Made by the Abergavenny Fine Food Company, Tintern has a tangy taste with a rich onion flavour running throughout the cheese.
The cheese itself is named after the village of Tintern which sits on the River Wye in Monmouthshire. Sitting adjacent to the village is Tintern Abbey, so it is no surprise that a picture of a monk can be seen on the cheese’s label. Legend has it that the monks of the Abbey farmed shallots with the Abbey grounds.
Abergavenny Fine Food Company is set in one of Wales’ best known farming areas. It is a family owned business with a long history of producing some of Wales’ most renowned cheeses. The company uses traditional cheesemaking methods to produce their waxed cheeses. These cheeses are made in small batches, using locally sourced milk and the finished cheeses are then waxed by hand to create a truly artisan cheese.
The onion tang of this cheese makes it perfect to enjoy as part of a ploughman’s lunch and if you wash it down with a fruity Merlot wine you’ll get a beautifully balanced meal.