The flavour and texture of the cheese varies both daily and seasonally depending on time of year, stage of lactation, weather and an infinite number of other factors. Every batch is graded at 12 months and decide both how long to keep it and whether it is Poacher or Vintage. It is usually mature for 14 to 16 months.
The recipe for Lincolnshire Poacher cheese is a cross between a traditional West Country cheddar and a continental alpine cheese such as Comte. There are, though, a number of small technical differences within the make that give the cheese its unique texture and flavour.
Ingredients: Raw Cows Milk, Salt, Animal Rennet, Culture