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Brightwell Ash

The tangy flavour of this cheese is bright and juicy. Its ashed rind is wrinkly, and the texture of the paste is pleasantly light and silky.

Minimum: 120g.

Regular price £10.05 Sale

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Delivery Information

Standard delivery is free to most postcodes in the UK for orders over £29.50. Click here for a list of postcodes where additional delivery charges apply.

For orders under £29.50, standard delivery is £6.00.

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
Goat

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire

milk source
Own herd

breed
Anglo-Nubian

season
All year

average age
3-4 Weeks

cheesemakers
Fraser Norton & Rachel Yarrow

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Fraser Norton and Rachel Yarrow make their cheeses on a farm run by an environmental charity that offers tenancies to agricultural business start-ups with a commitment to sustainable practices.

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Since 2016, Fraser Norton and Rachel Yarrow have been making their exceptional French-inspired goat's cheeses at the Earth Trust Farm in South Oxfordshire, a project run by an environmental charity...
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Since 2016, Fraser Norton and Rachel Yarrow have been making their exceptional French-inspired goat's cheeses at the Earth Trust Farm in South Oxfordshire, a project run by an environmental charity that provides tenancies for new food businesses with a focus on sustainable land management. The unpasteurised milk used by Fraser and Rachel now comes entirely from their own herd of purebred Anglo Nubian goats, a breed beloved of cheesemakers for the high fat content of its milk. Brightwell Ash is a disc-shaped cheese whose wrinkly ash-based rind may develop white blooms of mould as it ages, offering a depth of character and subtle seasonal variations.
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our work with this cheese

Brightwell Ash is one of our newer cheeses. As such, we are still developing our understanding of how best to mature it. It arrives with us when just a week or two old. Upon arrival, we dry the che...
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Brightwell Ash is one of our newer cheeses. As such, we are still developing our understanding of how best to mature it. It arrives with us when just a week or two old. Upon arrival, we dry the cheese, then mature it in one of our maturing rooms. Our maturation team are responsible for judging which environments will be best for the cheeses. We mature the cheeses, assessing them constantly, for up to two weeks.
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Accompaniments

Orkney Oatcakes, Thick
£1.00

Tracklements Fig Relish
£4.20

FAQs

How much cheese to buy?

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.

How should I store my cheese?

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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