Mrs Kirkham's Lancashire
Kirkham’s Lancashire Cheese is the last and only farmhouse Lancashire to be made from unpasteurised milk. Strangely Lancashire cheese fell out of favour in the mid 20th century, partly because it couldn't be made traditionally and on a large scale. It is made by the Kirkham family in the village of Goosnargh near Longridge. The family's cheese making tradition goes back many generations.
Mrs Kirkham's Lancashire is not to be confused with the drier, more crumbly and tart cheese which is the modern,mass produced, speeded up version. Third-generation Lancashire-maker Graham Kirkham still follows the traditional two-day curd method of making Lancashire cheese, giving a buttery, yogurty flavour with a fluffy and light texture that melts in the mouth. Kirkham’s Lancashire is then traditionally clothbound and ‘buttered-up’ (enclosing the cheese in a buttered cloth to enable it to breath) and aged for 3-6 months.
This is a truly delicious cheese, rich yet light, and melt in the mouth!
Unpasteurised cow's milk / Not suitable for vegetarians
Allergens - contains MILK
Our cheeses will arrive to you wrapped in a waxed paper, this allows for it to breath keeping it in the best condition for consumption. If you plan on keeping your cheeses for longer, remove from its wax paper and wrap in cling film.
We guarantee 7 days shelf life on all cheeses and accompaniments.