Westcombe Oxonlees

Westcombe Oxonlees

Westcombe is a smooth, well rounded farmhouse Cheddar from Somerset, selected for its warm, lingering flavours and happy balance of creaminess and acidity. Oxonlees, named after one of the fields on their farm, is a project to select and age on the best batches of Westcombe Cheddar. 

Clothbound with lard.

Portion
Regular price £5.75
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Choose your preferred delivery date at checkout. As we use third party couriers (typically DPD) we cannot guarantee the arrival day of your order but we will do our best to ensure that it arrives as close as possible to your chosen date. To be sure it arrives in time, we recommend choosing a date a couple of days ahead of when you would like to eat your cheese. 

milk type
Cow

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Evercreech, Somerset

milk source
Own herd; Bought-in

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milk type
Cow

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Evercreech, Somerset

milk source
Own herd; Bought-in

breed
Holstein; Dairy Shorthorn

season
All year

average age
18 Months

cheesemakers
Rob Howard; The Calver Family

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Westcombe Dairy's maturing cave is equipped with Cheddar-turning robot, nicknamed Tina the Turner.

Our Work

We visit Westcombe Dairy six times a year to select our batches of cheese.

Accompaniments

Dijon Mustard
£2.85

Rosebud Piccalilli Chutney
£6.00

Serving Suggestions

Grate Westcombe Cheddar into scrambled eggs towards the end of cooking for deeper savoury flavour.

FAQs

As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend roughly between 100 and 150 grams per person for after dinner, and a bit more if cheese is the focus of the meal. If you are buying cheese to serve over a couple of days or as part of a buffet, it is advisable to buy a few larger pieces. This will both look better and keep better than many small bits. To help visualise weights, a good tip is to consider that a regular supermarket pat of butter weighs between 200 and 250 grams. If you are at all unsure please give us a call for some advice.

The best option is to keep your cheese wrapped in its paper within a box in the fridge. This will prevent the cheese from drying out and absorbing other flavours. Your cheese will arrive wrapped in waxed cheese paper, which achieves the best possible balance between maintaining humidity around the cheese and allowing it to breathe. We are happy to provide some free extra cheese paper, just search for "cheese paper" and add it to your basket. We don't recommend cling film or foil as it can cause the cheese to sweat which will negatively affect the flavour.

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