Willoughby is an exclusive Jasper Hill Farm creation, a creamery that makes cheeses and offers cheese maturing cellars for other producers. The cheese was created initially by Marisa Mauro's Ploughgate Creamery, but after a fire in 2011, Jaspers resurrected the recipe and continued to make it at their farm.
This washed-rind cheese is made from pasteurized cow's milk. It has a semi-soft, buttery texture with occasional eyes and pale yellow caramel paste. Flavours range from delicate milky, herbal, ripe-peach that advance into peat, roasted beef and onions aromas imparted by the rind. The cheese is aged for 6 to 12 weeks.
Willoughby pairs perfectly with a Rose, Saison beer or raw floral honey.