Barber’s 1833 Cheddar

The Barber family have been making cheddar since 1833, which makes them the oldest surviving cheddar-makers in the World!

Barber’s 1833 Farmhouse Cheddar is made on Maryland Farm in Ditcheat, Somerset, only 13 miles from the village of Cheddar itself and protected under the PDO certification.

The Barber family are the sole guardians of the last traditional pint starter culture. This pint starter culture comes from the local area in the south west of England, meaning you have a cheddar that is made in the home of cheddar with a culture that has been developed in the local area, it does not get more original than that! This attention to detail is the secret that drives the Barber family to make the best cheese; and is unrivalled by any other producer in the world.

As well as cheese makers the Barber family are also farmers, looking after 2000 cows over 2500 acres, producing milk for the dairy.

Barber’s produce a range of differently aged cheddars to suit every palate:

  • Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar
    Aged for at least 24 months, Vintage Reserve has a creamy texture and smooth finish, containing naturally occurring crystals that give it a distinctive crunch. Refined sweet notes balance out its tangy sharpness.
  • Barber’s Farmhouse Vintage Cheddar
    One of the only cheddars in the World with PDO accreditation, Barber’s Farmhouse Vintage cheddar is aged for 18 months, forming a cheese that is Robust and powerfully rich with a firm to brittle body that retains a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Barber’s Farmhouse Mature Cheddar
    Typically matured for up to 12 months. Less intense than vintage cheddars but retains a rounded balance and rich flavour with firm yet creamy texture.

Barber’s cheddar is available in a wide variety of pack sizes: 20kg whole cheeses, 2.5, 5 and 10kg blocks and individually wrapped retail portions.


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