Hard Cheese

Generally these cheeses are the longest matured and have the smallest moisture content. Hard cheeses normally come either cloth bound, wax covered or with a natural rind.
106 - Cheddar Truckle

Cheddar Truckle

A mini cloth bound cheddar with a distinctive, fruity flavour.

This cheese is made with vegetarian rennet but due to lard being used to adhere the cloth to the rind, it cannot be classed as a vegetarian product.

In the heart of the stunning Bride Valley in Dorset, Paxton & Whitfield's Cheddar Truckles are handmade to a traditional recipe using pasteurised milk from local herds. The Truckles are then taken and matured in the historic Wookey Hole Caves of Wells, Somerset, where the flavour picks up a distinctive complexity from the unique environment.

Wookey Hole Caves have existed for millions of years, and first provided a safe and comfortable place to live for the Celtic People of the Iron Age, as then, like now, they held a consistent temperature of 11 degrees celcius.The cheeses are kept in this caves to mature for up to three Months.

This is a specialist cheese which is made to exacting specifications regarding geography, milk source and recipe, earning it a coveted Protected Designation of Origin (PDO).

Paxton's Cave Aged Cheddar Truckle is distinctively fruity and has a nutty bite. It has underlying earthy notes absorbed from its maturation period in the caves at Wookey Hole, and a very dense consistency that is satisfying in the mouth.

Once home, this cheese should be stored in a refrigerator and turned every few days to distribute the moisture evenly throughout the cheese. Please note the cloth should be removed before eating. This can easily be done with a knife.

PLU: 106
per cheese

Key Facts

  • Country Made In England
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Pasteurised
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Region Dorset
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Full and fruity
  • Accreditation PDO
  • Weight 1.8kg

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 DrinkHeavy red


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk).
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1725 kJ
  • Energy kcal416 kcal
  • Fat34.9 g
  •      of which saturates 21.7 g
  • Carbohydrates0.1 g
  •      of which sugars 0.1 g
  • Protein25.4 g
  • Salt1.8 g

  • Name & address of food supplierPaxton & Whitfield Ltd, 93 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JE

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 sales@paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk.

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