30 Jul 2019
A Fresh Look For Our Cheese Deliveries
14 Aug 2019
Over the past few months we’ve been beavering away behind the scenes to come up with improved ways to package our cheese deliveries. We’ve always felt that the cheeses we stock are truly world-class, and we wanted to ensure that the way we package them when we’re sending them out to customers reflects that quality and also helps to tell the story behind the cheeses and the producers that we work with. At the same time we thought we could change the types of materials we were using to help us become more environmentally friendly and reduce our carbon footprint.
With the help of our wonderful designer Jo, from Koncept Design, we’ve come up with a new box that we’re really excited about. The box has a lid that lifts up to reveal the contents, and the inside of the box features a map of Wales showing the locations of our 14 producers. We’ve also included some Welsh language elements for the first time. The boxes are now made here in Wales, just a few miles away from us, and they’re made out of FSC certified sustainable card.
The boxes are also much sturdier than our previous boxes, so they will protect and insulate the cheeses better and they’re also a little larger so they can comfortably accommodate whole 3kg wheels of Thelma Caerffili, Black Bomber and others, as well as our larger gift box and cheeseboard selections such as the Fine Cheese and Accompaniments Gift Box and our Large Welsh Cheeseboard.
We’re also now using an innovative new insulating material that is entirely natural as well as completely compostable – sheeps wool! We’re working with a company called Woolcool who make thermal packaging sheets that are both reusable and biodegradable. These little woollen blankets also help to keep our cheeses safe from any knocks and bumps on their journey too.
Our next packaging improvement is going to be to introduce a much smaller box for smaller orders. This will allow us to send packages of just one or two cheeses much more efficiently than we can at the moment, and again help to reduce our carbon footprint.
If you’ve had a package of cheese from us recently we hope you’ve enjoyed the new packaging, and if you’ve not yet seen it perhaps now is the perfect time to place an order!