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.
Stichelton – Unpasteurised Cow’s Milk – Vegetarian –
Hand-ladled and made to a traditional Stilton recipe but with unpasteurised milk to make an outstanding blue cheese. Pierced later and matured slower than modern-Stilton’s, Stichelton is creamy and nutty with a rich yet gentle blue note.
Made by Joe Schneider in Cuckney, Nottinghamshire, England.