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.
729 - Rollright


Farmhouse washed rind cheese with a semi-soft, buttery texture & a blushing orange rind. Savoury and rich in flavour.

Rollright is a semi soft cheese handmade by David Jowett at King Stone Dairy in Little Rollright, Oxfordshire. Rollright is the new venture for David who previously has been making the cheeses at Gorshill Abbey which include St Eadburgha. Rollright has only been in production at King Stone farm since March 2015 and is now being sold to the public as of July 2015.

The milk used to make the Rollright cheese comes from just 25-30 milking cows of which David is the sole buyer. David feels this is a very envious position to be in as he can work with the farmer to ensure the milk is of the best quality for cheesemaking.

The milk is currently pasteurised in the pasteurising room which is then piped into the cheese making room and straight into the milk vats, which hold 1200 litres. The milk is heated by steam and they use basic plastic paddles.
They have to be gentle with the curds but quick to mould it, in order to stop acidity growing. The curds are scooped out of the vats by hand using the moulds (not ladled).
The moulds are then stacked in trays in the vat to drain and then they are taken into the ripening room. The cheeses are matured for 4-5 weeks and are turned weekly.

Rollright has an attractive peachy coloured rind which complements the pale unctuous inner paste. Rollright has a delicious full flavour which is delicate at the same time. Rollright is savoury and meaty but with hints of sweet buttery notes.

Rollright has been inspired by reblochon making it an appealing washed rind cheese for those who are put off by the more pungent aromas of some wash rind cheeses.

British Cheese Awards 2018 Best Export Winner

Rollright won a Gold Medal at the 2016 British Cheese Awards

Rollright also picked up a handful of awards at the 2016 Melton Mowbray Artisan Cheese Fair Awards:
Supreme champion
Best new cheese
Best Cows milk cheese
Best small producer.

Not for export  PLU: 729
per 250g

Key Facts

  • Country Made In England
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Pasteurised
  • Vegetarian No
  • Region Costwolds
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Savoury, buttery and rich
  • 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 Drink


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk).
  • AllergensMilk.
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ303 kJ
  • Energy kcal1256 kcal
  • Fat24.8 g
  •      of which saturates 16.13 g
  • Carbohydrates3.2 g
  •      of which sugars <0.1 g
  • Protein17.2 g
  • Salt1.68 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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