Our Cheeses

Vintage White Cheddar

Vintage White Cheddar

Knockanore Vintage White Cheddar is made using raw milk on our farm in Ballyneety, Co. Waterford. All of the milk used comes from our pedigree herd of Friesian cows that graze on the lush rolling hills of the countryside. Our cheese is made using traditional cheddaring techniques which involve stacking the cheese curds on top of one another to produce a firm but slightly open textured cheese. Matured for six months, this vintage white cheddar is mild with subtle sweet and creamy tones, but with enough of a tang to satisfy real cheese lovers.

Ingredients

Cheddar cheese (milk).
All our cheeses are proudly made with raw (unpasteurised) milk.

More info

In the cheese making process, there are also two essential adittions or ‘processing aids’, the use of a starter culture which is comprised of beneficial bacteria that help to raise the ph of the milk and the use of rennet which coagulates the milk so that it can then be split in to curds and whey (solids and liquids).

We use vegetarian rennet in the cheesemaking process and as such all our cheeses are suitable for Vegetarians

Serving & Pairing

Enjoy it on its own in a big chunk with some crusty bread. It’s great on white soda bread with a bit of butter and some sweet tomato relish. You can also try out one of OUR RECIPES or substitute any recipe that calls for a firm cheese. We always recommend removing the cheese from the fridge a half hour or so before serving to allow the flavours to develop.

Knockanore Vintage White Cheddar works great with richer styles of white wine such as a buttery chardonnay or lighter reds, perhaps a new world Pinot Noir. It works remarkably well with beers as well. We recommend Dungarvan Brewing Company’s Helvick Gold Blonde Ale. If you’re feeling adventurous, try it with a Fino sherry – it works!

Nutritional Information

Typical valuesper 100g
Energy1700kj / 410kcal
Fat34g
Of which saturate21.5g
Carbohydrates0.2g
Of which sugars0.2g
Protein25g
Salt1.8g

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