A rounded and smooth raw milk Wensleydale. Old Roan is rich and buttery, but balanced with a refreshing acidity.
How Much Cheese To Buy
We recommend a portion size of 70-120g per person depending on when you are eating the cheese. 70g is ample if you are serving the cheese immediately after a large meal or as part of a buffet. If the cheese is the main part of the meal you will need to allow at least 100g per person and you may prefer to go to 120g if you think your guests will be particularly hungry (or just very fond of cheese!).
However, if you are only a small party, you may find that the pieces look a little small. In this case, choose fewer pieces, or even just one cheese, so that you can present your guests with something that looks more substantial. If you want to provide a wider choice of cheeses, just go for slightly larger pieces and enjoy the leftovers yourself the next day.
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Modern Wensleydales can be sharp, acidic and crumbly, but Old Roan is an altogether more interesting cheese. Made traditionally on the family farm with raw milk; it is rounded and smooth, rich and buttery, but balanced with a refreshing acidity. Matured for three to four months, more mineral tones appear towards the clothbound rind as the cheeses develop their full potential.
*A whole Old Roan Wensleydale weighs approximately 5kg. Smaller weights are a cut of a whole cheese.