REGION Lincolnshire, England
MILK Raw Cow's
Nutty - Pineapple - Fruity
This has the sharpness of cheddar and the nuttiness & fruitiness of a Comté
The lush pastures of Simon Jones's Ulceby Grange farm sit on chalky land – and it is this, combined with the mild climate, that has made Lincolnshire Poacher one of very few cheeses to be produced on the east coast of the country. Though the farm has been in the family since 1917, the Jones family didn't start making cheese until the 1990s, when a young Simon returned from agricultural college. Eager to turn his hand toward cheesemaking, he enlisted the help of renowned Welsh cheesemaker Dougal Campbell to develop a recipe, and the result incorporates the hallmarks of a hard mountain cheese into a traditional West Country Cheddar.
Once the curds have been moulded, salted and pressed for 36 hours, the resulting cheese truckles are matured on wooden boards and turned regularly to ensure even maturation.
Try this with a white Jura wine, Les Dolomies Les Boutonniers 2018.