Cheese of the Month

Cheshire is one of the oldest recorded named cheeses in British history: it is first mentioned, along with a Shropshire cheese, by Thomas Muffett in Health’s Improvement (c.1580).

Appleby’s Cheshire has been made by the Appleby family since the 50’s. Lance and Lucy Appleby were the first generation and both were awarded MBE’s for their services to cheese making in 2001. The third generation Appleby’s are now working in the business and the cheese is still made in the same traditional way with unpasteurised milk, from their own cows, with traditional rennet. It’s a perfect cheese for this time of year as it partners perfectly with fruit cakes, dates and figs.

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