People with milk intolerances often contact us for a ewe’s milk cheese. This is our go to cheese recommendation, our Owd Ewe is now available to purchase online as a whole, bandaged ewe’s milk cheese or a smaller 800g portion - and with free delivery! This is our bestselling aged sheep cheese and one of Iona’s favourites.
This is another one of our high maintenance cheeses that has a natural rind, which is edible, though some prefer to cut it off. It is cloth bound and put in the maturing room to mature, where over time, it loses moisture and the fat begins to break down and the flavours really start to come into their own. A complex cheese with layers of flavour. It is turned and rubbed each week to keep it happy.
We prefer this as an after dinner cheese, to savour the flavours
Great Taste Award Judge’s tasting notes: the rind is very even, the consistency is well matured from centre to outside. The salt crystallizing is also very good, and the flavour has high impact, it's mouth-watering and certainly well deserves one star. Versatile alternative to the Italian dishes…….definitely well made.
One cheese weighs approx. 1.8kgs. If a little less, to make the weight up, we will ensure we top you up, sometimes with a little piece of something else, to give you a little variety. You will receive this cheese whole, in its bandage. You can keep it in a cool, clean, dark place, still in its bandage before you cut into it. Once it has been cut into, it is best to wrap in greaseproof or cling film and keep in the salad drawer of your fridge. You can freeeze pieces of the cheese, and it should be defrosted gently in the fridge.
These cheeses can be frozen. They do not like to be kept in a vac pack in the fridge, so if you intend to eat them straight away, please unwrap and rewrap tightly in good quality cling film or greaseproof and keep it in a plastic tub with a lid in the fridge. If the natural rinded cheeses continue to mature, they may develop a little mould, just sliver it off with a knife.
These cheeses can be frozen in the vac pack, but please remove the vac pack before defrosting.
Shelf life, 3 months in the freezer, 3 weeks in the fridge, 10 days once opened.