As in the best cheddars
, classic sharp notes linger appealingly.
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead announced that Orkney, Scottish Island Cheddar
has been awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status under the EU Protected Food Names (PFN) scheme.
Orkney Scottish island cheddar
has been produced with locally sourced milk from a recipe passed through generations since 1946.
Pilgrims Choice had previously been listed with its j mature Cheddar
and Tickler with a 350g wedge of its extramature Cheddar
include Just Delicious Extra Mature Cheddar
, Rich & Creamy Mature Cheddar
, Simply Gorgeous Vintage Cheddar
, So Mellow Mild Cheddar
, TNT Aged Cheddar
and Village Oak 18 Month-Old Cheddar
; Wyke's Truly Scrumptious Farmhouse Butter is also being introduced.
Collier's, which is made at the Llandyrnog Creamery in Denbigh from Welsh milk, took honours in both the Cheeses from Wales category and the Vintage Cheddar
We've teamed up with Seriously Strong Cheddar
to give away a picnic hamper and rug, along with a selection of goodies from the Seriously range.
The Pembrokeshire site beat other creameries across the UK to win gold for its mature cheddar
Examples include dry Jack, aged Cheddar
, hard goat cheese, aged goat's milk cheese, Parmesan and aged Gouda.
Just one ounce of full-fat swiss, cheddar
, or most other cheeses contains eight or nine grams of fat, five or six of which are saturated - the kind that put the Mercedes in your cardiologist's garage.
Although there is no objective way of quantifying sweetness, anecdotal evidence as well as consumer tests and brand research suggest consumers are favouring sweeter Cheddars
over more traditional flavour profiles these days.
In addition to Lockerbie's gold, a further ten top prizes were won by Milk Link's creameries at the show: Taw Valley Creamery, in North Tawton, Devon, won five including the DSM Trophy for Best Single Vintage Cheddar
; The Christian Hansen Trophy for its Double Gloucester; the Cryovac Award for Best Cheese with Health Benefits; and further gold awards for its Red Leicester and Organic Cheddar
Tomato Basil Cheddar
recently won Best of Class in the 2007 United States Cheese Competition.
Cheesemaker Jamie Montgomery is going crackers after six tons of his best cheddar
Cabot Flavored Cheddar
Cheese, Mediterranean and Pesto; $2.