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XO Cave-Aged Cheddar - First Edition

Our extra special and ‘extra old’ Cave-Aged Cheddar with distinct pineapple notes and moreish creaminess.

£8.75 per 250g
Pasteurised Vegetarian Rennet PDO Cow

Key Facts

  • CountryEngland
  • RegionWest Country
  • AccreditationPDO
  • Flavourstrong and fruity
  • Type of MilkCow
  • PasteurisationPasteurised
  • Vegetarian RennetYes
  • OrganicNo
  • 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

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

Nutritional Information

  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1725
  • Energy kcal416
  • Fat34.9
  • Of which saturates21.7
  • Carbohydrates0.1
  • Of which sugars0.1
  • Protein25.4
  • Salt1.8
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.

Big, Bold & Fruity - Paxton's XO Cheddar

This mouth-watering cheese is the first to be released in our new "Paxton's XO" collection. This extra-special, ‘extra old’ cheese has matured to the ultimate age profile for sensational flavour. Available in a strictly limited edition for summer 2022, whilst the next cave-aged Cheddars are already maturing ready for Christmas! 

Our Quality Manager, Jazz Reeves describes our XO Cave-Aged Cheddar as "A well-balanced sweet and salty cheese, with a dense and brittle paste and moreish creaminess. The big, pineapple fruity notes and satisfying nuttiness make this cheese a must for your summer cheeseboards."

Between the Dorset Downs and the West Dorset Heritage Coast in the Bride Valley, Paxton & Whitfield's Cave Aged Cheddar is handmade to a traditional recipe using milk from local herds to give a fruity flavour and smooth texture. It is matured in the historic Wookey Hole Caves of Wells, Somerset, where the flavour picks up a distinctive complexity from the unique environment. Once the cheese has reached a certain maturity in the caves, it is brought to our new, state-of-the-art Cotswolds maturation rooms, where it is matured further. This special batch of XO Cave-aged was made in September 2020 and is sitting at a 21-month age profile.

This is a specialist cheese which is made to exacting specifications regarding geography, milk source and recipe, earning it a coveted Protected Designation of Origin (PDO).

Taste this limited edition first release of Paxton's XO Cheddar - hand-cut and wrapped to order. This first batch is exclusively available from our online cheese counter.  

When you purchase this XO Cheddar, we'll send you an email with more detailed tasting notes and pairings to help you get the most out of your Paxton's XO cheese experience.