Richard III Wensleydale Cheese

£6.85 Per 250g

(2 customer reviews)

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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Quote from the Cheesemonger:

“There’s no doubt this is from North Yorkshire.” – Harry B.

Richard III Wensleydale cheese is made using an ancient, pre-war recipe. This style of Wensleydale produces a clean and light cheese with a gentle, lemony flavour with hints of honey. This cheese is creamier and not as sharp as the modern mass-produced Wensleydale. We also 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.

Want to find out more about our Richard III Wensleydale Cheese? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

2 reviews for Richard III Wensleydale Cheese

  1. Malou

    This is THE best Wensleydale I have tasted – the perfect texture, not too crumbly, and no fancy additions!

  2. Bob Pietrowski

    A super Wensleydale. Not to be confused with supermarket products – we really are talking chalk and cheese! Beautiful flavour, nice and crumbly. Strongly recommended.

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