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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