GOLDEN RIND Tricia Bey with one of her award-winning cheddar truckles
Based at Hawes, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Wensleydale Creamery utilised it's expertise in producing waxed, shaped cheese truckles
to create The Snowman" [Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese 90g] and Father ChristmasTM [Cheddar cheese 90g] truckles
along with the addition of The Snowdog [Cheddar cheese 90g], to complement its popular miniature waxed Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese truckle
It's now available from The Wensleydale Creamery's own shop at Hawes, where you can see the cheesemaking, and from its online shop www.wensleydale.co.uk For your chance to win a selection of the 200g miniature waxed cheese truckles
, simply answer the following question: When was Wensleydale Cheese first made?
The Snowman Wensleydale Cheese Truckles
, PS9 for 6, Wensleydale.co.uk
There's even a plea from someone who's been saving the wax from cheese truckles
for 20 years.
The Barber family has been farming and producing cheese in Somerset since the early 1800s and now specialises in a wide range of mainly block cheeses, although it also supplies truckles
(or rounds), in pack sizes from 2.5g and 5kg to 20kg.
The Snowdonia Cheese company, based in Denbigh, is right up there at the forefront of the market with its array of different cheeses sold in handily sized truckles
costing about pounds 3 each.
Fine organic blue cheese from Caws Cenarth called Perl Las is the true Welsh alternative to Stilton and comes in four kilo rounds or 750 mini truckles
Cheese 2000, part of the British Cheese Festival and awards, is a one-day extravaganza with truckloads of truckles
Daylesford Organic is aged for nine months or more, and is available in 10 kilo rounds, and 2.5 kilo truckles
. Each round and truckle
is made by hand from the raw milk of their Friesians, taken from the herd and channelled straight into their creamery, where all the cheeses are made fresh each day.
Five attractive, waxed 100g truckles
of cheese have been hand picked to ensure the perfect mix of flavours to suit every palate.
``The maturing process takes six weeks and at various times as it matures I have to pierce each of the 100 truckles
of blue-veined Gorau Glas-Best Blue are not to be sniffed a t,as they cost a staggering pounds 27akilo.
They're doing it because they enjoy rolling huge truckles
down perilously steep slopes while under the influence of the falling-down water, and enjoyment is the best and most honest reason for doing anything.
Famous for its truckles
of mature cheddar supplied to delicatessen counters, retail outlets are new able to purchase the whole range of Quickes hard cheeses in the new pre-pack format.