Richard III Wensleydale Cheese

£6.85 Per 200g

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Product Highlights

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.




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.

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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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
RWA Linden
Great taste

A great tasting Wensleydale. One of the best I have tasted.

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