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Lincolnshire Poacher

Lincolnshire Poacher

Lincolnshire Poacher is an award-winning handmade cheese produced on a dairy farm nestling on the eastern edge of the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds. It is made in a way that is similar to traditional West Country Cheddar using unpasteurized cow’s milk. The cheese was invented by Simon Jones from Lincolnshire, who decided to turn the spring milk from his herd of Holsteins into cheese.

Traditional Lincolnshire Poacher is available in a cylindrical shape, coated by a rind appearing similar to granite. It is a slow-maturing cheese that takes between 12-24 months to develop a golden, straw-colored yellow pate and spotted brown and gray color rind. One gets daily and seasonal variation in terms of both flavor and texture but all-in-all the cheese has both cheddar and gruyere-like qualities. It has a smooth texture and a strong taste. In summer, notes of pineapple, toasted nuts and grassy dominate the flavor profile while in winter the taste becomes savory and almost meaty. Lincolnshire Poacher pairs well with full bodied reds and whites and beer.

The company makes many other traditional cheeses such as Vintage Lincolnshire Poacher aged for 18 to 22 months, Smoked Lincolnshire Poacher, Double Barrel and Lincolnshire Red which is made using vegetarian rennet.

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Dec 28, 2013
Lincolnshire poacher is an absolute delicious, complex cheese, perfect for any cheese board
Dec 23, 2013
Yes, it's our Christmas cheese. We've sampled one already: the smoked Lincolnshire Poacher, which was pretty stunning
Nov 16, 2013
Last nights British cheese board, Lincolnshire poacher, Somerset Brie and Oxford blue @Robbie_lorraine
Oct 20, 2013
Sunday night supper - Suffolk bread->@2magpiesbakery, Lincolnshire poacher cheese, scoffed in Yorkshire
Oct 14, 2013
Lincolnshire plum bread, poacher cheese and a brew. Grand as owt!
Aug 31, 2013
Mouth Almighty scones made using @jamesmartinchef Lincolnshire Poacher scone recipe + @SeanWilsonChef Lancs cheese
Aug 07, 2013
Fancy trying one of our guest cheeses at this week's #Beer and #Cheese festival? Here's some Lincolnshire Poacher
Jul 18, 2013
Our great vegetarian dish of MUSHROOM PITHIVIER Filled with mushrooms, Lincolnshire poacher cheese... come and try
Jul 02, 2013
Lincolnshire poacher cheese and Abbott ale puffed pretzels @TitchwellManor @ideasinfood #90%puffrate
Jun 13, 2013
@cornishyarg, Comte, Manchego, Pont d'Yeu, Murgu to finish Lincolnshire Poacher smoked. What a cheese board!
May 23, 2013
Beer and Cheese tasting tonight from 4-6! Come by and try Lagunitas Lucky 13 and Lincolnshire Poacher from England.
May 16, 2013
Definitely a #lunch for al fresco dining today..Heritage Tomato Salad, Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese & Red Onion Jam
May 14, 2013
Dinner tonight: Caramelised onion and Lincolnshire Poacher Quiche (cheese courtesy of @cannonandcannon).
May 05, 2013
@Brays_Cottage My speciality: cheese omlettee , with vintage Lincolnshire poacher cheese + chives. Mmm
May 03, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen can I introduce you to my 'cheese of the week, the splendid Lincolnshire Poacher.
Apr 12, 2013
Winejellar with Lincolnshire Poacher Double Barrel Cheese.(cider,ginger wine and red wine jelly)
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