A Conversation for Cheddar Cheese

'Real Cheese to Gorge On'

Post 1

BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

This was a headline in the Saily Mail today.

Apparently batches of Cheddar Cheese is being matured in the traditional way - in a cave at Cheddar Gorge - for the first time in a century. This maturuing process fell victim to cost-cutting andgrowing demand in the early 20th Century. (Cheese was first matured in this way as long as 1000 years ago).

However, growing consumer demand for quality food has encouraged the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Co to begin cave-maturation once again, in Gough's Cave.

Apparently, the distinctive flavour of traditional Cheddar Cheese owes much to the air in the caves.

The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Co produces about 60 tons of Cheddar a year, which is 0.03% of the total UK Cheddar market.

'Real Cheese to Gorge On'

Post 2

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

smiley - drool Must find me some; I have I believe been in that* cave; and indeed, bought cheddar, which I assume was matured there, from the shop, in Cheddar gorge... that was quite a few years back though... smiley - droolsmiley - cheese I dream of owning my own cave... to fill with maturing cheeses smiley - droolsmiley - silly

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