31 Jul 2017
This month, we’ve headed to the green grassy pastures of England to find our favourite cheeses. Delicious on their own, they’re also perfect for creating our must-have August snack – buttery, oozy cheese toasties.
Ford Farm cave aged cheddar, $69.95 per/kg
The cheddars produced at Ford Farm are made from cows milk, sourced from the lush pastures of the Ashley Chase Estate dairy in Dorset.
With a creamy colour, the cave-aged cheddar has a firm texture and sweet, earthy complex aromas. The flavours are big, robust and well-rounded.
Matured in the famous Wookey Hole caves, which have a constant temperature and high humidity, the cheddar has developed an earthy characteristic and distinctive nutty flavour that is often associated with cave aged cheeses
Quickes Traditional Red Leicester, $67.95 per/kg (see hero image)
Although the Quicke Family has been farming in South West England for over four they established the dairy 25 years ago.
Their Red Leicester is a one of the best around. Made from cow’s milk, it’s more complex and intense than the mass-produced supermarket varieties, and is a mellow cheese with a hard, granular texture. As it ripens, it develops a nuttiness, and a lemony creaminess with a glorious crumbly texture.
The cheese is produced by hand using traditional methods – the curds are milled twice before being placed into the moulds and being matured for four months.