Old Winchester

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Origin:                       England
Region:                      Landford, Wiltshire
Made by:                   James Brown, Lyburn Farmhouse Cheesemakers
Type:                          Hard
Milk:                           Cow
Milk Treatment:    Pasteurised
Coagulant:                Vegetarian Rennet

Old Winchester is anything but – developed in the noughties when plummeting prices led one dairy farmer to think up alternative uses for his milk, it has become a modern British classic.

Characteristics: very hard, crumbly, Parmesan-like texture; fruity, nutty flavour with a tang from its salt crystals.

Best with: cut through its saltiness with some quince jelly.