Rachel is an unusual, semi-hard goats cheese with a firm texture. The lightly washed rind gives it a sweet, nutty and lingering flavour. During its maturing stages, the cheese is regularly washed in braine which leads to its pinky rind.
Rachel is the perfect cheese for those who enjoy a lighter cheese that is not too “goaty” in flavour. It was named after a friend of the cheesemaker who says – like the cheese she is sweet, curvy, and slightly nutty!
Flavour Profile: Rachel is bold in flavour with a distinct goaty taste that is mellowed out by its salty rind. While still a goats cheese it is more subtle and perfectly light on the tongue.
Drink Pairing: This is one to try with a sweeter wine that is full of fruity flavours! We recommend our Rose Vega Badenes, the Rondo or the Lime Bay Pinot Noir… all available on our website!
About the Maker: Rachel is made by White Lake Cheese and Rachel has become its star as no one else in the UK makes a washed rind goats’ cheese. When White Lake Cheese started making Rachel, it started out as a ‘regular’ hard goats’ cheese. One day a cheese developed some black moulds which Pete washed off with brine. This set off bacterial action which affected the character of the cheese in a way that he liked. White Lake are leaders in artisan cheese and have been going since 2004. They pride themselves on their creative experimentation in cheesemaking and their wacky ideas and experienced cheese makers have led to a variety of excellent cheeses!
How to Enjoy: We recommend you try this with the rind – Rachel is a fantastic introduction to trying rind as it enhances the flavour of the cheese beautifully. As well as it being the perfect rind introducer, this cheese is best nibbled, its complex enough to warrant being eaten alone
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.