Friday, 11 March 2016

The Black Farmer Sweet Mature Cheddar Cheese (review)


You may remember that last month, we reviewed The Black Farmer Pulled Pork Sausages (and very nice they were too !) so we were delighted when they sent over a block of their Sweet Mature Cheddar Cheese to put through its paces.


We love cheddar here at The Madhouse but the kids sometimes find the mature version to be eye-wateringly strong. The Black Farmer promises to combine the strength you'd expect from mature cheddar but with real depth of flavour and a delicious rounded sweet finish, so I was keen to see what they'd think. Well, it got a unanimous thumbs up from both the kids and the grown-ups ! It has a robust but not pungent flavour and we loved the creamy but crumbly texture. It's lovely cut straight from the block, served in a sandwich or a ploughmans (it's fabulous paired with a slightly sharp pickle or chutney) but it also melts beautifully, creating a cracking cheese on toast. Try it on crusty bread layered with Parma ham and tomatoes then popped under the grill until it is bubbling and golden - utterly delicious and so simple to prepare.

The Black Farmer Sweet Mature Cheddar uses 100% British milk and is made using the traditional craft of 'cheddaring' by hand-piling and turning the curd. It is currently available in selected Asda stores in 400g packs with a rrp of £3.00. This is the brand's first foray into dairy products but I certainly hope it won't be its last !

star rating : 4.5/5

RRP : £3 for 400g

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Disclosure : I received the product in order to write an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. It is a lovely cheese. Going to use some in cheese straws.