Winner of 'Gold' at the World Cheese Awards 2018
Kirkham's Lancashire cheese can be used to create a connoisseurs' cheese on toast, because of how the cheese bubbles rather than melts.
Graham Kirkham makes his cheese at Goosnargh in Lancashire, and the milk for the cheese comes from the family’s own herd of Friesian cows.The cheese is made over two days, using a third of the curd from each day of cheesemaking. Kirkham's Lancashire is then cloth-bound and rubbed with the traditional butter, which allows the cheese to breathe and develop over a maturation period of two to six months.
The Kirkhams have been making cheese for three generations; and Graham learned to make cheese from his mother, who now helps her husband to milk the cows.
The family is the last maker of traditional Lancashire; and the two-day curd method comes from the days when farmers only had a few cows, and it would take two days to get enough curd to fill one cheese mould.
The flavour of the unpasteurised milk and the buttered muslin rind produces a rich and complex white Lancashire, which melts in the mouth. It also creates the desired ‘buttery crumble’, with a clean and lactic flavour.
* This is a hand-made, artisan cheese, which may contain naturally occurring blue veins. These are normal and intrinsic to the nature of this type of cheese and add to its character. We think they taste good too!
*A whole Kirkham's Lancashire weighs approximately 9kg. Smaller weights are a cut of a whole cheese.
We unashamedly source, care for and sell the best cheese, because that is what we believe in. Every day of dispatch one of our trained cheesemongers cuts every piece fresh, by hand, and wraps it in our waxed paper. We do this because it is most respectful way to treat this precious food.
|Brand||The Fine Cheese Co.|
|Country of Origin||British Isles|
|Style of Cheese||Hard|
|For Pregnant Women?||No|
|Ingredients||Raw cow's milk (99.00%), Salt, Starter, Animal Rennet, Butter|
|Nutritional Info (per 100g)||Energy: 1646KJ, 397Kcal / Fat: 32.4g, of Which Saturated 20.45g / Carbohydrate Not Specified, of Which Sugars: Trace / Protein: 22.8g / Salt: 1.8g|
|Allergen Advice||For allergens see ingredients in bold.|
|Storage||Keep refrigerated below 8°. |
Freshly cut and wrapped to order. Please eat within 7 days of receipt.