St Helena

St Helena

Warm, milky, round flavours are accentuated by a dense and silky texture. The flavour is surprisingly rich and long for such a delicate and relatively youthful cheese.
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Regular price £14.60
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milk type
Cow

ingredients
Raw Cow's MILK, Salt, Animal Rennet, Cheese Cultures

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Bungay, Suffolk

milk source
Produced on-site

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milk type
Cow

ingredients
Raw Cow's MILK, Salt, Animal Rennet, Cheese Cultures

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Bungay, Suffolk

milk source
Produced on-site

breed
Montbeliarde/ Holstein

season
All year

cheesemakers
Blake Bowden

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Cheesemaker Blake Bowden hails from Australia; St Helena is named after the town where his family lived for 25 years, located at the easternmost point of the continent, not far from Byron Bay.

Background

After working with cheese in the United States and a Christmas spent selling cheese in our Covent Garden shop, Blake joined St Jude Cheese in 2018. There he worked with Julie Cheyney who makes St J...

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After working with cheese in the United States and a Christmas spent selling cheese in our Covent Garden shop, Blake joined St Jude Cheese in 2018. There he worked with Julie Cheyney who makes St Jude and St Cera. Blake was inspired by the Saint Nectaire that he had eaten when visiting the Auvergne for a friend’s wedding and thought about making a semi-soft cheese in a similar style. It was during the pandemic that the development of St Helena started in earnest. St Helena is made with milk from the herd of Montbeliarde cows at Fen Farm Dairy, which is home to Baron Bigod.

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Our Work

We keep St Helena in our warmest maturing room for about 3 weeks to encourage the growth of the mucor (grey mould) on the rind of the cheese. Mucor is not always desirable on cheeses we sell, but i...

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We keep St Helena in our warmest maturing room for about 3 weeks to encourage the growth of the mucor (grey mould) on the rind of the cheese. Mucor is not always desirable on cheeses we sell, but in this case it lends a beautifully earthy flavour to the cheese in the style of French cheese St Nectaire. Once we are happy with the development of the rind we wrap the cheese and place into the cold room ready for sale.

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Customer Reviews

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Jaype
Excellent new cheese

Loved the St Helena, not too runny, not too dense; warm and mellow flavours. Much enjoyed by us.

Your kind feedback is much appreciated Jaype, thank you for sharing it. We're happy to hear that St Helena was enjoyed by all.
Best wishes,
NYD

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N.B.
Beautiful

Such a beautiful cheese. The texture and flavour reminded me of a Chaumes, but this is even better.

Hi Nigel, many thanks for your feedback - it's much appreciated!
Kind regards,
NYD

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Ms Beverly Henderson
Great Cheese

The cheese was received cool, on time and well presented. The two cheeses are delicious in sandwiches and for ploughman's lunches. Will definitely order again.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us Ms Beverly. We're happy to hear the cheeses were enjoyed!
Kind regards,
NYD

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Marika M.

Such a nice discover!! One of my favourite at the moment 😍

Hi Marika,

So glad to hear you have been enjoying the St Helena, thank you for your lovely review.

Kind regards,
NYD

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Simon Walsham
Smooth and Creamy

Not runny but a smooth creamy slightly earthy distinctive flavour - Delicious !

Hi Simon,

Thank you for your kind review, we agree St Helena is delicious!

Kind regards,
NYD