Hard Cheese

Generally these cheeses are the longest matured and have the smallest moisture content. Hard cheeses normally come either cloth bound, wax covered or with a natural rind.
239 - Fosseway Fleece

Fosseway Fleece

A firm sheeps milk cheese with a close, smooth-bodied texture. Pale cream in colour with a clean, rounded flavour.

The Somerset Cheese Company was founded by long-term friends Philip Rainbow, and Nicholas and Anita Robinson. Based in the beautiful county of Somerset, not far from the famous Bath and West Showground, the Somerset Cheese Company is ideally placed in the heart of farming land. Philip has over 40 years experience in the craft of cheese making and his expertise is well renowned and respected. Philip and Anita worked together for many years before the Somerset Cheese Co. was formed, when Philip was the head cheese maker for a well renowned dairy on the outskirts of Wells in Somerset and Anita was his assistant. Now they have combined their individual talents along with Anita’s husband Nick who brings a wealth of day to day business knowledge.

Using high quality milk that is sourced directly from the farm, and as local as possible, Somerset Cheese Company specialises in adapting traditional style recipes to produce characterful, naturally rinded cheeses. As it is such a small team (just Phil and Anita), they are involved with all aspects of the cheeesmaking process and follow it from milk to finished product.

The texture of Fosse Way Fleece is remarkably smooth and creamy. The flavour has a fresh and clean taste that ends in a nutty, mellow tang.

Fosse Way Fleece takes its name from the old Roman ‘fosse way road’ that runs close to the village of Ditcheat where the dairy is situated.

Fosse Way Fleece won a silver medal at the British Cheese awards 2006 and World Cheese awards 2007

Sheep PLU: 239
per 250g

Key Facts

  • Country Made In England
  • Type of Milk Sheep
  • Pasteurisation Pasteurised
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Region Somerset
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Clean and Rounded
  • 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 DrinkRose


  • IngredientsEwes' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1547 kJ
  • Energy kcal373 kcal
  • Fat30.0 g
  •      of which saturates 15.9 g
  • Carbohydrates2.0 g
  •      of which sugars 0.1 g
  • Protein23.7 g
  • Salt1.62 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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