Keen’s Unpasteurised Farmhouse Cheddar is made in 1.5kg traditional round cloth bound truckles. Note that the weight of this cheese is approximately 1.5kg however it may vary slightly. After twelve months maturing the cheese has a complex nutty flavour and is ready to be enjoyed. Keens Cheddar is made by the Keen family at Moorhayes Farm, Wincanton in Somerset since 1898. It is made from unpasteurized cow’s milk from their own herd of grass-fed cows living on the farm.
Over the past eight years, we have been working in partnership with our suppliers, the Keen family in Wincanton. A while ago we suggested to this local cheesemaker that they mature their unpasteurised cheddar for a longer period. As a result, we are pleased to announce that we are now stocking their superb Unpasturised Farmhouse Cheddar
Why not pop into our shop in Cheap Street in Frome to try Keen’s Unpasteurised Farmhouse Cheddar? If you’re further afield then we can guarantee a quality traditional cheddar which could be the centrepiece for a cheeseboard. Alternatively, why not send it as a gift to someone who appreciates good quality flavoursome food?
Production of Keen’s Cheddar
The cheddar uses a traditional recipe passed down by preceding generations. It is pressed and bathed for three days and matured for 16 to 18 months. The resulting cheese is dense with a rich and creamy texture. It has savoury, mustardy, juicy and a sharp sting at the end. Their raw unpasteurised milk comes from grass-fed cows living on their own farm. Their herd spend most of their days living in a 500 acre back yard and dining on lush Somerset pastures. After that, their precious milk is transported a mere 50 yards to the dairy where the cheddaring happens and the cheese is then matured for 12 months.
Serving Keen’s Unpasteurised Farmhouse Cheddar
Perfect for sandwiches, or as the centrepiece of an authentic Ploughman’s Lunch. A tangy cheese that goes well with local ales. Alternatively, accompany freshly baked bread, fine wine or a good beer alongside some sweet creamy Keens Cheddar.
Keens are one of only a small handful of those who have survived the test of time and are making traditional cheddar the way it should be since 1899. ,