Mature Kirkham's Lancashire

Mature Kirkham's Lancashire

The longer maturation of these cheeses helps to create a more upfront, punchier flavour profile, whilst the texture is slightly drier but just as wonderfully crumbly as in the younger cheeses.

Portion
Regular price £11.70
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For orders under £39.50, standard delivery is £8.00.

Collection from our London shops is free - choose Shop Collection at checkout.

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
Near Goosnargh, Lancashire

milk source
Own herd

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milk type
Cow

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Near Goosnargh, Lancashire

milk source
Own herd

breed
Holstein

season
All year

average age
10 months

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Longer matured Lancashire is known locally as "tasty". The maturation of this cheese in our London shops has been a wonderful learning experience for our retail cheesemongers.

Accompaniments

Damson Paste - 200g Slice
£7.40

Rosebud Piccalilli Chutney
£6.00

Serving Suggestions

Serve chunks of Lancashire with warm Eccles cakes.

Recipes

Mushroom & Kirkham's Lancashire Omelette

This delicious recipe by Laura Jackson makes wonderful use of Kirkham's Lancashire.

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.

Customer Reviews

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Richard Sibley
Kirkhams Lancashire

Kirkhams is the finest Lancashire cheese which we have enjoyed for many years.
This,however was a little too powerful and detracted from the sublime slightly mild tangy flavour we have been used to.

Hi Richard,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I'm sorry to hear that the Lancashire didn't live up to expectation this time.
Do you think this might be related to the age profile? This piece was a Mature version of the Kirkham's as opposed to the traditional younger one?
Please do let us know if anything is ever amiss - we're always happy to set things right.
Kindest regards,
NYD

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Alan Tait
Beautiful cheese!

Great texture as well as delicious sharp flavour.

Hi Alan,
Just wanted to thank you for your review and invaluable feedback - it's much appreciated.
We're delighted to hear you've enjoyed the Mature Kirkham's.
Best wishes,
NYD

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Andy Whiteman
The Best Cheese I have Tasted in nearly 10 years

Just stunning. Fabulous texture, taste and crumble. Truly beautiful cheese. Should have ordered 3 times as much, I need an infinite supply.

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kevin swann
Mature Kirkham's Lancashire

Definitely a favourite cheese in this household. Amontillado and Eccles cakes make good partners.

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Geoffrey Moss
Always top notch

Delicious as ever, and delivered in excellent condition.