Sinodun Hill – Made by Frazer Norton & Rachel Yarrow in Oxfordshire The initial make process takes place over 4 days after which it is ripened for up to 21 days to develop the rind and bring out complexity in the flavour and texture. The rennet is vegetarian, derived from the cardoon thistle. The result is a flavoursome cheese with a fresh, citrus flavour which deepens as it ages to reveal almond and red fruit notes. Its rind is a stunning ivory colour and seasonally develops a dusting of blue and grey moulds as it ages, which add to the flavour and character of the cheese.
Driftwood – Made by Roger Longman in Whitelake, SomersetAs it’s age increases, Driftwood develops more intense & tangy flavours and can e enjoyed both young and mature. Driftwood is just one of a number of goats milk cheese made by Roger who is an expert in this field
Sparkenhoe Blue Shropshire 250g
Sparkenhoe Shropshire Blue – Made by Will Clark in LeicestershireJo and David Clarke have built an enviable reputation for making the only raw milk, clothbound, farmhouse Red Leicester in the UK. Now their son, Will, has returned to the family farm to take up the challenge of making the UK’s only raw milk Shropshire Blue. Will makes this to the same recipe as his Sparkenhoe Blue, but adds annatto to the milk, just as they do for their Sparkenhoe Red Leicester. This gives the cheese its glorious colour. The paste ranges from a blush, peach tone to a deeper hue next to the blue veins, as the curd begins to break down. The taste is buttery and mellow with a gentle spice to finish.
Aveline is a soft, white bloomed, raw ewes (sheep's) milk cheese made by Tim and Angela on Homewood farm in Ubley, Somerset. Named after Aveline's Hole, the oldest scientifically-dated burial grounds in Somerset. The purposeful hole, as well as a nod to the caves, provides a purposeful use allowing equal ripening of the cheese.As a raw milk cheese the flavour changes throughout the year, in the winter Aveline is very soft and milky tasting, while in the summer Aveline is stronger and firmer. Aveline is made with vegetarian rennet making it suitable for vegetarians and also those with lactose intolerance.Each invidually wrapped cheese is approximately 150g.Homewood cheeses specialise in unpasteurised, artisan ewes milk cheeses. Aveline makes a stunning centre piece, whether on a cheese board or as the very top layer of a celebration cake of cheese.
Old Winchester 250g
Strong, crunchy cheese with an attitude.Cow, pasteurised, vegetarian.Sold in 250g. If you would like a larger wedge please use multiples of this (ie 500g = 2 x 250g) and leave a note at checkout.
Little Lilly – Made by Roger Longman in Whitelake, Somerset A white bloom cheese (brie style) made with unpasteurised goats
Yorkshire Blue 180g
Yorkshire Blue - Made by Shepherds Purse in YorkshireAn ideal blue cheese for those who don't usually go for a blue cheese. Creamy, sweet and mild, the flavour will develop the older the cheese gets. Made in Yorkshire at Shepherd's Purse led by the infamous Mrs Bell, Judy, is now joined by her two daughters making this an all-female cheesemaker. Yorkshire Blue is made from pasteurised cows' milk Yorkshire Blue was the first blue cheese to be made in Yorkshire for 30 years in 1995. Since then its won a cluster of awards and it's easy to see why. This handmade cheese is turned every week during its 8-week maturation which makes for a smooth texture and even blueing. As Yorkshire Blue is made with vegetarian rennet it is suitable for vegetarians.