Lancanshire cheese has been made in Lancanshire from the 13th century. However, it might be considerably different than the Lancanshire cheese we see today. The cheese was made by farmer's wives from the surplus milk. In 1890, a Lancashire County Council employee named Joseph Gornall, gave advice on production methods and succeeding in creating a formal recipe for making Lancanshire cheese. This method is still used today.
Lancanshire cheese comes in mostly three styles - Creamy Lancashire, Tasty Lancashire and Crumbly Lancashire. The Creamy Lancashire cheese is very popular as a spread on toast. In fact, in some areas it is called toastie. It also goes well with Welsh rarebit, sandwiches and pastas.
The texture is creamy, smooth and has a rich buttery flavour. Creamy Lancashire is aged for 4 to 12 weeks.
- Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized cow's milk
- Country of origin: England
- Region: Lancanshire
- Type: fresh soft, artisan
- Fat content: 75%
- Texture: creamy and smooth
- Rind: natural
- Colour: pale yellow
- Flavour: buttery, creamy, smooth
- Aroma: rich
- Vegetarian: no
- Producers: Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses, Dewlay Products Ltd, Leagram Organic Cheese, Singletons’ Dairy
Other English cheeses:
Blue Wensleydale , Buffalo, Cheddar, Cheshire, Coverdale, Denhany Dorset Drum, Double Gloucester, Double Worcester, Duddleswell, Gloucester, ... show all ... , Gospel Green, Hereford Hop, Herriot Farmhouse, Huntsman, Lincolnshire Poacher, Marble Cheddar, Marbled Cheeses, Mature Wensleydale, Menallack Farmhouse, Seriously Strong Cheddar, Spenwood, Sraffordshire Organic, Tyning, Wellington, Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar
Abbot’s Gold, Applewood, Coquetdale, Cotherstone, Cotswold, Curworthy, Derby, Devon Blue, Devon Garland, Friesla, Huntsman, Malvern, Montgomery's Cheddar, Red Windsor, Sage Derby
Burwash Rose, Chorlton Blue Cheshire, Cropwell Bishop Blue Stilton, Exmoor Blue, Harbourne Blue, Loddiswell Avondale, Marbled Cheeses, May Hill Green, Oxford Blue, Stichelton, Stilton, Waterloo, Wigmore
Bath Blue, Bath Cheese, Beenleigh Blue, Blacksticks Blue, Bosworth, Buxton Blue, Capricorn Somerset Goats Cheese, Cornish Brie, Cornish Pepper, Emlett, Finn, Flower Marie, Golden Cross, Little Rydings, Sharpam, Somerset Brie, Sussex Slipcote, Tymsboro, Yorkshire Blue
fresh soft cheeses:
Cerney Pyramid, Olde York, Vulscombe