We have an extensive range of cheeses suitable for vegetarians and these are identified by the symbol
Many of our cheese selections and hampers can also be modified to only include cheeses suitable for vegetarians - the symbol
identifies where this is possible.
During the making of cheese an enzyme (rennet) is used which causes milk to solidify. Traditionally, this enzyme was found in the stomachs of young calves. The same enzyme is also present in a number of plants, such as thistles, but in very small quantities. Most rennet used today is made in the laboratory. Further information on what is defined as 'cheese suitable for vegetarians' can be obtained from the Vegetarian Society.