Soft Cheese

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

St Eadburgha whole

An organic soft cows milk cheese made just outside Stratford upon Avon

Made at Gorsehill Abbey Farm on the edge of the Vale of Evesham, St Eadburgha is named after the saint of the old church in the local town of Broadway. Michael and Diane Stacey have been farming there for over 35 years and have been making cheese commercially since 2003. The farm has been registered as organic since 1990, although it has been managed along organic lines for much longer. The farm's cows are traditional breeds recognised for the quality of their milk; Friesian (black and white) and Simmental / Montbeliarde (red & white). They graze pastures, some of which are hundreds of years old, and also orchards of ancient perry pear trees that are used in the making of the popular cider-style drink.

St Eadburgha is a white rinded cheese similar in style to some better examples of Camembert. The rind is developed by the growth of penicillin and related moulds which are sprayed onto the surface of the cheese when it is young. As the cheese matures these moulds help to develop and enhance the cheese's characteristic flavour and the centre to become softer and more creamy. Eventually the flavour will become stronger and more pungent, and the rind will gradually darken.

St Eadburgha has an appealing crinkly white rind and is mild and firm when young but gradually develops more flavour and a creamier texture as it ages. The flavour when fully matured, is complex and robust yet with a satisfying delicacy.

Not for export  PLU: 141
per cheese

Key Facts

  • Country Made In England
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Pasteurised
  • Vegetarian No
  • Region Worcestershire
  • Organic Yes
  • Flavour Rich and creamy
  • Accreditation None
  • Weight 320g

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 Drinkperry


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Name & address of food supplierGorsehill Abbey Cheese, Collin Lane,Broadway,Worcestershire,United Kingdom,WR12 7PB

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