Washed Rind Cheese

These cheeses range from semi hard to soft in texture and can generally be counted on to have strong aromas. Whilst maturing, they are washed or rubbed regularly in solutions such as brine which encourage a different mould to form on the rind, called B-Linens. This mould is characterised by its pink / orange colour and breaks down the cheese to be spongy in texture, making them ideal for melting.
840 - Ogleshield


A Jersey cow’s milk cheese washed in brine, similar in style to a Raclette

Ogleshield is on Manor Farm in North Cadbury near Yeovil, where montgomery Cheddar is made. The Montgomery family are third generation farmers and very little has changed about the methodology used in their cheese making process today, although using modern knowledge to create consistent quality. Even the same starter cultures that the family used over 70 years ago, continues to be used to ensure variety and depth of flavour in the cheese.

Alongisde the farm's herd of Friesian-Holsteins is a herd of jersey cows, the milk from which, always used to be sold as it was unsuitable for making Montgomery Cheddar. In 1998 a recipe was developed to use this jersey milk to make a hard cheese somewhere between Montgomery Cheddar and a tomme in style. The recipe was later adjusted by William Oglethorpe of Neal's Yard to include washing in brine, which keeps in more moisture and encourages the sticky orange rind to form.

Ogleshield is most similar to Raclette in style, with its rich, fruity flavours, and lends itself to melting just as well. Try using on a Raclette grill or simply melting in a sandwich!

Ogleshield won a Gold Medal at the 2015 British Cheese Awards

Unpasteurised PLU: 840
per 250g

Key Facts

  • Country Made In England
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Unpasteurised
  • Vegetarian No
  • Region Somerset
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Creamy and nutty
  • Accreditation None
  • Weight 250g

Store & Serve

All cut cheeses are cut to order and will have approximately 12 days shelf life on them from the date the order is despatched

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


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1780 kJ
  • Energy kcal430 kcal
  • Fat37 g
  •      of which saturates 26.0 g
  • Carbohydrates2.8 g
  •      of which sugars <0.1 g
  • Protein21.4 g
  • Salt2.4 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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