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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.

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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
Cow

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.

our work with this cheese

Mature Kirkham’s Lancashire is aged for approximately 10 months by our Borough Market shop maturing team. The cheeses are selected by our buyers at the farm when they are six weeks old, and then se...
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Mature Kirkham’s Lancashire is aged for approximately 10 months by our Borough Market shop maturing team. The cheeses are selected by our buyers at the farm when they are six weeks old, and then sent down to our shop a few weeks later. At the shop they are turned and gently rubbed down with a damp cloth once a week. It takes the maturing team just over a minute to look after each cheese, allowing them time to evaluate mould growth, moisture loss and any potential anomalies. Of our Territorial cheeses, the mature Lancashire is the most labour-intensive, but the rewards for that hard work are many; a rounded yet significant tang, and a visible crumble that belies a rewarding succulence when chewed.
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Accompaniments

Damson Paste - 200g Slice
£8.20

Rosebud Piccalilli Chutney
£5.15

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

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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