Quince, Orange And Chestnut Chutney With Davidstow® Cheddar…

Do you like to make up a cheese board? We love to make them here. All our family loves to eat cheese. A cheese board is perfect for any celebration. Served up at a party. An after dinner party treat. At an all you can eat buffet. Or a Saturday night treat in front of the TV with a nice glass of red wine.

Today I am sharing a chutney recipe to serve up with your next cheese board party.

Quince, Orange and Chestnut Chutney with Davidstow® cheddar. This is a great festive chutney that pairs well with Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage and Davidstow® 18 Month Extra Mature cheddar. Make the chutney well in advance to when you’d like to use it as it develops in flavour as the weeks go by.


  • 4 quinces, peeled and diced
  • 2 pears, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
  • 4g fennel seeds
  • 10g mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 7g ginger powder
  • 320g white wine vinegar
  • 150g sugar
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 ½ orange peel, grated using a fine grater
  • 150g cooked whole chestnuts chopped. These can be found in most supermarkets


1. Place all the ingredients above, except the pears and chestnuts, together in a saucepan. Cook down slowly, stirring continuously. 

2. Add the pears 30 minutes into the cooking time. Cook the pear for a further 15 minutes. 

3. Finish with the chestnuts, stir in well and remove the chutney from the heat. Chill this down in the refrigerator. 

4. Add it to a medium sterilized Kilner jar.

Recipe credit:  Created by Lee Westcott for Davidstow®

What are your essentials for a perfect cheese board?

Crackers, grapes, chutney and a nice glass of red wine would be on my list.

How about trying this Quince Orange And Chestnut Chutney With Davidstow® Cheddar too?

Claire Justine

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  1. kerry norris
    18th December 2016 / 10:44 pm

    I do love a good chutney to go with cheese. I honestly don't think I've ever tried quince x

  2. Talya
    19th December 2016 / 1:36 pm

    I am an avid consumer of chutney but have never made my own…perhaps it is time I did! This recipe looks lovely

  3. Sophie
    19th December 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Wow this sounds delicious! A good cheeseboard is one of the best things about Christmas!

  4. ana de jesus
    19th December 2016 / 11:43 pm

    I have to say this might be the best sounding chutney ever. I like the idea of combining orange with chesnut!

  5. Julie's Creative Lifestyle
    20th December 2016 / 3:01 pm

    This sounds so good Claire! Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J! Have a Merry Christmas! 🙂

  6. Margarett Murphy
    20th December 2016 / 6:36 pm

    This looks tasty. I could just eat this.

  7. Teresa B
    22nd December 2016 / 10:26 am

    I've never made chutney before, but this one sounds really good. Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party this week, and happy holidays!

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