Cheddar - Westcombe
Fantastic example of a West Country farmhouse cheddar, with mellow notes of hazelnut and caramel and slightly earthy flavour. Truly handmade using milk solely from local herds that graze on lush Somerset pastures.
- FlavourCreamy and Earthy
- Type of MilkCow
- Vegetarian RennetNo
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. Due to high demand, it is occasionally necessary for us to substitute items in orders for an alternative. We will always endeavour to choose an alternative, which is the most similar to the item you have selected and of equal or higher value for no additional charge.
- StorageKeep refrigerated.
- Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
- Recommended DrinkCider
- IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
- Typical Valuesper 100g
- Energy kJ1829
- Energy kcal441
- Of which saturates24.0
- Of which sugars0.2
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Westcountry Farmhouse Cheddar made since 1890
Westcombe Cheddar has a deep complex flavour with a mellow lactic tang and long notes of citrus, hazelnut and caramel. The texture is structured and firm, with a smooth breakdown that keeps the flavours lingering on your palate. This cheese is often called a 'five mile Cheddar', as you’re still tasting it five miles down the road.
Westcombe Cheddar is one of very few cheddars to be made by hand in the Westcountry by Tom Calver using the milk from the Friesian cows farmed by his father. It's made using traditional rennet, unpasteurised milk and pint starters - something that qualifies it as a Westcountry Farmhouse Cheddar which is Protected Designation of Origin (PDO).
A classic pairing for West Country farm house cheddars is a traditionally brewed West Country cider. All styles sweet to dry will match well. Taste the award-winning Westcombe Cheddar on our Paxton & Whitfield Original Oaties with a dollop of our Really Proper Piccalilly.
Your Westcombe Cheddar will be hand-cut to order and wrapped in our Paxton & Whitfield wax paper.
British Cheese Awards 2018: Best Cheddar
British Cheese Awards 2017: Best Cheddar and Best PDO/PGI Cheese.Read More