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Lincolnshire Poacher

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  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: England and United Kingdom

  • Region: Lincolnshire

  • Family: Cheddar

  • Type: hard

  • Fat content: 45%

  • Texture: open and smooth

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: yellow

  • Flavour: fruity, nutty, savory, sweet

  • Aroma: grassy

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: F.W.Read & Sons Ltd

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 similar way to traditional West Country Cheddar using unpasteurised 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-coloured yellow pate and spotted brown and grey colour rind. The cheese has a smooth texture and a strong taste. In summer, notes of pineapple, toasted nuts and grassy dominate the flavour profile, while in winter, the taste becomes savoury and almost meaty.

Lincolnshire Poacher pairs well with full-bodied reds and whites and beer.

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