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A hand ladled, soft and creamy cows milk cheese from Hampshire with a distinct nutty, mushroomy flavour.

£12.95 per unit
Pasteurised Traditional Rennet Cow
PLU 425
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Try Tunworth with Spiced Plum Chutney

Delicious paired with our hand-prepared Spiced Plum Chutney; Made with plums picked from the Lake District and British Bramley apples. 

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Bundle price: £18.95

Try baking your Tunworth

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Perfect Pairing

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Key Facts

  • CountryEngland
  • RegionHampshire
  • FlavourNutty and mushroomy
  • Type of MilkCow
  • PasteurisationPasteurised
  • Vegetarian RennetNo
  • OrganicNo
  • Weight250 g
  • Weight TypeNet

Store & Serve

Individual cheeses will carry their own Best Before/Use By Date, we endeavour to give a minimum of 7 days from the date the order is despatched

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkChardonnay


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

Nutritional Information

  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1301
  • Energy kcal314
  • Fat26.2
  • Of which saturates18.12
  • Carbohydrates3.3
  • Of which sugars0.1
  • Protein16.3
  • Salt1.38
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

A must-have on any British Cheeseboard 

Tunworth is one of the best British soft cheeses in production and has won dozens of awards to prove it, twice winning Supreme Champion at the British Cheese Awards. Its rind is bloomy and thin with a very subtle bite. The paste is dense and fatty, and oozes without running away on the board. Tunworth has a standout aroma, instantly recognisable by its mushroomy, sometimes cabbagey smell. The cheese is best when it has a strong aroma without a hint of ammonia; it should give to the touch but not be squishy. Its flavour profile is vegetal with almost truffly notes, sometimes with a hint of roasted nuts.

Tunworth is most comparable to a Camembert de Normandie, and certainly in size, shape and packaging it is very similar. However, this superb Hampshire cheese has transcended the comparison on all other fronts as its flavour and aroma are so memorable and delicious.

Tunworth cheeses are transported in Poplar boxes and these can be used to bake the cheese. Baked Tunworth is now a staple at many gastronomic establishments and it is very easy to bake at home. 

If you're looking for a drinks pairing, the slightly funky and sweet appley flavours of a farmhouse cider pair brilliantly with Tunworth's strong garlicy aromas. Delicious with Paxton & Whitfield Spiced Plum Chutney (particularly at Christmas), and eaten with Paxton & Whitfield Cornish Buttermilk Biscuits. 

Described by Raymond Blanc as "The best Camembert in the world". Tunworth is a must-have on any British cheeseboard. 

2024 The British Cheese Awards 2024- Best Soft White Cheese
2024 The British Cheese Awards 2024- Gold Soft White Cow 
2018 Great British Cheese Awards – Best Soft Cheese

2018 World Cheese Awards – 2 Gold Medals
2017 Great British Cheese Awards – Best Soft Cheese

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