A handpicked selection of 4 Artisan and Farmhouse cheeses with descriptions and a box of crackers.
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CHEESE SELECTION – SEPTEMBER 2019
FORD FARM VINTAGE CHEDDAR - ENGLAND – COW’S MILK – PASTEURISED - VEGETARIAN. Ford Farm’s Vintage West Country Farmhouse Cheddar is a made from pure and rich West Country milk sourced from local grazing herds that benefit from the plentiful & lush pastures of the surrounding countryside. It has been awarded Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status. Although Cheddar cheese is made all over the world, when it comes to great Farmhouse Cheddar, there is no substitute for the real thing. The cheese is made by hand in the dairy to traditional methods with a tried and trusted recipe. Once pressed into blocks, the cheese is left to mature for up to twelve months until it achieves an unrivalled complexity & depth of flavour. Creamy & smooth in texture but deliciously savoury, rich & mature. Best enjoyed with a medium/dry Somerset Cider.
GORGONZOLA DULCE - ITALY – COW’S MILK - UNPASTEURISED.
Meaning "sweet" in Italian, Gorgonzola "Dolce" DOP is a soft, blue, buttery cheese. The cheese took its name from a small town in Lombardy near Milan, where it said to have been born in the 12th century. It has a white or pale yellow, buttery and melty paste speckled with a homogeneous distribution of blue coloured veins. The rind is compact, rough, hard and grey/pinkish in colour but not edible. Flavours are not very assertive but sweet, mild with notes of sour cream and lactic tang. It ages a minimum of 50 days to develop its unique characteristics. It recently won Super Gold at the 2014 World Cheese Awards and was also judged as one of the world’s 62 best cheeses.
BONDE DE GATINE - FRANCE – GOAT’S MILK – UNPASTEURISED. A bonde is an old fashioned cork, traditionally used to seal barrels of wine, which accounts for this cheese's unique drum shape and subsequent naming. This superior farm cheese comes from the marshy Gatine area of Poitou. The area is also known for its apple orchards. Raising goats is a local tradition, and the inhabitants are proud of their cheese making. Ash-coated with a wrinkled rind, the interior pate is deliciously smooth and rich, bursting with a light, fruity, and earthy tang. With proper maturing in humid cellar, the interior breaks down gorgeously under the rind, creating a dual texture that is unmatched by other cheeses of the region.
MERRY WYFE OF BATH - ENGLAND – COW’S MILK – ORGANICE - PASTEURISED – VEGETARIAN. An award-winning washed-rind cheese made with our Wyfe of Bath curds which are pressed and then washed in cider every other day for four weeks (hence the name ‘Merry’ Wyfe!). The cider is made by Graham Padfield from organic apples harvested on the farm. This cheese has a distinctive pungent orange (edible) rind and a rich, creamy texture. Only launched in May 2017, the “Merry Wyfe” has already won gold at three cheese awards: The World Cheese Awards, the Artisan Cheese Awards at Melton Mowbray and the Global Cheese Awards at Frome.
FINE ENGLISH LEMON, SEA SALT & EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL CRACKERS. Intentionally subtle, so as to never overwhelm the cheese. Flavoured with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of sea salt.