Contemporary price lists described the 'delicate Cheshires snug in their special linen shirts, rich red cheese from the Low Countries, luscious Gorgons from the mountain pastures' of Italy. There were Stiltons decorated with ribbon rosettes, genuine Swiss Gruyère, and specialities such as French Gervais, Roquefort and Port Salut.
This 1894 advertisement described the cheeses available:
Sainsbury's was 'the only house in
Surrey' to stock so many cream cheeses, including regional cheeses
like soft 'green' cheese and York Creams, which are no longer
The above advertisement included a large section of text. To see it please refer to the Reference Library.