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Steens Manuka Honey

The feel-good factor is hard to find these days so wouldn’t it be amazing to find a natural product that offered health and well being for yourself and your family?

Now thanks to Steens newly launched range of high active Manuka honey you can enjoy all these benefits in one little pot. Described as nature’s perfect super food, it contains nearly every known nutrient required for a balanced diet.

Manuka honey, sourced from bees that feed on the Manuka Bush native only to New Zealand, is versatile enough to be used for everything from good digestion to healing skin conditions and boosting your immune system. What’s more it tastes delicious and can be eaten as an everyday honey.

Manuka honey is famous for its health giving properties and impressive antibacterial elements but not all Manuka honey is the same. Steens raw Manuka honey is the original manuka honey – just as nature intended – unlike other Manuka honeys, which may be reheated, highly processed and denatured. Steens is so special because it is single-source and is loaded with pollen because much of the natural pollens the bees collect are retained during the unique extraction process.

There is no honey more pure than straight from the comb, so Steens created a unique extraction process that delivers honeycomb in a pot. Steens Manuka honey is collected from the most remote and untouched areas of native New Zealand and harvested and packaged at hive temperature, ensuring the purity and quality of the honey.

There is a totally transparency about the antibacterial quality of Steens Manuka honey with each batch tested by an independent laboratory to determine its unique antibacterial levels. Steens also has a unique track and trace system – Hive Tracker – which ensures that each and every customer can see exactly where their Steens Manuka honey comes from.

Steens Manuka honey can be used to treat everything from scrapes and wounds to disease and digestive issues. It is great for the overall health and well-being, including boosting a lustrous and immaculate complexion.

Manuka honey is rated according to its bio active properties; the more antibacterial the higher the rating (e.g. a Raw 15+ has more antibacterial properties than a Raw 5+).

Steens Manuka Honey (in Raw 5+, Raw 10+ and Raw 15+) is available in Waitrose stores nationwide from 28 March in 340g jars, priced from £8.50.

The UK’s Oldest Cheddar

Exclusively available at Waitrose this Easter, Cathedral City Vintage 60 has been carefully matured to perfection for five years, or 60 months, placing it amongst the oldest Cheddars produced in the UK.

Mark Pitts-Tucker, the Cathedral City cheese specialist is behind this first-of-its-kind Cheddar worked to achieve an irresistible, full bodied, rich and luxurious, creamy taste which is sure to appeal to Britain’s cheese lovers looking for a new and exciting taste experience. Mark carefully crafted this Cheddar step by step to take it to its perfect result.

Mark Pitts-Tucker comments, “This cheese has been slowly maturing for five years to the point of unique excellence. The texture is very firm, almost crumbly and crunchy. The flavour is very intense with an almost ‘dark chocolate’ element which gradually surrenders to the creaminess of the Cheddar’.

The high quality craftsmanship that has gone into the making of this Cheddar has been recognised by Waitrose and will join the other high quality cheeses that feature in its deli counters. The introduction of Vintage 60 will also launch Waitrose’s new ‘Guest Cheese’ promotion where a speciality cheese is introduced to its counters for a limited time.

Just in time for Easter the launch of this rare Cheddar makes an ideal alternative for those seeking a gourmet treat to satisfy their savoury taste buds. The rich flavours of Vintage 60 make it a ‘must have’ on any cheese connoisseur’s cheeseboard. Mark recommends pairing it with Baron de Ley, Club Privado 2006 Rioja, ‘the creaminess of the Cheddar truly brings to life the very juicy style of the wine, working to create a truly delicious and rare taste experience.’

Vintage 60 was produced by the award winning Davidstow Creamery in Cornwall and was debuted last summer at the International Cheese Awards where food experts praised its fine flavour and strong quality. To be one of the lucky few to experience this one-of-a-kind taste sensation, visit the deli counter at Waitrose stores around the country from March 30th. With only limited availability this really is a very unique cheese, so once it’s gone, it’s gone.

If Cathedral City Vintage 60 tickled your taste buds, then Cathedral City Vintage 20, a mature Cheddar that has been matured for 20 months using exactly the same recipe as Vintage 60, will also be a perfect addition to grace your cheeseboard and add an extra bit of luxury to your plate.

Mark Pitts-Tucker accompaniments recommendations:
‘I see the cheese being served on a Cornish slate cheeseboard liberally accompanied by Delicias Dona Natalia Pure Quince (£2.29 from Waitrose), simple dry biscuits, such as Waitrose’s Biscuits for Cheese (£1.38) and an over-filled glass of red Rioja that has been partly spilt in the hurry to reach for the cheese! I recommend Waitrose’s Baron de Ley, Club Privado 2006 Rioja (£7.99)’.

New Irish Cheeses at Waitrose

Waitrose has teamed up with Bord Bia, The Irish Food Board, to launch a new Irish farmhouse cheese range, that will go on sale just in time for St Patrick’s Day on March 17th. This unique range of cheeses comes from five artisan cheese makers from all over Ireland. The newly extended selection will be available from most Waitrose deli counters from about now.

By definition, Irish farmhouse cheese is made by only one family on one farm. The recipes and methods are exclusive to the individual Irish cheese makers, and are not shared or replicated by anyone else. This guarantees the individual and unique nature of Irish farmhouse cheese, with the cheeses often reflecting not only the pasture of the land but the character of the cheese maker.

New Irish cheeses:

Exclusive to Waitrose and previously unavailable in the UK, Wicklow Baun (£1.89/100g) is a delightfully creamy cheese made using pasteurised cow’s milk. This brie-style cheese is enriched with extra cream to give a smooth and delicious buttery texture, is decidedly moreish. Suitable for vegetarians.

The award -winning Wicklow Gold (£1.62/100g) is a mild and sweet cheddar made from pasteurised cow’s milk. The distinctive taste of this fantastic cheese was developed by John Hempenstall to give a sweet alternative to the average cheddar.

Carrigaline (£1.35/100g) ia a handmade cheese with a firm and flexible texture with small round or oval gap holes, Carrigaline has a delicate flavour becoming piquant with age. There is also Gortnamona (£1.75/100g) a soft, mould ripened goat’s cheese with a fresh, clean flavour and creamy texture when mature.

Tyrrells Potato Chips New Sizzling Summer Flavours

With those much-coveted early days of spring already upon us, chip connoisseurs across Britain can get into the spirit of balmy summer days with the launch of Tyrrells ’Garden Herbs’ and ‘Summer Barbecue’ potato chips as the spring / summer seasonal chips of choice. It might still be some time until we get to laze around our gardens, fire up barbecues and enjoy the heady aromas of the surrounding greenery, but foodies can already kick-start the celebration of all things summery now by relishing the two new flavours.

‘Garden Herbs’ blends four classic herbs – Basil, Thyme, Rosemary and Oregano, to give a delicately balanced yet flavoursome potato chip. Created specifically to capture the more relaxing side of the season, ‘Summer Barbecue’ is a smoky delight for the palate. The duo will be available in sharing size 150g bags as well as brand new 40g bags launched exclusively this summer, making them perfect for picnics as well as lunch-time treats.

Proud to be the only small chip maker in the UK to grow their own potatoes and turn them into delicious potato chips at Tyrrells Court Farm in Herefordshire, Tyrrells are in complete control from seed to chip. The potatoes are individually inspected, sliced and cooked in small batches in sunflower oil, before being delicately seasoned with flavours such as Lightly Sea Salted, Sea Salt and Black Pepper. For the more adventurous Tyrrells recommend Sweet Chilli & Red Pepper or Ludlow Sausage with Wholegrain Mustard. Tyrrells are also proud to be one of the original ‘Root Vegetable Chip’ innovators, introducing Mixed Root Vegetable chips, Beetroot Chips and Honey Glazed Parsnip chips to discerning snackers.

Tyrrells ‘Garden Herbs’ Potato Chips and ‘Summer Barbecue’ Potato Chips are available from quality retailers nationwide, including Waitrose between March and October 2010.

RRP £1.69 for 150g and £0.64 for 40g.

Unearthed Launches Two Delicious New French Snacks

unearthed has added to its growing range of Continental sharing foods with two new products to complement the existing range.

The stuffed sweet cherry peppers with ricotta are produced in France and are oil free, providing the perfect mess-free snack.

The tarte flambée is another new product which also originates from France and is a smoky ham and cheese savoury delight to add to a meal or have as a quick and easy bite.

The new products extend the range which includes Mediterranean meats, olives, feta and cooking sausages as well as Italian panettone, which are the perfect finger food to share with friends and family.

unearthed products are currently available from Waitrose supermarkets, Ocado and Abel & Cole.

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