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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:35 pm 
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I was in the local supermarket today buying in some provisions and i went to get some extra mature cheddar cheese, just for a change from the standard stuff.
All there is ,is the generic brands like cathedral,but even their expensive 'Vintage mature' also has the words 'but mellow' on the package.

If i wanted a frigging mellow cheese id frigging buy a mellow cheese. :evil:

I want the blast the taste buds into orbit type of strong vintage cheese,older than God.but not a blue cheese or soft variety, just a cheddar 8)
The supermarket or local deli's dont seem to stock such a thing :cry:

So i thought with such a mix of members here,many from traditional cheese making shires, that someone could recommend something locally made,and perhaps even arrange for some to be sent to me 8) as a sample,if thats possible.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:42 pm 
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You need to go to Roger Wilkins farm in Mudgley, Somerset, as his cheese is absolutely fantastic. You'll probably need to try his cider too...


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Or better still, Tower Farm Cheddar from Somerset. The best I have tasted by a long way.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:45 pm 
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works for me :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Galloways is not bad ,but i dont think its what i want.
Not reknowned for our cheese making are the Scots,its more an english speciality .


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surely you jest? :)

http://www.mellischeese.co.uk/MellisHome.asp


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here you go :

www.fromages.com .

and no , cheese is not an english speciality .
I have been here 13 years and dont think I have found a good cheese yet .


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cchris2lou wrote:
here you go :

www.fromages.com .

and no , cheese is not an english speciality .
I have been here 13 years and dont think I have found a good cheese yet .


Used to be a good cheese shop next door to the station at Tunbridge Wells :D We used to buy whole stiltons and bring them up to Glasgow for family folks at Xmas :lol: :lol:


The mature cheddar from Arran Creamery was pretty good last time i tasted it. Going there this weekend so will try to cadge a bit for you D/T :P


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:22 pm 
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dek1165 wrote:
You need to go to Roger Wilkins farm in Mudgley, Somerset, as his cheese is absolutely fantastic. You'll probably need to try his cider too...


I can't express how correct this statement is. :)

As a Somerset boy born and bred, I like my Cheddar tasty, I mean eyes watering, taste buds tingling and sense of smell overwhelmed tasty. The supermarkets all used to sell a "tasty" cheddar that met these criteria, but has completely disappeared. :( All you get now is basically variations on a mild theme.

However Roger Wilkins is a saviour with his perfect home made cider and amazing tasty cheddar (best with the rind on - even has the little crystals of salt formed in it) ;) . I think it is actually made by a company called Rose Farm, in Cocklake (no sniggering) which is just down the road from Wedmore. Roger's farm is a true window into the past, nothing has changed there apart from the additional cobwebs in years. Go there drink for free and only pay for what you take with you - AMAZING! :)

Sorry, got a bit carried away. :oops:

P.s. These boys aren't bad either: http://www.farmhousecheesemakers.com/


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Some of those farm made ciders are magic

Went on a geological mapping trip to Hereford when a student. Area being mapped was littered with "Cider Farms" :lol: :lol: :lol:


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