A fruity, sharp and tangy farmhouse Cheddar, made by Jane Stewart, near the shores of the Firth of Forth on the eastern edge of Scotland.
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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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Jane and her husband Robert run the family farm in the East Neuk of Fife, where the Stewarts have been farming since the 1930s. Despite farming relatively far north, the cows are able to graze outside from early Spring to late Autumn. The farm is not far from the coast, and the salty air, warm coastal breezes, and heavy clay soil combine to produce lush pastures on which the cows can thrive. During the colder Scottish winters, the cows shelter inside from the chilly winds.
Although the family have been farming here for nearly 70 years, cheesemaking began around 10 years ago. Having always loved eating cheese, Jane decided the time had come to learn how to make it.
Jane may make her cheese over 400 miles away from the village of Cheddar, but the quality of the milk, the methods that she employs, along with the meticulous care and attention that she gives to her precious cheeses, make it worthy to hold up its head among the original Somerset Cheddars.
* 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 St Andrews Farmhouse Cheddar weighs approximately 13kg. Smaller weights are a cut of a whole cheese.