Cheshire is a hard-pressed, open textured, crumbly cheese with a clean sharp flavor. It is defined by its moist crumbly texture and mildly salty taste. Made both white and colored, it is one of the oldest recorded cheeses in history. Produced in Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire and in two counties in Wales; Denbighshire and Flintshire. It is sometimes classified into the Cheddar category, but is more related to Wensleydale and Lancashire cheeses. It is thought that one of the early labels for Cheshire cheese included the picture of a smiling cat. This is commonly understood to have given birth to the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s, "Alice in Wonderland.”
A wonderful semi hard deep-bodied colored cheese. Made from whole milk. Savory and smooth, this cheese has been made since the 16th century. Originally made with milk from the Gloucester cow, which is now a protected species. The milk is ideal for cheese making as it is high in protein and butterfat.
A wonderful creamy cheese with a smooth buttery finish. Lancashire has a fluffy open texture. Made from the milk of the wonderful cows in the Forest of Bowland.
Originally made from the milk left over from Stilton making, after quota's had been filled, this lovely cheese has a firm body with a slightly open and crumbly texture. Rich and buttery, with a full smooth flavor.
First made by French Cistercian monks from Roquefort France, this cheese was originally made from ewe's milk. Now made with cow's milk, it still retains the complex flavors of the past. Light and crumbly in texture, it has the rich flavors of wild honey with a touch of fresh acidity.
Singleton’s Dairy began in 1934 when Robert and his wife Duillia Singleton incorporated the company to purchase milk from neighbouring farms. Prior to that time they had been producing fine Lancashire cheese from their own cow’s milk at Cromblehome Farm on Beacon Fell in rural Lancashire.
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