Christmas 2014 at A.Gold

A.Gold shop and deli, Spitalfields - Christmas

A.Gold is packed full of traditional, nostalgic and delicious things for Christmas.

This is a selection of our fresh goods which will be available in the shop and to order this year.

Our Products page has details of some of the packaged items on our shelves. There are also plenty more seasonal products, so nothing beats popping in. We hope to see you soon and wish you a very hearty Christmas!

See below for ordering information

Mince pies

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Homemade Christmas mince pies

Mince Pies We make our own every year. Rich and spicy, generously filled and with a buttery shortcrust pastry, A.Gold mince pies are just the thing to pass round at Christmas. Grab one to go for £1.60 or a dozen for £18.00

British Farm Cheeses

A carefully selected range of classic UK farm cheeses, available from Friday 12th December.

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Colston Bassett Stilton cheese

Colston Bassett Stilton This classic cheese has a rich minerally tang and a buttery texture. It's strong without being sharp or over-powering. Rich, fruity, savoury. This is probably the UK's finest Stilton and should grace every Christmas table.
Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire
Pasteurised cow's milk / non-veg rennet

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Lincolnshire Poacher

Lincolnshire Poacher A rich, long-lasting flavour with sweet, nutty notes and a sharp tang. A hint of pineapples! The texture is smooth, dense and creamy.
Alford, Lincolnshire
Unpasteurised cow's milk / non-veg rennet

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Tunworth cheese

Tunworth a Camembert-style cheese. Rich, sweet, nutty and milky with a pleasingly vegetal flavour. Long lasting, mouth-filling and rich.
Pasteurised cow's milk / non-veg rennet

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Stinking Bishop cheese

Stinking Bishop Rind washed in Perry (pear cider) this wonderfully pungent cheese tastes of fruity alcohol. It can vary from springy and firm to a gorgeous runny paste.
Pasteurised cow's milk / vegetable rennet

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Old Ford goats cheese cheese

Old Ford This hard goat's cheese from Mary Holbrook at Sleight Farm has risen to prominence as one of the best English goat's cheeses. Saturated and intense, with floral and spice aromas.
Timsbury, Somerset
Unpasteurised goat's milk / non-veg rennet

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Berkswell cheese

Berkswell Rich, sweet and nutty - sometimes with a fruity acidity, sometimes creamy and biscuity - the flavours are always long, deep and mouth-filling. The texture can be slightly grainy and depending on age varies from quite firm to relatively soft.
West Midlands
Unpasteurised sheep's milk / non-veg rennet

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Cornish Brie cheese

Cornish Brie Cornish Brie has a delicious mild and creamy flavour and melting, smooth texture. The rich and creamy Cornish milk gives it a characteristic yellow, buttery colour
Pasteurised cow's milk / vegetable rennet

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Black Bomber cheese

Black Bomber cheddar A smooth and crumbly easy-eating cheddar. Strong but also sweet with a fruity finish. Perfect with all types of pickles and chutneys.
Snowdonia, Wales
Pasteurised cow's milk / vegetable rennet
by weight or mini-truckles 200g

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Red Devil cheese

Red Devil This Red Leicester cheese with chillies & crushed pepper will spice up your cheeseboard. Red Devil packs a punch but is smooth and deep flavoured. Wonderful melted on toast or added to any recipe for extra zing.
Snowdonia, Wales
Pasteurised cow's milk / vegetable rennet
mini-truckles 200g

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Ruby Mist cheese

Ruby Mist An indulgent cheese - smooth, rich mature cheddar laced with port and brandy.
Pasteurised cow's milk / vegetable rennet
mini-truckles 200g

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Red Storm cheese

Red Storm Punchy, flavoursome and creamy, the latest cheese from the Snowdonia Cheese Company redefines a Red Leicester, with an intense depth of flavour.
Pasteurised cow's milk / vegetable rennet
mini-truckles 200g


A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Alderton Ham

Alderton Ham Made on a small scale by a family in Nottinghamshire with fresh English legs of ham, steamed and baked on the bone with an old fashioned marmalade glaze. No water or colouring is added and the hams arrive ready to carve. Ideal for special occasions. We can't praise it highly enough.
Half ham on the bone - min 2.75kg - serves 15 - £49.95
Half ham off the bone - min 2kg - serves 15 - £52.50
Whole ham on the bone - min 5.5kg - serves 20-25 - £89.95

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - honey roast ham

Honey Roast Ham For five generations family firm Bearfields of London have been producing premium hams. We use their excellent honey-roast ham in our sandwiches and love its balanced, sweet flavour and excellent texture.
Sliced per 100g - £2.20
Half ham off the bone - min 2.5kg - serves 15-20 - £40.00
Whole ham off the bone - min 5kg - serves 20-25 - £60.00

Pies & Parfaits

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Game Pie

Festive Game Pie This is a delicious pie for a family buffet or special occasion. Boxing Day would be perfect. A combination of pheasant, pork, pigeon, chicken liver, prunes, cinnamon, ginger and Armagnac. Pretty too, with a festive topping of bright red cranberries.
500g - serves 2-4 - £13.95
1.5kg Celebration - Serves 10-12 - £48.95

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Gourmet Pork Pie

Suffolk Pork Pie The perfect pie for a cold lunch or starter. The pork is from free-range pigs reared in Blythburgh, Suffolk; the pastry is crisp and the seasoning perfect.
Individual 4 X 150g each - serves 4 - £16.95
500g - serves 2-4 - £9.95
2.5kg Celebration - serves 15-20 - £49.50

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Mrs Kings Melton Mowbray Pork Pie

Mrs King's Melton Mowbray Pork Pies The recipe dates back to 1853. Delicious then and delicious now, these classic Melton Mowbray pork pies are made from the finest cuts of British pork. They have a rich golden pastry with a characteristic belly shape. Inside succulent coarse-cut uncured pork with a peppery aftertaste is surrounded by a soft jelly stock.
300g - serves 1-2 - £4.95
500g - serves 3-4 - £7.50

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Chicken Liver and Brandy Parfait

Chicken Liver and Brandy Parfait Smooth, rich and melt-in-the-mouth this pate is perfect served with crisp toast, crispbread or oatcakes.
225g jar - serves 3-5 - £8.95

Smoked Salmon & fish

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Smoked salmon

Smoked Salmon - London Cure We use this delicious salmon in our sandwiches. Harry Forman, H Forman's founder, devised the 'London Cure' to show off the quality of his salmon rather than cloud it in smoke. Low in salt and generously sliced, this is delicate and softly smoky. Remember, un-sliced sides are delivered untrimmed and with pin bones.
Hand sliced - 200g serves 3-4 - £9.95
Hand-sliced - 400g serves 6-8 - £18.95
Hand-sliced side - 900g serves 10-12 - £39.95

Wild Smoked Salmon Wild salmon has extra flavour because it has a natural diet and swims freely in the open ocean before returning to its native river. The flavour is gamey and the texture creamy with a melt in the mouth flavour enhanced by just a hint of pure oak smoke. This is a rare treat. Un-sliced sides are delivered untrimmed.
Hand sliced - 100g serves 1-2 - £11.95
Hand sliced - 200g serves 3-4 - £22.95
Hand sliced - 400g serves 6-8 - £42.50
Hand sliced side - 600g serves 8-10 - £59.95
Hand sliced side - 900g serves 10-12 - £89.50

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Potted Shrimp

Potted Shrimps Gold medal winners at the Great Taste Awards, these are plump, sweet and encased in clarified butter infused with lemon balm and spring onion. A fantastic starter. Serve at room temperature so the butter melts into your toast. The 225g shrimp is presented in a reusable Kilner jar.
85g pot serves 1 - £3.95
225g jar serves 3-5 - £11.95

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - Potted Lobster

Potted Lobster An award-winning Forman's classic. The best cooked meat is selected and potted with lobster-infused clarified butter in a re-usable Kilner jar. Heavenly with bread or toast. An impressive starter for a dinner party.
225g jar serves 3-5 - £16.50

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - fish cakes

Homemade Fish Cakes Packed with proper chunks of fresh fish with subtle seasoning. One is a filling meal and they come two to a pack. A simple, satisfying supper for a night off during the festive week. Fry in butter (with a drop of oil to prevent it burning) for 2-3 minutes each side.
Salmon & Lobster Fishcakes 2 x 150g - £7.50
Classic Smoked Haddock Fishcakes 2 x 150g - £5.95
Thai Crab Fishcakes 2 x 150g - £6.95
Hot-smoked Salmon Fishcakes 2 x 150g - £6.50

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - mackerel pate

Mackerel Pate Smoked super-fresh whole mackerel create this devilishly moreish pate which comes in a smart, re-usable kilner jar. Serve on toast or on crisp breads for a simple canape.
225g jar serves 3-5 - £6.50

For afters

A.Gold deli, Spitalfields - brandy butter

Brandy Butter This rich sauce, made with unsalted butter and good cognac, would be the perfect accompaniment to one of our Tiptree Christmas Puddings. Presented in a reusable kilner jar.
225g jar serves 6-8 - £6.50

Ordering information

Please order the following items by Monday 15th December: Alderton Ham, Honey-roast Ham, Festive Game Pie, Suffolk Pork Pie and Mrs King's Pies.

All other items can be ordered with 24 hours notice or more - up to 23rd December. We are open for collection of orders up to and including Christmas Eve.

We will have mince pies from the beginning of December and cheeses from Friday 12th December.

Please telephone 020 7247 2487, email or drop in to place your order.

Baskets can be made up in the shop - just select the size of basket and the items you would like and we will pack it for you while you wait. If we can't make it up immediately we will ask you to pop back to collect. If you are thinking of a large order, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Sorry, we are unable to deliver (unless you live round the corner - in which case invite us in for a glass of sherry).

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Christmas Hampers & Baskets - A.Gold deli, Spitalfields London

This Christmas we are offering a selection of lined open baskets to fill with goodies from the shop.

The baskets are sturdy and will provide good storage long after their contents have been consumed.

Once you've selected your items (which really must include a sugar mouse) we can supply wood straw and pack and cover them in clear cellophane for you, while you wait.

Remember, as well as items from the shelves you can also select fresh goods to be added to your basket - a cut of one of our farmhouse cheeses or H Forman's smoked salmon perhaps?

A.Gold sugar mouse
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