Neal's Yard Keen's Cheddar 12kg

Product Profile:

Name Neal's Yard Keen's Cheddar
Producer Moorhayes Farm - Neal's Yard Dairy
Origin Somerset, England
Milk Stock Pasteurised cow
Rennet Type  Animal
Avg. Fat Content 
Format Large wheel
Size 12kg random weight
Minimum Order 1kg cut (approx.)
Qty Per Box Single wheel


The modern Cheddar consumer often expects a cheese that is creamy in texture with a bright, acidic tang and Keen’s certainly delivers on this. Since the Second World War this has been the flavour profile that much of cheddar production has been geared up to produce.

The Keen family have been making Cheddar cheese at Moorhayes Farm in Wincanton, Somerset since 1898, when George and Stephen’s great grandfather John purchased the farm. Since then, cheese making skills have been passed down through the generations.

Today both George and Stephen are very hands-on within the farm and are proud to be handing over the reins to the fifth generation. George’s son James makes the cheese and Stephen’s son Nick manages the farm side of the business. Nick recently installed a robotic milking system so the cows can choose for themselves when they are milked.

The cheeses the Keens make for us are made from pasteurised milk, to meet Australian requirements. They are then bound the traditional way in muslin cloth and sealed with lard. Each wheel is matured for 12 months.

Information for this profile sourced from AOAP Staff & Calendar Cheese Co.

Image for this profile sourced from https://www.nealsyarddairy.co.uk

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