Richard III Wensleydale Cheese
£6.85 Per 200g
Slightly tart with a gentle sweetness. Creamy and milky.
King Richard III is a traditional, cloth-bound, cows’ milk cheese that’s moist and creamy, with a honeyed flavour and lower acidity than modern, mass-produced Wensleydale cheeses, and a world away in flavour.
When young, this cheese is clean and fresh tasting, with a mild, slightly lemony, lactic flavour that becomes honeyed.
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“There’s no doubt this is from North Yorkshire.” – Harry B.
This creamy cheese follows the classic Wensleydale recipe but has less acidity that sometimes comes with Wensleydale cheese.
It’s fantastically creamy, with a delicate honey-like flavour, citrus notes and a moistness that compliments beautifully.
It’s name comes from King Richard III who spent a lot of time as a child in Wensleydale at Middleham Castle not too far from the original Richard III cheesemaker.
King Richard III is a traditional, cloth-bound, cows’ milk cheese that’s moist and creamy, with a honeyed flavour and lower acidity than modern, mass-produced Wensleydale cheeses, and a world away in flavour. When young, this cheese is clean and fresh tasting, with a mild, slightly lemony, lactic flavour that becomes honeyed.
A nice light wine such as New Hall Bacchus.
About the Maker
We love that this is local to North Yorkshire and that only a small herd is used, giving more time to ensure every round is just right. The actual King Richard lll spent a number of his childhood years in Middleham Castle in Wensleydale, some four miles from the original cheesemaker, Suzanne Stirke’s, dairy. Suzanne originally revived the traditional recipe for this great, cloth-bound cows’ milk cheese, and has now been passed it on to Andrew Ridley whose dairy is in Lancashire.
How to Enjoy
On its own with a cold glass of white wine.
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.
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Free over £40 for all mainland UK orders, 3 - 5 working days.
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- Local Pickup
Pickup directly from our York shop. We will contact when your order is ready.
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