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.