Along with Keen's and Montgomery's, Westcombe Cheddar is one of only three Artisan Somerset Cheddar cheeses. It is also one of a small and exclusive list of British foods to be awarded Protection of Designated Origin (PDO) status.
The traditional rounds are aged to develop a strong slightly peppery character and produce another gold medal winner at the World Cheese Awards.
Cheese has been made at Westcombe since the 1890s. Following a change of direction in the 1990s, the Calvers returned to making traditional unpasteurised rounds with the emphasis firmly on quality. The final product is a fine cheese that varies subtly with the seasons, capturing something of the flavour of the farm and surrounding fields.
To be called West Country Farmhouse Cheddar the cheeses must:
- Be made using milk from local herds reared and milked in the counties of Somerset; Dorset; Devon or Cornwall. This ensures that the cheese has a particular texture and flavour.
- Contain no colouring; no flavouring and no preservatives.
- Be made in these four counties to traditional methods. These methods include the cheese being made by hand and the unique process known as cheddaring.
- Made with unpasteurised milk so not advised for consumption when pregnant.
- Made with traditional animal rennet
- No colouring
- No flavouring
- No preservatives
- 200g (approximately)
Temperature Controlled Delivery
Following extensive testing, our packaging has been certified to maintain food at fridge temperature for 48 hours.
England, Wales and Scotland (excl. Scottish Highlands and Islands)
- Delivery 9am-5pm £7.95
- Delivery Before Midday: £11.50
- Delivery Before 10am: £13.95
Scottish Highlands and Islands, Channel Islands (2 working days)
- Delivery 9am-5pm £16.50.
Isle of Man, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland (1-2 working days)
- Delivery 9am-5pm £19.95