Grilled cheese subscription business Cheese Posties has launched an express service that allows consumers to send one-off boxes to family and friends.

Called Cheese Posties Express, consumers can choose from a selection of 10 flavours to send through the post, which represents a “cut down version” of its 30-plus menu options.

Until now, consumers have only been able to get Cheese Posties via a subscription service, which allowed them to receive a postie every week, fortnight or monthly.

Using Cheese Posties Express, for £5.49, recipients will get all the ingredients required, including bread, cheese, butter and any other flavours and fillings required to make the sandwich, as well as a reusable Teflon bag to toast it in.

Flavours available via the express service include the Hawaiian, featuring mozzarella, bacon bits and pineapple jam; the Bloody Mary with Red Leicester, tomato sauce and hot sauce; as well as the Chilli Con Queso – Monterey Jack, cream cheese and chilli pickle.

 “We’ve had a lot of requests, since launching our subscription service, for the opportunity to send individual posties direct to friends, loved ones and even clients,” Cheese Posties founding director Dave Rotheroe told British Baker.

“Until now, it has proven complicated logistically as a small and agile business. However, our recent growth has allowed us to expand. Cheaper than sending almost all other similar gifts, Cheese Posties Express will be a simple and cost-effective way of saying ‘thanks’, ‘congratulations’ or ‘hey, we’d like to do business with you’. We’re really excited about the possibilities it opens up for us and our customers.”

Rotheroe added that more menu options would be included in the future, as well as seasonal specials and brand partnerships. A vegan option is also in the pipeline.

Here’s the full list of flavours available via the express service:

  • White Choc Bomb – Mozzarella, white chocolate and raspberry
  • Veggie Lasagne – Mozzarella, cream cheese and tomato sauce
  • Taj Mahal – Monterey Jack, curry sauce and chilli pickle
  • Smokehouse – Smoked cheese, bacon bits and BBQ sauce
  • Pepperoni Pizza – Mozzarella, tomato sauce and pepperoni
  • Hawaiian – Mozzarella, bacon bits and pineapple jam
  • Chilli Con Queso – Monterey Jack, cream cheese and chilli pickle
  • Cheesy Garlic Bread – Mozzarella, garlic & herb butter and tomato dip
  • Bloody Mary – Red Leicester, tomato sauce and hot sauce
  • Apple Pie – Red Leicester, apple sauce and cinnamon