As the name suggests, this is an aged Winchester cheese.
Winchester is a cheddar/gouda hybrid and Old Winchester is no different. Aged for 20 months, this is a cheese that is explosive in flavour and texture alike. You’ll be getting beautifully caramelised and smoky flavours coming through with gorgeous crystalline crunches.
This is a powerful, fruity cheese, with a full sweet flavour. The perfect cross between Gouda, Parmesan and Cheddar, this is a cheese that will make your mouth water.
“We love the fudgey texture and nutty flavours of Old Winny – this combination makes it perfect for both a cheese board and for cooking with!”
Flavour Profile: Smokey, caramelised with gorgeous crystalline crunches and a distinctive nuttiness that is just divine.
Drinks Pairing: Red, red wine!! Or go boujee and pair it with our Vista Alegre Moscatel for a real treat.
About the Maker: In the New Forest at Lyburn Farm, Mike and Judie Smales have created a modern British classic cheese – Old Winchester.
As milk prices fell, Mike and Judie decided they needed an outlet for the milk from their 180 British Friesian cows. Deciding to make cheese, they went on a one-day Cheddar-making course with Val Bines. Armed with this basic knowledge the Smales decided to make a Gouda-style (the curd is washed so the cheese ends up slightly more sweet): “When we started to make cheese twelve years ago,” says Mike, “we deliberately chose not to make Cheddar, for all the obvious reasons, not least there are already quite a lot of them. So we started with a Gouda-style recipe.”
How to Enjoy: This is a fantastic veggie parmesan replacement! Get it on your pasta and tuck on in.
Our utmost concern is get you the right cheese in the right condition right to your door. All orders are posted on a next day service so as not to spend too much time in transit. Each package will come with a gel ice pack to keep the temperature in the box as low as possible.
- Standard Delivery
Delivery within mainland UK, highland and Islands of Scotland, 3 - 5 working days.
- Free Delivery
Free over £40 for all mainland UK orders, 3 - 5 working days.
- Local Delivery
Set within the allocated postcodes specified. Delivery will be arranged directly.
- Local Pickup
Pickup directly from our York shop. We will contact when your order is ready.
- Free Local Delivery
Local delivery when orders are over £40, Delivery will be arranged directly.