A classic tradition throughout Lancashire and Yorkshire is to serve rich, heady and luscious fruitcake with a slice of fresh, zesty, crumbly cheese. Such a perfect match – it’s no wonder it’s become tradition!
This fruitcake has been especially created to be served with cheese and is delightfully rich and moist.
Made by hand by Robert Didier of Orchard Pigs Bakery
Fruitcake and cheese have been eaten together for hundreds of years
Made by Robert Didier, who trained under Raymond Blanc before setting up his own restaurant in London. Forced to sell up thanks to a compulsory purchase order (they wanted to put a new railway line right through his plot) he decided to return north and pursue his passion of baking. Borrowing a farmhouse cake recipe from the famous Mrs Kirkham (of Lancashire cheese fame) he developed this fruitcake specifically to accompany cheese, to sell on the local farmers’ markets where he often shares a stand with the Kirkham cheese-makers and Andy from The Courtyard Dairy.
This is how fruitcake should be – packed full of rich dried fruits and intense heady flavours.
Fruitcake Nutritional Data (typical values, per 100g):
(of which saturates) 6.3g
Fruitcake ingredients: butter (milk), brown sugar, dates, sultanas, currants, raisins, dried figs, cherries, walnuts, dried cranberries, mixed peel, wheat flour, black treacle, honey, tea, stout (wheat), free range eggs, mixed spice.
Allergens – See ingredients in bold.
The fruitcake has a minimum 4-month shelf life.