Soft Cheese

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


A mature goats milk log with a white bloomy rind. Savoury, lactic and lemony cheese with a creamy texture.

Made by Charlie Westhead from Neal's Yard Creamery which moved from The South East in1996 to the beautiful location on Dorstone Hill, overlooking the river Wye in Herefordshire.

Their small-scale approach to cheese making means that they retain control not only of the production, but also of their power and heating needs. This is not something they undertake as a publicity exercise - it is at the core of everything they do, both at home and in business. The electricity is sourced from ethical suppliers, and as much as possible is generated on-site by a windmill. Heating requirements are amply handled with a customised furnace, burning locally sourced wood.

Ragstone comes in a log shape, reminiscent of the reknowned French cheese Sainte Maure, but the flavour and texture are quite different. The flavour is pronounced, and even strong dependent on the maturity of the cheese, and the texture can be firm but softens as it ages.

Goat PLU: 628
per cheese

Key Facts

  • Country Made In England
  • Type of Milk Goat
  • Pasteurisation Pasteurised
  • Vegetarian No
  • Region Herefordshire
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Lactic and citrus
  • Accreditation None
  • Weight 200 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 DrinkNew World Sauvignon


  • IngredientsGoats' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1327 kJ
  • Energy kcal320 kcal
  • Fat25.6 g
  •      of which saturates 17.4 g
  • Carbohydrates0.6 g
  •      of which sugars 0.6 g
  • Protein19.4 g
  • Salt1.8 g

  • Name & address of food supplierNeals Yard Creamery, Caeperthy Farm,Arthur's Stone Lane,Dorstone,Herefordshire,United Kingdom,HR3 6AX

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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