Vegetarian, fresh cheese of round shape made from sheep's milk. This kind of cheese is very similar to feta, but it is more moist and wet. It is creamy, soft and it has a high percentage of acid. Sheep's milk gives the cheese a sweetish flavor and aroma. The period of ripening is from 10 - 22 days and the content of fat is about 45 per cent. Olde York has been produced by Judy Bell of Shepherd's Purse and was awarded a prize at British Cheese Awards in 1996. This cheese is used for grilling, cooking and it is delicious on baked potatoes.
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