Motgomery's Cheddar cheese is golden and glorious in colour, with aflavour that's nutty, complex and has a real depth to it.
The Montgomery family has farmed in South Somerset for three generations. Cheese has been made at the farm since before Jamie’s’ grandfather retired there in 1911.
Montgomery’s Cheddar has a huge reputation which Jamie has built up over the years, by close attention to all the details that lead to a superb Cheddar: from the diet of his 200 Friesian cows to the traditional ‘pint starter’ used to set the curd.
Cheeses are made in small batches, seven days a week.
The ‘pint starters’ are more difficult to handle than the powders that so many cheese-makers use, and they create variations in flavour from day to day, but they do give the cheeses great character and complexity.
At Montgomery’s, they also use an old, slow peg mill that gives the cheese its characteristic texture. Unlike the very smooth and almost creamy texture of more mass produced Cheddars, Montgomery’s has a texture that is almost brittle, with small fissures throughout the cheese.
One of the last three remaining traditional unpasteurised artisan Somerset Cheddars, Montgomery’s is made with skill and care. The cheese is aged in cloth, and stripped after long maturing. It is golden and glorious: rich, nutty and sweet, with a full lingering flavour and the slightly crumbly texture that is characteristic of a properly developed, cloth-bound cheese.
The baby truckles are much smaller than their big brothers and so are matured for a shorter period of time, but still have a full, rich and nutty flavour.
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* 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!
|Brand||The Fine Cheese Co.|
|Country of Origin||British Isles|
|Style of Cheese||Hard|
|For Pregnant Women?||Yes|
Raw cows' milk, Salt, Starter Bacteria, Lard (covering cloth)
|Nutritional Info (per 100g)||Energy 1895KJ, 457Kcal | Fat 37.2g, Of Which Saturated 34g | Carbohydrate 4g, Of Which Sugars 0.2g | Protein 26.5g | Salt not specified|
|Allergen Advice||For allergens see ingredients in bold.|
|Storage||Keep refrigerated below 8˚|