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Seator's Orkney

Seator's Orkney
Photo Credit: Neal's Yard Dairy
  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Great Britain, Scotland and United Kingdom

  • Region: Orkney Islands

  • Type: hard, artisan

  • Texture: crumbly

  • Colour: cream

  • Flavour: acidic

  • Aroma: lactic

  • Producers: Grimbister Farm, Neal's Yard Dairy

Seator's Orkney is a fresh cow's milk cheese made by Hilda Seator at her Grimbister Farm on the Orkney. The cheese is aged for 4 days, before being sold in the market. 

This young cheese is crumbly with a sharp acid bite. As it matures, it becomes fruity and yeasty with lactic aroma. It is similar to Wensleydale, Caerphilly and Cotherstone – all cheeses that are not very different from Orkney in terms of taste and texture.

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