Soft Cheese

Cheeses such as Camembert. Generally, they ripened from their rinds leading to a breakdown of the interior, giving a sumptuous, creamy consistency.
425 - Tunworth


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

Hampshire Cheeses was founded in 2004 when Julie Cheyney and Stacey Hedges decided to produce a cheese, Tunworth, using high quality milk from a friend who had a herd of Ayrshire cows. This small herd graze on the Hampshire Downs and are grass-fed all year.

When Julie and Stacey started making the Tunworth, they used a room adjoining the farm kitchen and made approximately forty cheese twice a week. The cheese was then ripened in 400 year old cellars cut into the flinty chalk beneath the farmhouse. With the subsequent success of the cheese, cheesemaking is now carried out from the purpose-built dairy and maturing rooms which allow for a higher production.

Tunworth is a handmade pasteurised cheese. It has a delicate, thick rind with a rich, creamy yellow interior that gently oozes but doesn't run away. Whilst there is a slight bite to the rind, the centre melts in the mouth and the two textures complement each other well. The aroma of the cheese is nutty and reminiscent of mushrooms, while the flavour is rich and sweet with some of the fruity, yet earthy notes you would expect from a good Camembert.

British Cheese Awards 2018 Silver - Soft White Cheese (Cow - up to 500g)

Tunworth was judged to be the Supreme Champion 2013 at the British Cheese Awards, beating over 910 other entries.

Not for export  PLU: 425
per cheese

Key Facts

  • Country Made In England
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Pasteurised
  • Vegetarian No
  • Region Hampshire
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Nutty and mushroomy
  • Accreditation None
  • Weight 250 g

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 kJ
  • Energy kcal314 kcal
  • Fat26.2 g
  •      of which saturates 18.12 g
  • Carbohydrates3.3 g
  •      of which sugars 0.1 g
  • Protein16.3 g
  • Salt1.38 g

  • Name & address of food supplierHampshire Cheeses, Herriard Nursery Barn, Herriard,Bassingstoke,Hampshire,United Kingdom,RG25 2TX

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

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