Richard III Wensleydale Cheese

£6.85 Per 200g

(2 customer reviews)

Slightly tart with a gentle sweetness. Creamy and milky. 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.

Out of stock

Pasturised

Vegetarian

Cow's Milk

Quote from the Cheesemonger:

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

Flavour Profile: 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.

Drink Pairing: 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.

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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