Berkswell Artisan

Berkswell Cheese

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Berkswell Cheese is one of the finest examples of a British ewes’ milk cheese, using only the milk from their own flock of Friesland sheep. The cheese is entirely handmade by their amazing and dedicated team of Julie, Sue and Beth. Berkswell’s taste profile features deep enduring flavours due to the maturation process, which is longer than many of its contemporaries and also results in the characteristic biscuit colour of the rind.

Also on the rind, we often find yellow spots of Chrysosporium sulfureum and red spots of Sporendonema casei. Both of these favour ewe’s milk cheese and indicate good ripening conditions.

Berkswell has a natural rind that is slightly chewy and rusty brown-red in colour. The texture is firm and dense and slightly granular with an interior paste the colour of pale butter. Flavours are concentrated, sweet and very complex, with tremendous length and finish. There are often notes of pineapple and caramel overlaid with a balanced tang.

2017 Artisan Cheese Awards: Supreme Champion.

2013 World Cheese Awards. Super Gold


Age 6 Weeks +
Country Of Origin British
Milk Type Ewes
Organic No
Pasteurisation Unpasteurised
Region West Midlands
Strength Of Cheese Medium
Style Of Cheese Rich & Caramel
Style Of Cheese Creamy
Vegetarian No


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