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Old Roan Wensleydale

Age:  3-4 months
Milk:  Cow's
Pasteurised:  No
Region:  Yorkshire
Vegetarian:  No
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Made at Home Farm by brothers Ben and Adam, Old Roan represents one of the only truly traditional, raw milk Wensleydale cheeses still made in the UK. As well as being a stonker of a Wensleydale, we were rather captured by the Old Roan journey. The milk travels a whole 5 metres (or 500cm) from milking parlour to processing room. Then, having been matured for 3-4 months it makes its way to you...via us! Unlike block Wensleydale, the manual, handmade, small batch nature of this traditional clothbound Wensleydale results in so much more complexity. It has the tell tale bite in the centre, but carries an incredible stoney, mineral earthiness closer to the rind, where you also start getting the most wonderful breakdown in the cheese. There are more hidden themes here than The Matrix, and it is a great nod to traditional cheesemaking

Delivery is not only free, and not only at a set day of your choosing, but also comes in a climate control box (the only in the industry) that comes with a 48 hour freshness guarantee.

If that wasn't enough, we also add an insert that will talk you through the info on the cheeses, tasting notes and a scorecard to help you make the very most of your cheesegeek delivery!

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Meet the Maker

The Home Farmer in Wensleydale has been a barn since the 19th century. Today the small family dairy farm is run by run by two brothers, Ben and Adam Spence. They run the whole process from start to finish, from growing the grass to looking after the cow's health, to using their fresh creamy milk to make delicious cheese.

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