After many months of tweaking their recipe, Woodlands Dairy has finally launched a superb tasting cheese to match the popularity of their award winning yoghurts. Their new sheep’s milk cheese is called “Melbury”, after the location of their own sheep’s milk farm near Shaftesbury in the Dorset Countryside.
It is a hard cheese, matured for 9 months to make sure they get the perfect taste and texture. Soon after its launch, Melbury was entered into the Royal Bath & West Show’s British Cheese Awards competition and came away with 2 awards.
This is what the judges had to say about it: “Has a great appearance, interesting texture, appears aged but with a great mouth feel, and a well-balanced flavour.”
This is how another ‘International Cheese Awards’ judge described it:“Beneath its amber, mould -dappled natural rind lies an ivory paste that is both slightly granular and very rich, boasting toasted wheat aromas and nutty grassy-sweet flavours. With a complexity and depth that excites the taste buds. Perfect with a big Bordeaux, Port or any new -world red wine “