Montgomery Cheddar -

$34.00

Montgomery’s Cheddar is considered by most to be the king of cheddars. This is one of the three truly traditional cheddars  still to be made in the country today. James Montgomery is ever attentive to the nuances of flavor as this is the fruit of his planning and work with the farming. He thoroughly researches the herd’s feed in order to get the right levels of fat and protein in the milk. It’s a careful balance between grass, solid food like silage or hay and starches or sugars (potatoes grown by his brother Archie for instance). Fat and protein levels in the milk are carefully monitored also because it has a huge effect on the texture of the cheese. Too much fat and you get a moist cheese, which tends to have tangier sharper flavors rather than the sweet, nutty meatiness that characterize a Montgomerys. Rich, sweet, fruity, nutty, beefy flavors. Sometimes reminiscent of the caramelized edge of a Sunday roast. The texture is drier than most other cheddars with a grainy and crystalline crunch as it ages.  

MILK - Raw Cow

RENNET - Animal

TYPE - Cheddar

REGION - England

FLAVOR & TEXTURE - Rich, sweet, fruity, nutty, beefy flavors.  The texture is drier than most other cheddars with a grainy and crystalline crunch as it ages.

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