Kent Cheese Shops, The Cheese Harp In Sevenoaks

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Do You Love Cheese?

Where else in Kent can you find over 70 brilliant cheese under one roof, many made in the county. Most come from the high quality artisan traditions and have been recognised with national and international awards. The Harp is branded as; 'a shop for cheese lovers!' and that's definitely the experience you'll get if you visit Bobbie and Simon Akhurst in Sevenoaks. The shop stocks a very wide range of: cow's, goat's and ewe's cheese as well cheese related products. They run events and are happy to provide a personal service and address specific questions.

Cheese Related

Cheese for weddings - if you're looking for something specific or need general advice the shop can help. It is also the 'go to' place locally for:

  • Toast for Cheese (in a wide range of flavours from apricot, hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds).
  • The Fine Cheese Company Flavoured Crackers, Millers Damsels Biscuits, Paxton & Whitfield Wiltshire Fruit Loaf.
  • Olives of various kinds including stuffed olives with garlic and black olive cream.
  • Of course there are chutneys and pickles including some of the Kitchen Garden range: Fig and Plum, Organic Tomato, Old Spot Real Ale, Organic Piccalilli and even a Christmas Chutney.
  • Amongst the artisan bread in stock you can usually find; white, granary and olive cobs, baguettes and croissants.
  • The accessories stocked include cheese boards created from both wood (ash, beech and oak) and marble and cheese dome and knife sets.

Now The Cheese

The range of is to extensive to reproduce here but it includes:

Cows Milk

  • Ashmore (Canterbury).
  • Ashdown (Lewes, West Sussex).
  • Smoked Gubbeen (Cork, Ireland).
  • Sussex Brie (East Sussex).
  • Truffle Brie (France).
  • Taleggio Colombo (Italy).
  • Parmigiana Reggiano (Reggiano Emilia, Italy).
  • Barber 1833 Cheddar (Somerset).
  • Camembert washed in Calvados (France).
  • Winterdale Shaw (Wrotham).
  • Golden Cenarth (Cardiganshire).
  • Gouda Reypenaar (Utrecht, Holland).
  • Lincolnshire Poacher (Lincolnshire).
  • Cornish Yarg (Cornwall).
  • Kentish Blue (Staplehurst).
  • Colton Bassett Stilton (Nottinghamshire).

Goats Milk

  • Golden Cross (East Sussex).
  • Childwickbury ( St Albans, Herts).
  • Banon (Provence, France).

Ewes Milk

  • Lord of the Hundreds (Stonegate, East Sussex).
  • Manchego DO (Toledo, Spain).
  • Ossau Iraty (France).

You'll find the Cheese Harp at:

  • 37 High Street
    TN13 1JD
  • 01732 452277

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User Comments

"What impresses me as a local food producer is how much of their stock comes from the South East of England. Without such independent operations small artisan food producers will become fewer and fewer and only those that service the supermarkets will survive. Ocassionally you will pay more for to buy local but in general you are buying a higher quality product where there is a relationship between the supplier and the retailer. The horsegate issue has shown can happen if we lose the local element of food production and retailing. If every every adult purchased just two or three locally produced food items from independent shops each week we could see a transformation in the quality and diversity of the UK food industry in a short space of time. P H J"