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Continental Cheese

Looking beyond France and Italy, we showcase the finest flavours and varieties of the continent, from Spanish Manchego to Norwegian Jarlsberg, our collection is an inspiration.

Dutch

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Edam Ball

Edam Ball

Aged for at least 17 weeks, edam ages well and does not spoil, it only hardens. Named after the town of Edam in Holland. The curds are a pale yellow colour.

  • NL
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Gouda

Gouda

An orange rinded semi-hard cheese made from cows’ milk. It is named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. Can be matured for up 36 months.

  • NL
  • Cow
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Gouda with Tomato and Olive

Gouda with Tomato and Olive

All of that great Gouda taste, with a little extra flair from the added tomato and olives. A gourmet cheese with a twist, perfect for pastas and sandwiches.

  • NL
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Honey Bee Goats Cheese

Honey Bee Goats Cheese

Made with pure goats milk and a drizzle of honey with a sweet, nutty taste. A wonderfully unique cheese.

  • NL
  • Goat
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Jersey Milk Gouda

Jersey Milk Gouda

Winner of Supreme Champion at the International Cheese Awards for 2016, this Jersey Hoeve bio is an organic cheese made from 100% organic Jersey milk.

  • NL
  • Cow
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Leerdammer

Leerdammer

Natural Dutch cheese with a recognisable nutty and creamy taste.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Old Amsterdam

Old Amsterdam

It has a pure, rich, walnut and buttery taste. Full flavoured and mature, with a firm texture it is perfect for grating over pasta.

  • NL
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Villa Bleu

Villa Bleu

A unique ‘blue cheese’ handmade using pasteurised cow’s milk. Deliciously blended with organic thyme and rosemary. This ‘blue cheese’ will surprise you, not just because of its delicious taste but also because of it’s unique aqua blue colour.

  • P
  • NL
  • Cow
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Villa Chorizo

Villa Chorizo

A Dutch cheese with a Spanish accent! The Villa Chorizo is a traditional Dutch farm cheese with chorizo herbs and truffle. Insanely creamy and has real spice.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Villa Cumin

Villa Cumin

Villa Cumin is farmhouse gouda, made from fresh Dutch raw milk. The cumin really gives this mild cheese a perfect farmhouse taste.

  • UnP
  • NL
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Villa Fenugreek

Villa Fenugreek

A goats cheese combined with fenugreek giving you a fresh, light and creamy cheese. With slightly spicy fenugreek seeds that give it a surprising flavour.

  • NL
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Villa Rosso

Villa Rosso

Villa Rosso is a farmers Gouda with red pesto, fenugreek and Italian herbs. Matured for approximately 8 weeks on wooden shelves, this creamy cheese has an eye-catching red colour.

  • NL
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Villa Truffo

Villa Truffo

This creamy smooth Gouda style cheese has a generous sprinkling of delicate black Italian summer truffles. Extremely popular for modern day cheeseboards - ideal for truffle lovers.

  • NL
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Villa Verde

Villa Verde

With it’s own mixture of herbs and spices consisting of green pesto, pine nuts and fenugreek, Villa Verde is a very tasty and has a spicy character to it with a good balance of flavours.

  • NL

German

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Cambozola

Cambozola

The extremely popular German blue Brie style cheese with a mild flavour.

  • V
  • P
  • DE
  • Cow
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Montagnola Affine

Montagnola Affine

The supreme champion at Nantwich’s international cheese awards in 2012. A deliciously creamy cheese laced with blue culture giving it a distinctive sweet aroma and delicate texture.

  • V
  • P
  • DE
  • Cow

Greek

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Halloumi

Halloumi

A pasteurised cow’s milk cheese, used primarily grilled and coated in mint.

  • V
  • P
  • GR
  • Cow
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Original Greek Feta

Original Greek Feta

Made from 70% ewes milk and 30% goats milk, the genuine article, it is organic and suitable for vegetarians.

  • V
  • P
  • GR
  • Ewe
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Unique Naturally Smoked Feta

Unique Naturally Smoked Feta

We were the first ever to devise and sell this product, wonderfully unique.

  • V
  • P
  • GR
  • Ewe

Norwegian

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Gjetost

Gjetost

A caramelised goat cheese with a medium brown in colour, made from goat and cow’s milk, it is usually sliced very thin in curls on a nice crusty bread.

  • P
  • NO
  • Cow
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Jarlsberg

Jarlsberg

Typically looking like a cheese you would see in a cartoon, Jarlsberg boasts a similar look to emmental with various round holes in it with a slightly sweet taste.

  • P
  • NO
  • Cow

Spanish

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Finca Pascualete Retorta

Finca Pascualete Retorta

A very creamy cheese, with an almost liquid texture.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Idiazabal Ewes Smoked

Idiazabal Ewes Smoked

Idiazabal is a traditional farmhouse hard cheese made from raw milk. It is produced in a cylinder shape with a smooth and hard natural rind that is a pale yellow colour.

  • UnP
  • ES
  • Ewe
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Mahon

Mahon

Made on the island of Menorca, a hard pressed cheese, once matured it is coated in paprika and oil to give it an orange rind.

  • UnP
  • ES
  • Cow
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Manchego 6 months mature

Manchego 6 months mature

Mature for at least six months, a very adaptable cheese ideal for both cooking or on a cheeseboard.

Also available Unpastuerised (12 month matured)

  • UnP
  • ES
  • Ewe
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Moluengo Goats Cheese Log

Moluengo Goats Cheese Log

An ash coated, geotrichum rind log, similar to a St. Maure. Made with raw milk

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Monte Enebro

Monte Enebro

Monte Enebro is a soft-ripened goats cheese, handmade exclusively by legendary cheese maker Rafael Baez and his daughter in Avila, Spain. This semi-soft cheese is white, somewhat chalky and has a creamy yet acidic taste.

  • P
  • ES
  • Goat
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Serramunt Blanc D'Oli

Serramunt Blanc D'Oli

This brie is delicate and delicious, described in tasting notes as ‘blooming’. Works really well with flavours of caramelised nuts, figs and honey.

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Valdeon Picos Europa Blue

Valdeon Picos Europa Blue

Made on small farms in the mountains of Picos Europa, it is left to mature on wooden floors, where it is covered in silage. Once washed the cheese is wrapped in maple leaves which add to its distinctive flavour.

  • P
  • ES
  • Cow
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Zamorano Gran Reserva

Zamorano Gran Reserva

A stunning unpasteurised sheep’s milk cheese, matured for up to 18 months.

Swiss

Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Appenzeller

Appenzeller

A pasteurised hard pressed cheese. A powerful creamy taste with cheddar-like undertones.

  • UnP
  • CH
  • Cow
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Cave Aged Swiss Gruyere Wedge

Cave Aged Swiss Gruyere Wedge

It’s a moist, chilly remote underground cave in Kaltbach near Lucerne, Switzerland, this cheese is mature for 12 months. Cave aged gruyere is a step up in flavour to traditional Gruyere, and has a denser, thicker texture.

  • UnP
  • CH
  • Cow
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Gruyere Block King Cut

Gruyere Block King Cut

A traditional creamy, unpasteurised semi-soft cheese. The natural, rusty brown rind is hard, dry and pitted with tiny holes.

  • UnP
  • CH
  • Cow
Michael Lee Fine Cheeses - Tete de Moine

Tete de Moine

Tête de Moine AOP, literally monk’s head, is a cylindrical, smeared semi-hard, unpasteurised cheese weighing around 800 grams. It boasts a very fine consistency, which melts in the mouth.