Beneath its hard, waxy exterior Winchester cheese has a fabulously unique flavour and texture. It is creamy yet crumbly, mellow yet nutty and, to our minds, totally delicious!
Mike Smales of Lyburn Farm has been a tenant farmer since 1952. His farm is situated in Hampshire on the edge of the New Forest. He originally began making cheese in 1999 as a way to add value to his cows’ milk but now makes 1.5 tons a week! His flagship cheese is his Old Winchester and it is a real winner with our customers. His Stoney Cross and Smoked version also feature in our counter. We love all four of his cheeses that we sell. Mike is a true institution in the cheese world. He is the go-to man for any aspiring cheesemakers and he is always quick to share his knowledge and ideas. We get deliveries from Mike every few weeks and it is always so interesting hearing his views on cheese.
Try Winchester cheese with a glass of an IPA