Cheese Spotlight – White Fox Cheese November 2023

Cheese Spotlight Our Little Smokehouse artisan food

At Our Little Smokehouse, we’re passionate about bringing you not just cheese, but an experience. This month, we’re thrilled to spotlight a cheese that’s both a nod to tradition and a step into modern culinary artistry: the White Fox Cheese.

A Modern British Innovation

Handcrafted at Belton Farm in the picturesque Shropshire countryside, White Fox cheese is a reimagined classic. Building on the legacy of White Leicester, this cheese is for those who relish a twist in their taste adventures. It’s a testament to the innovative spirit of British cheese-making, offering a new experience to both connoisseurs and casual cheese lovers alike.

The Unique Crunch

What sets White Fox apart is its distinctive ‘crunch.’ This rugged texture, a result of careful maturation, adds a depth of flavor and mouthfeel that’s hard to find in other cheeses. As it ages, naturally occurring calcium lactate crystals form within the cheese, creating that unique crunch that has become the signature of White Fox.

Aged to Perfection

This delicious cheese isn’t just about texture. It’s aged to perfection, ensuring that each bite delivers a complex and robust flavor profile. The aging process brings out a nutty, rich taste that’s both bold and satisfying.

Versatility in Every Slice

White Fox is not just a delight on a cheeseboard; it’s a versatile culinary companion. Its rich and creamy nature makes it an ideal candidate for melting into sauces, gracing a gourmet sandwich, or simply being savored on its own.

Our Little Smokehouse Touch

And here’s where we add our magic. Once this exquisite cheese arrives at Our Little Smokehouse, we gently cold-smoke it over natural apple wood chips. This process enriches its already remarkable flavor, adding a subtle smokiness that complements its inherent richness.

Join the Cheese Journey

We invite you to try this exceptional cheese and make it a part of your culinary adventures. Whether you’re crafting a gourmet meal or enjoying a simple cheese and wine evening, White Fox is sure to elevate the experience.

Perfect for Festive Seasons and Beyond

With Christmas around the corner, White Fox is an ideal candidate for your cheeseboard. Perfect gifts for him or her. Our special offer – any 5 cheeses for £25 – lets you mix and match to create a stunning visual and taste experience. And don’t forget our Christmas hampers, starting at just £20, for a gift that’s sure to please.

Extended Shelf Life, Same Great Taste

Our commitment to quality and safety has earned us a 5* rating from West Northants Council. Recent testing has allowed us to extend the ‘Best Before’ dates to 42 days post-smoking, ensuring you enjoy our cheeses at their best.

Recipe Idea: Smoked White Fox Gourmet Grilled Cheese

To showcase White Fox in all its glory, why not try it in a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich? Here’s a simple yet luxurious recipe idea:


  • Sourdough bread
  • White Fox cheese, grated
  • A spread of your choice (Our Little Smokehouse Smokey Chilli Jam, fig, tomato, or apricot jam)


  1. Spread mayonnaise on the outer sides of the bread slices.
  2. Add a generous amount of grated White Fox cheese between the slices, along with your chosen spread.
  3. Grill on a skillet until golden brown and the cheese is deliciously melted.

This simple recipe transforms into something extraordinary with the addition of smoked White Fox cheese. The result? A gourmet sandwich that’s a symphony of crunchy, creamy, and smoky flavors.

Join Us at Fairs & Markets

Don’t forget to check out our Fairs & Markets page for events around Northamptonshire. And for those who can’t make it, our local stockists like Duston Village Bakery and The Daily Bread Co-operative have you covered.

Visit our shop to get your hands on this exquisite cheese, and remember to keep an eye on our Cheese Spotlight series for more artisanal delights!

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