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Westray Wife

I.J. Mellis Cheesemongers
  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Scotland

  • Type: firm

  • Texture: compact and firm

  • Rind: washed

  • Colour: golden yellow

  • Flavour: garlicky, grassy, nutty, salty, savory, umami

  • Aroma: barnyardy, buttery, fruity, grassy, toasty

  • Vegetarian: yes

  • Producers: Wilsons of Westray

Made on the island of Westray, Orkney in Scotland by Jason and Nina Wilson, this alpine-style cheese with a washed rind is made using pasteurized cow's milk and vegetarian rennet. The small herd of five cows yields a limited number of wheels of this highly sought-after cheese. Typically, the cheese is matured for up to seven months.

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