Our broadest category. 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. If the cheeses are not sold as individual units but by weight, we sell them online in multiples of 250g and will always send each cheese cut as one piece unless directed otherwise. If you require more than one piece of the same cheese, please state this in the comments box.
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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 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.
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.
Recipes using this cheese:
Ale No 93
A superb ale of great character. Golden colour with a spicy hop character, soft fruitiness and some strength.
Old Yorkshire Chutney
An excellent mixed fruit chutney made with the finest Bramley apples to add a subtle tangy flavour.
Cheese bites Cheddar
A crisp and light water biscuit bite, piled full of West Country farmhouse cheddar.