A mini cloth bound and matured in Somerset caves. Harder and nuttier than our full size cave-aged cheddar.
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Between the Dorset Downs and the West Dorset Heritage Coast in the Bride Valley, Paxton & Whitfield's Cheddar Truckles are handmade to a traditional recipe using milk from local herds to give a fruity flavour and smooth texture. They are then taken and matured in the historic Wookey Hole Caves of Wells, Somerset, where the flavour picks up a distinctive complexity from the unique environment.
To make this cheddar, the cheesemakers have an early start. It is a labour intensive process whereby the milk is pasteurised and renneted, with the resulting curds being cut and salted by hand. The curds are ladled into moulds where they are drained and bound in cloth and covered in lard. The Truckles are stored in maturation rooms for months before they are taken to Wookey hole for their final maturation.
This is a specialist cheese which is made to exacting specifications regarding geography, milk source and recipe, earning it a coveted Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). Wookey Hole Caves have existed for millions of years, and first provided a safe and comfortable place to live for the Celtic People of the Iron Age.
Paxton & Whitfield’s delicious Cheddar Truckle is a perfect size for a big cheese board as well as giving the spectacle of having a whole clothbound cheese
Once home, this cheese should be stored in a refrigerator and turned every few days to distribute the moisture evenly throughout the cheese. Please note the cloth should be removed before eating. This can easily be done with a knife.
This product requires refrigeration
This cheese is a Pasteurised, Vegetarian Rennet, Cow’s milk cheese.
Nutritional Data: Amount per 100g:Energy KJ-1725,Energy KCAL-416,Fat-34.9 (of which are Saturates 21.7),Carbohydrates-0.1 (of which sugars-0.1),Protein-25.4,Salt-1.8
21 days shelf life Keep refrigerated. Serve at room temperature.
Paxton & Whitfield has been Britain’s leading Cheesemonger for over 200 years. We pride ourselves on sourcing exceptional products, embracing their diversity and provenance and sharing their discovery with our customers.
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