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Shepherd's Store

A very special, crowd-pleasing hard, ewes' milk cheese with notes of caramel and candyfloss. 

£13.75 per 250g
Pasteurised Vegetarian Rennet Sheep

Key Facts

  • CountryIreland
  • RegionCo. Tipperary
  • FlavourDelicate and Sweet & spicy characters with age
  • Type of MilkSheep
  • PasteurisationPasteurised
  • Vegetarian RennetYes
  • Weight TypeNet

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.

Nutrition

  • IngredientsPasteurised sheep’s whole milk; salt, rennet, microbial cultures.
  • AllergensMilk

Nutritional Information

  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1703
  • Energy kcal411
  • Fat33.1
  • Of which saturates21.36
  • Carbohydrates4.2
  • Of which sugars0.2
  • Protein24.1
  • Salt1.79
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 sales@paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk.

 

We're particularly excited about this batch of Shepherd's Store. Made by the Grubb Family of County Tipperary, the cheeses that we have were handmade with the first spring ewes' milk of 2020 - just prior to the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK. This was the last batch of cheese to be made before the family stopped production due to the uncertainty of the crisis. We're pleased to say that Shepherd's store is now being made again - as a seasonal cheese, it's only made only between the months of February and September.

This batch of almost 12-month aged Shepherd’s Store has a firm, delicately creamy texture with a mix of savoury and gentle sweet notes. It's a definite crowd-pleaser; with alluring notes of caramel and candyfloss. 

Handmade from 100% local Irish Friesland sheep’s milk, each wheel weighs 5kg and it takes 30 sheep one day to produce enough milk to make a single wheel of the cheese (around 50 litres). While maturing Shepherd’s Store, it is washed and turned by hand, once a week for 6 months, until it reaches a balanced flavour.