Blacks Corner launches Christmas hamper range – here’s what to expect

Conversational food is a big part of this East Boldon eatery and deli, which makes a mission of meeting the makers behind the produce, whether it’s the families behind British farmhouse cheeses or visiting the vineyards where the grapes for the wines on offer are grown.

Food stories flow through the dishes at the bistro, a landmark site in the South Tyneside village – and you can take a flavour of the team’s artisanal knowledge home with its hamper range.

This year, in time for Christmas, its launched its biggest range of hampers to date, which come in many shapes and sizes filled with farmhouse cheeses, charcuterie, chocolates, pate, oat cakes and small batch wines.

Blacks Corner launches Christmas hamper range

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Prices start from £32 for a cheese selection, rising to £199 for a luxury Christmas hamper, with more than 30 variations of hampers to choose from.

The team at Blacks really care about their cheese and want you to as well.

As such, the hampers come with a cheese care guide so you can really get the most of the delicacy, with a card for each cheese detailing its maker, flavour notes, pairings and recipe suggestions.

Trying out one of this year’s Blacks Corner Christmas hampers

It’s a great touch and one that’s a real talking point over the dinner table.

Our hamper came with a melt-in-the-mouth Colston Bassett, a creamy blue that’s hailed as one of the last true stiltons; a satisfyingly hard Red Leicester that’s made by generations of the same family; a fluffy and faintly sherberty Dorstone named for the hill which the creamery sits upon in Herefordshire and a rich and faintly sweet Cornish Yarg inspired by a recipe that dates all the way back to 1615.

As well as working with around 25 cheese makers, Blacks Corner have also built relationships with Charcutiers who specialise in using meat from breeds that are free range or wild.

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