A washed, lactic cow’s milk cheese: intense, farmyard flavours cut with a green bitterness, aromas of tobacco, petrol; paste is ripe, liquid and rich. Pink-hued rind may be patched green and white with Penicillium moulds.
Made with traditional starter cultures, West Country milk and using age-old methods, Barber’s Farmhouse Mature Cheddar has PDO status. Typically matured for up to 12 months, it’s less intense than a vintage cheese, but still full of the flavour and character of traditional farmhouse cheddar. Enjoy its mellow richness in a comforting Pastitsio.
200gThe Barber family have been making cheddar cheese for longer than anyone else worldwide, since 1833! So, when it comes to combining the finest West Country milk with traditional manufacturing methods to produce award-winning cheese, we'd like to think that they've learnt a thing or two. To make the best cheese, Barber's use the best West Country milk. Their dairy cows graze the lush pastures of Somerset and Dorset to produce rich, creamy milk that is transformed into PDO-accredited cheddar.
A raw cow’s milk cheese with a distinctively layered paste: the core is friable, with yoghurty acidity, progressively more unctuous, mellow and vegetal towards the rind; aromas are of mushroom and earth.