Westcombe Mature Cheddar Cheese. This cheddar was once known as five mile cheddar as you would still be tasting it five miles down the road, it is a unpasteurised mature cheddar cheese produced by Tom Clothier from Batcombe, about 7 miles from Frome. Recently they have built their own impressive cave-like maturing house which has the almost perfect conditions levels for maturation. This cheddar is their flagship cheese, a hand-crafted traditional cheddar made in much the same way for over 100 years. It is honoured with the Artisan Somerset Cheddar designation from Slow Food – only three cheeses to have this accolade.
They say: Westcombe Cheddar has a deep complex flavour with a mellow lactic tang and long notes of citrus, hazelnut and caramel. The texture is structured and firm, with a smooth breakdown that keeps the flavours lingering on your palate.
Westcombe mature cheddar cheese is a traditional Farmhouse cheddar made with unpasteurised milk and traditional rennet. As befits an artisan cheese of this kind, there is a significant of hand making during the process. The cheeses are bound in cloth so they can mature for 12 to 18 months. This marvellous hard Cheddar cheese is tangy with a great depth of flavour. .It’s a proper tasty cheese but without that jarring sharpness. Enjoy the warm lasting flavour with crackers and chutneys or simply ‘au naturalle’. Your palate will thank you for it. You’ll be delighted when you taste this traditional Somerset Cheddar. It must be high up on the list of the best Cheddars produced in the West Country.
About Sagebury Fine Foods
Sagebury Fine Foods is a delightful family-run, independent delicatessen and cafe. Strongly traditional, we carry an extensive range of English and continental cheeses, cooked meats and savoury products. Based in the famous Cheap Street in historic Frome in Somerset, we are long-established and therefore have built a reputation for quality beyond our renowned local status. Above all friendly and welcoming, we hope you will find something to catch your eye.