What do you think of when you hear the word “cheese”? If you’re from the UK or Ireland, most likely it’s cheddar that comes to mind – and probably in a great big block you bought at the supermarket, just like this one. Sure, there are many other kinds of cheese, and they’re great too. But for everyday eating, nothing beats good old cheddar. You’ll find the stuff in millions of fridges the length and breadth of the country. It’s a safe bet that if there’s cheese in the house at all, it will be cheddar.
The reason for the ubiquity of cheddar in British and Irish homes is not only its delicious flavour, but its versatility. It has the perfect balance of flavour and texture to be just the ticket for all kinds of dishes. From sandwiches and toasties, to a filling for baked potatoes, or grated on top of a cottage pie, or… No doubt you have your own favourite use for it.
Our Clonakilty vintage cheddar is exactly what you would expect it to be – full of flavour, with a firm but not crumbly texture. It’s also great for making a cheddar cheese sauce, or as the base for dishes such as macaroni and cheese, or even in a broccoli and cheddar quiche.
Our Clonakilty cheddar is just like the cheese you used to buy all the time back home, but can’t seem to find any more… until now!
If you want something a little milder and creamier, try our extra mature cheddar.