Focus on Cheese: Organic Cheddar

Welcome to another of our Focus on Cheese articles on the Belton Farm Award-winning Cheese Range. This month we are focusing on our famous Organic Cheddar.

The Cheese

Cheddar cheese originates from the village of Cheddar in Somerset, south west England. However, today Cheddar cheese is made and eaten all over the world.

Belton Farm produces handcrafted Organic Cheddar cheese made from Organic Cow’s milk. The combination of high-quality organic milk and the skills of the Belton Cheesemakers give Belton Farm Organic Cheddar its exceptional quality and a taste that delivers every time.

The Story

Cheddar has been produced since at least the 12th century, a pipe roll of King Henry II from 1170 records the purchase and Charles I (1600–1649) also bought cheese from the village. It is thought Romans may have brought the recipe to Britain from the Cantal region of France.

The Organic Milk used to make our delicious Cheddar cheese comes from local farms on the Shropshire/Cheshire border, a beautiful part of the world surrounded by glorious countryside, with rich, green pastures perfect for cows to freely graze on throughout the year.

The Pleasure

We have also created some delicious Cheddar Cheese recipes!

Just don’t forget if you’re having a cheeseboard remove the cheese from the refrigerator 30 to 60 minutes prior to serving to allow the cheese to rest.

– White Burgundy

– Merlot

– Dark Ale and Beers