When we asked Andy Swinscoe recently what British Cheese made from goat or sheep milk has recently blown you away with its quality, this was the one!
Supplied by Andy Swinscoe, The Courtyard Dairy – Cheesemonger of the Year – World Cheese Awards.
The Courtyard Dairy stocks and supplies a carefully chosen range of unusual and exquisite farmhouse cheeses, selected direct from individual farms, and then only if the cheese is superior in quality and taste. No compromises.
For the best depth of flavour, these specialist cheeses are still made by hand on the farm, with most farmers using their own high-quality unpasteurised milk from a single herd of animals. Many of these farmers have less than 70 cows (the smallest producer has just 7 goats!).
The Courtyard Dairy’s cheeses are among the finest to be found anywhere in the world.
GoaShee – Unpasteurised sheep & goat’s milk
GoaShee is a mixed-milk cheese, made with a blend of around 30% sheep’s milk and 70% goats’ milk from Holker Farm’s own herd.
Reminiscent of Italian and Spanish hard cheeses it is matured for around six months and showcases the rich sweetness of sheep’s milk together with the delicate floral herbaceous notes from the goats’ milk.
Made by Nicola Robinson and Martin Gott at Holker Farm, in Cartmel, Cumbria, England.