Region: Forest of Arden, Warwickshire
Made by: Julie Hay
Milk Treatment: Raw
Coagulant: Vegetarian Rennet
Milk from a flock that grazes on land once covered by the Forest of Arden gives Berkswell its distinctive flavour: forming it in kitchen colanders gives it its distinctive shape.
Characteristics: Pale yellow with mottled rind; chewy; caramelised onions, toffee, fruity.
Best with: Berkswell has much in common with pecorino and can easily be grated into gratins, souffles or quiches to add flavour and depth.