£2.60 – £15.60
Montgomery Farmhouse Cheddar is a traditionally made farmhouse cheddar with a wonderful nutty taste and a crunchy bite.
Jamie Montgomery is the third generation of his family to farm in North Cadbury in the heart of Somerset. His cheddar is possibly the most famous of all West Country Farmhouse Cheddars and many would say it is the best cheddar there is. (We love it so much that we had a 6kg ring of it as the base of our cheese wedding cake!) Jamie has a herd of 140 Holstein cows on his farm. The damp climate of Somerset produces wonderfully lush grass which results in milk of the uppermost quality. The conditions are perfect to produce amazing cheddars.
The cheeses are made by hand every day of the year, wrapped in cloth and matured for 12 months. Each cheese we collect from the farm tastes different from the last as we go through the year. Even with these subtle changes the cheese is always instantly recognisable from its complex flavours and wonderful aroma. It tends to be slightly drier than other cheddar cheeses and occasionally we find some bluing within its creamy paste but that is all part and parcel of this fabulous cheese.
Enjoy this cheese as part of a traditional ploughman’s lunch or served straight up on the cheeseboard. It pairs beautifully with a lunchtime bitter.