- Cheddar Cheeses
- What is Cheddar Cheese?
- Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar
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- Cheddar Gorge Mature
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- Pitchfork Cheddar
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- Extra Mature House Cheddar
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- Wookey Hole Cheddar PDO
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What is Cheddar Cheese?
Cheddar cheese originates from the village of Cheddar in Somerset, in the southwest of England. Traditionally Cheddar is a hard cheese with a sharp bite. Cheddar cheese does not have a PDO so it can be produced anywhere in the world. There are many varieties of Cheddar available.
In 2007, the protected designation of origin (PDO) name ‘West Country Farmhouse Cheddar’ was registered in the EU and the UK. This defined cheddar being produced from local milk within Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, manufactured using traditional methods.
Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar
GODMINSTER VINTAGE ORGANIC CHEDDAR is hand-made in Bruton, Somerset from the farm’s own 320-strong herd of organic dairy cows. Godminsters’ Vintage Organic Cheddar cheese is made from a traditional 90-year-old recipe and matured for up to 12 months. It is a firm pressed CHEDDAR with a smooth texture and a rich, mellow, extremely creamy flavour that lingers on the tongue. GODMINSTER VINTAGE ORGANIC CHEDDAR is distinctive in appearance thanks to its burgundy wax.
A beautiful addition to any cheeseboard, the creaminess of this organic cheese means it can be scooped out of the rind or sliced as normal.
‘Godminster was born of a passion for organic farming and wildlife conservation. Ever since Richard Hollingbery bought Godminster Farm in 1993, he and his team have been pursuing an environmentally friendly and ethical approach to farming. Their approach incorporates the organic principles to the land and the livestock’.
Cheddar Gorge Mature
Cheddar Gorge Mature is made by The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company in the village of Cheddar, Somerset. The family-owned, small artisan cheese makers have earned awards from around the world. The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company is the only producer of cheddar cheese in the village of Cheddar, Somerset and has been making traditional cheddar cheese since 2003.
CHEDDAR GORGE MATURE is made from UNPASTEURISED cow’s milk taken from local COWS that graze in the lush pastures surrounding CHEDDAR in Somerset. The pastures that the cows graze on influence the milk which in turn influences the cheese. The cheeses are matured for 12 months to allow the cheese to develop its distinctive flavour and texture.
Cheddar Gorge Mature is a vegetarian, robust strong cheese. Once Cheddar Gorge Mature has been tasted the strong yet mellow flavour develops in the mouth and lingers. This is a traditional classic cheddar, hard in texture with a nutty crunch. Although the cheese holds it own on any cheeseboard, the cheese can also be enjoyed simply with crackers and pickles
PITCHFORK CHEDDAR is a relatively new cheddar from the makers of Gorwydd Caerphilly. Hand-made by Todd and Maugan Trethowan near Weston Super Mare, in Somerset, this organic, full-flavoured organic cheese won gold in the mature cheddar category at the recent WORLD CHEESE AWARDS.
The milk is unpasteurised from their herd of Holstein and Jersey cows which graze on the Farm’s organic pastures. It is made to traditional farmhouse methods, in open vats in small batches before each cheese is bound in cloth and then matured for over a year.
PITCHFORK CHEDDAR’S name is a reference to the old farming tools used to toss the curd while mixing in the salt – a practice the Trethowans’ have since resurrected, imbuing their new-old cheddar with romance and history. Full-bodied, nutty, and sweet with a creamy texture that lingers on the palate.
Extra Mature House Cheddar
Extra Mature House Cheddar is a classic, full-flavoured creamy cheddar with a slight bite that is the perfect all-rounder to have in the fridge. This cheddar’s flavours sit nicely in between a creamy cheddar, for example, GODMINSTER and a more traditional farmhouse style cheddar such as PITCHFORK.
EXTRA MATURE HOUSE CHEDDAR is ideal for cooking, melting, enjoying crackers and giving to the children, this cheese fits the bill. The ideal cheese to stock up on and have in for those mac ‘n’ cheese moments!
Wookey Hole Cheddar PDO
WOOKEY HOLE CHEDDAR is a PDO Cheddar, handmade from rich local milk in Dorset and then transported to the Cheddar Gorge caves, where it is gently allowed to mature in damp, humid conditions.
Four hundred years ago there was no refrigeration and the historic Wookey Hole Caves near Wells in Somerset were the ideal place to mature cheeses. The temperature is a constant 11°C all year round, and the high humidity is also ideal to stop the cheese from drying out during its maturation storage. Ashley Chase Estate in Dorset is one of the few farms where authentic handmade Cheddar cheese is still produced.
PDO stands for “Protected Designation of Origin,” a product label established by European Union law in 1992 to protect the names of regional foods.
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