There’s more to tasting cheese than simply taking a bite, that’s the last thing you do.
Start by feeling the cheese – is it soft or is it hard? Generally speaking, the younger the cheese, the softer it is.
Then, look at the colour – with cheddar, the colour fades with age, so the older the cheese, the lighter it is.
Next, how does it smell? Generally speaking, the older it is the stronger and more cheddar-y it will smell.
Finally bite into it and feel the texture – Mainland cheddar gets sharper and crumblier with age.
It all comes down to one thing. Time.
And that’s what makes Mainland cheese so special. Because our master cheese makers take the time to source the finest ingredients and give the cheese the time it needs to develop.
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