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 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.
The name, Pitchfork, 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.