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Lincolnshire Poacher

An open textured cheddar style cheese from Lincolnshire with an intense & meaty flavour that lingers. Specially selected by our buyers for extra maturation. 

£9.50 per 250g
Unpasteurised Traditional Rennet Cow


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PLU 194
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Try your Linconshire Poacher with our Poppy & Linseed Crackers

Our hand-baked light and buttery crackers are packed with poppy seeds and linseeds, lending them a nutty, toasted flavour which is perfectly paired with Lincolnshire Poacher cheese. 

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Bundle price: £14.25

Key Facts

  • CountryEngland
  • RegionLincolnshire
  • FlavourTangy and fruity
  • 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 DrinkP&W Monbazillac


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk

Nutritional Information

  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1860
  • Energy kcal449
  • Fat37.4
  • Of which saturates26.3
  • Carbohydrates1.9
  • Of which sugars>0.5
  • Protein26.1
  • Salt1.45
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

Cheddar-Style Cheese with minimal Environmental Impact

The award-winning Lincolnshire Poacher is a vintage handmade cheese, made with raw milk from the herd of cattle grazed on the farm. Aged for about 20 months, this cheese is akin to Cheddar but with a more supple texture and spicy, meaty flavour.

Simon and Tim Jones produce their handmade Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese on their dairy farm situated on the eastern edge of the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, where the lush pastures sit on chalky land. They are passionate in their responsibility to manage the farm to impart as little negative impact on the environment as possible. There are a number of renewable projects on the farm including a 275kwh wind turbine, 50kwh of solar panel and a straw pellet boiler for heating the milk using straw they have baled themselves.

Paxton & Whitfield's Vintage Poacher is specially selected by our cheese buying team with a maturation time of 18-22 months. Although the taste varies with the seasons, this maturation period delivers more depth and complexity and usually has a distinctive fruity, nutty taste with a clean sweet finish. 

Poacher can stand up to the bold flavours of a full bodied red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon. Delicious paired with Paxton & Whitfield Poppy & Linseed crackers and No. 93 Ale Chutney. Enjoy Lincolnshire Poacher on your cheeseboard, or as a change to cheddar in your sandwiches and toasties. Your Lincolnshire Poacher will be hand-cut to order and wrapped in our Paxton & Whitfield wax paper.

2019 World Cheese Awards - Bronze
2019 Artisan Cheese Awards Gold Award - Hard Cheese category
2017 Best Hard & Best Cow at Artisan Cheese Awards

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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