King Richard III is a traditional, cloth-bound, cows’ milk cheese made to a pre-war recipe for Wensleydale. It's moist and creamy, with a honeyed flavour and lower acidity than modern, mass-produced Wensleydale cheeses, and a world away in flavour.
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.
When young, King Richard III cheese is a wonderfully clean and fresh tasting cheese, with a mild, slightly lemony, lactic flavour that becomes honeyed.
* 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 King Richard III weighs approximately 2kg. 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?||Yes|
|Ingredients||Whole cow's milk (98.69%), Salt, Starter culture, Microbial rennet|
|Nutritional Info (per 100g)||Energy: 1545KJ, 373Kcal / Fat: 31g, of Which Saturated 19.7g / Carbohydrate 0.1g, of Which Sugars 0.1g / Protein: 23.3g / Salt: 1.78g|
|Allergen Advice||For allergens see ingredients in bold.|
|Storage||Keep refrigerated below 8°. |
Freshly cut and wrapped to order. Please eat within 10 days of receipt.