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Washed Rind cheeses are mild in flavour but strong in aroma. They are characterised by an orangey, brown rind having been washed in brine, cider, wine or herbs. The creamy texture and subtle favour are a contrast to the pungent smell. They have high moisture content and thus mature quite quickly.


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Alderwood [ Cow Semi-hard Washed Rind Unpas ]
Cranborne Chase Cheese, Dorset

This semi-hard washed rind cheese is made with unpasteurised cow’s milk and traditional rennet. It develops a natural rind of mottled orange/brownish colour derived from the ripening mould and the natural flora of the area. It can be eaten young but will develop strength of flavour as it matures.

£19.50/kg *

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Buckland [ Cow Semi-hard Washed Rind Veg Org Pas ]
West Hill Farm Dairy Ltd, Devon

This is a mild rind washed semi-soft cheese with a delicate flavour when young which increases in depth and complexity as the cheese ripens over a three to four week period.

£6.50 per individual cheese *

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Keltic Gold [ Cow Washed Rind Veg Pas ]
Whalesborough Farm Foods, Cornwall

This rind washed cows milk cheese is made from pasteurised milk by Sue Proudfoot at Whalesborough near Bude in Cornwall. It is a pungent rind washed soft cheese with a creamy flavour. It is washed in a local cider three times a week to give it an edible rind which is burnt orange in colour and slightly sticky. It has to be eaten with the rind to be enjoyed at its best.

£23.73/kg *

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Morn Dew [ Cow Semi-hard Washed Rind Veg Unpas ]
White Lake Cheeses Ltd, Somerset

This delightful washed rind cheese is another experiment by Peter at White Lake cheese. It is mild yet tangy and the aroma develops as the cheese matures.The cheese is available in a 1.5kg round or a delightful mini cheese which weighs in at around 300g.

mini Morn Dew £6.50 per cheese *

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Ogle Shield [ Cow Washed Rind Veg Unpas ]
J.A. and E. Montgomery Ltd, Somerset

Take Jersey Shield, a hard creamy cheese made from Jersey cows milk, and wash it in a weak brine solution so that a mould and a hard rind cannot form and you have Ogle Shield. The cheese itself is still hard but has a sticky orange surface, a pungent aroma and a mellow flavour.

£14.00/kg *

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Somerset Rustic [ Cow Washed Rind Soft Veg Pas ]
The Lubborn Creamery, Somerset

This is a little rind washed(smelly)gem from Lubborn. It has an orangey softish rind which is most definitely edible and the pungency of the aroma increases as it matures. The flavour is mellow and quite gentle without a hint of bitterness but with a piquancy which is all its own.

£2.50 *

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Stinking Bishop [ Cow Washed Rind Veg Pas ]
Charles Martell, Gloucestershire

A washed rind cheese first made by Cisterian monks in Dymock. It has a sticky orange rind with a pungent spirited aroma. The texture can vary from firm to soft depending on the season. It takes its name from the variety of pear used in the Perry wash.

£20.00 per small ~400g cheese *

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Tornegus [ Cow Semi-hard Washed Rind Veg Pas ]
Duckett's Caerphilly Ltd., Somerset

Take a Caerphilly from Chris Duckett, marinade it in herbs and rind wash it in wine from Kent and you have Tornegus. It has a speckled orange rind which is crystally and slightly sticky with a semi-hard open textured interior and a rustic flavour.

£24.25/kg *

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