English, Welsh, and Irish Cheeses
Comprised of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland, much of the land is extremely fertile pastureland and is said to be home to five times as many cattle as humans. Cheesemaking is a daily routine of the British culture.
A nice contrast of earthy and milky flavors. Serve it with a Stout or Côtes du Rhône wine.
Colston Bassett Stilton
This is the creamiest, tastiest Stilton you’ll find. Unlike most other Stiltons, the flavor is strong and lingers on your tongue without being sharp or overpowering. Even the rind of this Stilton is moist, and the inside of the cheese is creamy throughout.
You will love the layers of flavor in this British cheese. Farmhouse Gloucester is layered with blue-veined Stilton for a rich combination. Pair with a Pinot Noir or Port wine.
Black Mountain is a combination of garlic, herbs, and wine blended with creamy Cheddar, which makes this a potent, assertive cheese. Try melted on baked potatoes, stuffed in chicken, or on its own with crusty bread and washed down with a pint of ale. (Available Seasonally)
This Lancashire, with its buttered-cloth rind, has a lemony, yogurty flavor and a moist, rich texture that is best described by locals as a buttery crumble.
Made by one of only three remaining producers making traditional farmstead Cheddar with unpasteurized cow’s milk in the English county of Somerset, this classic English Cheddar has a creamy, tangy flavor and a rich, satisfying texture.
Harlech is a zesty, smooth cheese named after Harlech Castle in Northern Wales. Harlech is a mature Cheddar blended with horseradish and parsley. This vegetarian cheese is perfect as a table cheese to add a contrast to any cheese course. (Available Seasonally)
This smooth, firm, tasty Cheddar is made with Welsh brown ale and mustard seeds. Red Dragon is a buttery and spicy cheese with plenty of bite, but is not too hot. Not only do the mustard seeds give Red Dragon its marvelous flavor, but also its texture. Serve as a table cheese or melted on toast with dark ale; or try a Shiraz, if you prefer wine. (Available Seasonally)
This award-winning cheese is cheddared by hand, and made with the milk produced by the cheesemakers’ own cows. Aged a minimum of 11 months.
This lovely red cheese from the Calver family of Somerset, England is made with raw cow’s milk and dyed with all-natural annatto. Similar to Lancashire, it has a pleasant, medium-sharp flavor, and looks beautiful on a cheese plate.
Quickes Extra Mature Cheddar
A full-flavored, clothbound cheddar that is matured for a longer length of time to achieve great complexity and a wonderful bite. Perfect for a cheese plate, it pairs well with a Dolcetto from Piedmont.