Cheshire Appleby's

Royaume Uni
Uncooked pressed cheese
Fat content

Introduction to Cheshire Appleby's

Cheshire Appleby's is an English cheese, produced near Shrewsbury, in Shropshire county. It is regarded as the oldest British cheese, it is thus mentioned in Doomsday Book in 1086 and could even date from the Roman era. Cheshire Appleby's is orange, the texture is crumbly, the taste full of aromas. Each cheese is 30 cm high, 20 cm diameter and weighs 8 kg.

Appearance: smooth even rind, slightly waxy; homogeneous interior despite natural granulation
Feel: firm and oily with some suppleness
Smell: faint smell with some bouquet
Taste: pronounced, slightly piquant

Fabrication of Cheshire Appleby's

It takes between two and three hours  to produce Cheshire Appleby's. After curdling, the curd is heated in whey. The whey is then removed and the curd is cut in pieces which are salted and pressed for one or two days. The cheeses are then wrapped in fabric. The aging lasts four or six months, but can be extended to one year.