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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. 

£6.75 per 250g
Unpasteurised Traditional Rennet PDO Cow


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Try Westcombe Cheddar with our spectacular Fig Ball

Wonderful juicy black figs wrapped in fig leaves. Spectacular opened on a cheeseboard.This fruit cake makes a perfect partner to the creamy & earthy flavour of Westcombe Cheddar. 

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Bundle price: £17.70

Key Facts

  • CountryEngland
  • RegionSomerset
  • AccreditationPDO
  • FlavourCreamy and Earthy
  • Type of MilkCow
  • PasteurisationUnpasteurised
  • Vegetarian RennetNo
  • OrganicNo

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)
  • AllergensMilk

Nutritional Information

  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1829
  • Energy kcal441
  • Fat36.40
  • Of which saturates24.0
  • Carbohydrates2.7
  • Of which sugars0.2
  • Protein25.80
  • Salt1.95
Name & address of food supplier

Paxton & 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

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.

Cheese weights ordered in multiple quantities are always cut as one large piece, unless otherwise requested in the delivery notes section of checkout

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