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.
Hebden Goat – Unpasteurised goat milk – 100g
Hebden Goat cheese is made on the farm by Gillian and her ten (yes, just ten!) goats. The cheese is slowly set before being moulded and aged for three weeks. The wrinkly rind breaks down to a smooth paste and rich goaty and grassy flavours.
Made by Gillian Clough, TenAcres Farm, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England.