Soft Cheese

Cheeses such as Camembert. Generally, they ripened from their rinds leading to a breakdown of the interior, giving a sumptuous, creamy consistency.
150 - Cerney


An attractive pyramid shaped cheese coated with an ash and sea salt mix. Dense textured with a delicate citrus flavour

Cerney Cheese is made in the Cotswold just north of Cirencester. It is the brainchild of Lady Angus who has developed the recipe since 1983, drawing on the traditions of Valencay cheese from the Loire valley.

The cheese takes three days to make. On the first day the starter and rennet are added. On day 2, the curds have separated from the whey and are put into moulds and on day 3 , they are taken out of the moulds and sprinkled with a mixture of oak ash and salt, which give the cheese its striking black appearance. Maturation takes only a few days at the farm but several weeks at Paxton & Whitfield.

Cerney has a delightful thick mousse like texture and a fresh, mild flavour when eaten at 1 or 2 weeks but will develop a deeper, fuller flavour as it matures. It shares many similarities with Valancay - its shape and production process but tastes noticeably different, with less of a goat flavour. This is attributed to the French farmers keeping their male and female animals together, which can give the milk a distinct "billy goat" flavour, whereas in England, they are kept separately.

Cerney was awarded Silver Medal at 2016 British Cheese Awards

Cerney was awarded super gold in the 2015 Wolrd Cheese Awards and previously in 2013

Cerney wins medals every year at the British Cheese Awards and won the coveted title Supreme Champion in 2001.

Not for export  Goat Unpasteurised PLU: 150
per cheese

Key Facts

  • Country Made In England
  • Type of Milk Goat
  • Pasteurisation Unpasteurised
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Region Gloucestershire
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Salty and citrus
  • Accreditation None
  • Weight 250 g

Store & Serve

Individual cheeses will carry their own Best Before/Use By Date, we endeavour to give a minimum of 7 days from the date the order is despatched

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkGavi


  • IngredientsGoats' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1292 kJ
  • Energy kcal312 kcal
  • Fat26.1 g
  •      of which saturates 17.9 g
  • Carbohydrates4.0 g
  •      of which sugars 1.9 g
  • Protein15.0 g
  • Salt1.4 g

  • Name & address of food supplierCerney Cheese, Chapel Farm,North Cerney,Cirencester,Gloucestershire,United Kingdom,GL7 7DE

These summary details have been prepared for information purposes only. While we have taken care in preparing this summary and believe it is accurate, it is not a substitute for reading the product packaging and label prior to use. Paxton & Whitfield is unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. If you require specific advice, please contact our mail order team on 01451 823460 or email

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