Ford Farm Cave Aged Cheddar
Ford Farm's Cave Aged Cheddar is made in their dairy in Dorset, but matured in the unique environment of Somerset's Wookey Hole cave. Maturing cheese in caves is nothing new in France - Roquefort has been matured in the caves of Combalou mountain for centuries - but Ford Farm's Mike Pullin was the first to do it here.
Mike is convinced that the cave environment has given his cheese a different dimension. The natural moulds grow faster in the high humidity and this has a mellowing effect. The precise contribution of Wookey Hole may be hard to pin down, but this is certainly a welcome addition to the Westcountry cheddar scene.
Pasteurised, not vegetarian