Jamie Montgomery has long had a herd of Jersey cows on his farm but found their rich, buttery milk unsuitable for Cheddar making. Instead, a new recipe was developed. The cheese was named Shield after an ancient bronze shield that was unearthed nearby. The area is steeped in history and is reputed to be one of the possible sites for Camelot. The resulting cheese was good but still seemed to lack a little something. Bill Oglethorpe came up with the idea of washing the rind to retain more moisture in the cheese and to develop more meaty, savoury flavours. The resulting cheese has a more supple texture and a fuller, earthier flavour. It also melts beautifully and makes a delicious British alternative to Raclette.
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|
Raw cows' milk, Salt, Starter, Rennet
|Nutritional Info (per 100g)|| |
Energy (KJ) 1780 Energy (Kcal) 430 | Fat (g) 37 Of Which Saturated (g) 26 | Carbohydrate (g) 2.8 Of Which Sugars (g) Trace | Protein (g) 21.4 | Salt (g) 2.485
|Allergen Advice||For allergens see ingredients in bold.|
|Storage||Keep refrigerated below 8°. |
Freshly cut and wrapped to order. Please eat within 14 days of receipt.
Throughout our history, we have sought, cared for and loved hand-made cheese. Search from over 600 delicatessens, farm shops and so on throughout the UK, and in over 30 countries (from Austria to Australia).
Because our products are perishable, we take great care in delivering your order. We will hand pack and prepare your order the day before arrival. We must have an alternative delivery instruction for any private address, such as "leave in porch/on step/with a neighbour". This is particularly important if you are sending a surprise gift.
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Delivery is FREE for all orders over £50.00 in value. For any order lower in value than £50.00, our pricing is very simple, it costs £6.99 to get your order delivered to any address on the GB mainland*.
* Excluding Highlands & Islands (A Delivery Surcharge may apply).
The Fine Cheese Co. is a maturer, wholesaler, retailer and exporter of artisan British cheeses. We are based in historic Bath, founded by the Romans and famous for its beautiful Georgian architecture - alongside Venice the only World Heritage city in Europe.
We have been cheese specialists for twenty years, and from the start we have nurtured and supported the cream of British cheese-makers. We stock over a hundred hand-made British cheeses: from rediscovered gems such as Devon Oke, a hard but creamy cows’ milk cheese made to the original seventeenth century recipe, to Lord of the Hundreds, an unpasteurised mature sheep’s milk cheese made in the style of an Italian Pecorino.Read more about us >