Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized cow's milk
Country of origin: England
Type: hard, artisan
Fat content: 25%
Calcium content: 10 mg/100g
Colour: pale yellow
Flavour: buttery, nutty
Producers: Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses, Dewlay Products Ltd, Kirkhams Lancashire Cheese Ltd, Leagram Organic Cheese, Singletons’ Dairy
Synonyms: Lancashire cheese
Cheese has been produced in Lancashire for more than 700 years. There was hardly enough milk for farmers to make the cheese. Without the aid of refrigeration, it was best to turn any leftover milk to curd. Curd from the second day's milk was added to the first and even from the third. This is how Lancashire cheese is still made today from cow's milk.
When creamy Lancashire cheese further matures, the flavour of the cheese intensifies. This cheese can be aged for up to 24 months. This cheese is then classified as Tasty Lancashire cheese. Tasty Lancashire is rich, smooth with a nutty and buttery flavour.
The tasty Lancashire cheese is best had with bread, pickle, or a Real ale beer.