Four beautiful cheddars all from the same county. What a great way to experience the flavour profile of each cheese and see how different they are considering how they are all neighbours!
Pitchfork 250g – Made by Trethowen Brothers near Weston Super Mare, Somerset
This cheese is first class picked by our Head of Cheese, James (World Cheese Judge) at the World Cheese Awards in Bergamo. It went on to become Englands best cheese 2019. As a result It is often in short supply, so, get it while you can! It’s flavour has savoury tones, is well balanced by bright acidity and hints of tropical fruit. It has a long lasting tangy finish. This works well with our handmade chutney and a good cider.
Westcombe 250g – Made by Tom Carver in Westcombe, Somerset
Westcombe Cheddar has a deep complex flavour with a mellow lactic tang and long notes of citrus, hazelnut and caramel. The texture is structured and firm, with a smooth breakdown that keeps the flavours lingering on your palate.
Montgomery 250g – Made by Jamie Montgomery in North Cadbury, Somerset
Montgomery cheese has been made within the Montgomery family for over 70 years and great pains are made to ensure that the recipe and quality of the cheese remain the same. So committed to the original production methods, Montgomery Cheddar still uses the traditional source of enzymes used to start the curd, calf rennet – which is one of the reasons why the Montgomery Cheddar Cheese has such character.
Keens Mature 250g – Made by George Keen in Wincanton, Somerset
It is made from unpasteurized cow’s milk from their own herd of grass-fed cows living on the farm. The cheddar uses a traditional recipe passed down by preceding generations. It is pressed and bathed for three days and matured for 16 to 18 months. The resulting cheese is dense with a rich and creamy texture. It has savoury, mustardy, juicy and a sharp sting at the end. Another version called ‘extra mature unpasteurised cheddar’ is matured for at least an extra six months.