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Tornegus

from £6.70

This cheese, invented by James Aldridge, is based on Chris Duckett's Caerphilly.

Tornegus is a washed-rind cheese - during maturation the rind is washed with brine including some special bacteria: this affects colour, texture, tase and aroma. The pinkish rind also has a scattering of Egyptian Mint, to give the cheese a sweeter finish; texture is  silky - semi-soft - and the flavour spicy, becoming fruitier and more powerful as it matures.

Vegetarian / Pasteurised

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Tornegus

James Aldridge was, along with Randolph Hodgson, a key figure in the revival of artisan cheese in the UK. From his cheese shop in Beckenham he sought out the pioneers like Robin Congdon (of Beenleigh Blue fame) and others who taking cheese making back from the big industrial dairies. James Aldridge died in 2001, and today Tornegus is still made by his partner Pat Robinson at Godstone in Surrey, with cheeses sent up from Duckett's in Somerset.

Tornegus is a washed-rind cheese - during maturation the rind is washed with brine including some special bacteria: this affects colour, texture, tase and aroma. The pinkish rind also has a scattering of Egyptian Mint, to give the cheese a sweeter finish; texture is silky - semi-soft - and the flavour spicy, becoming fruitier and more powerful as it matures.