5.

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