Full flavour, hard pressed, unpasteurised Gallybagger cheese 178g.
Handmade artisan cheese made entirely from Isle of Wight Cow’s milk.
Gallybagger is an unpasteurised cheddar type that is 4-5 months old on average. We class it as a modern British hard cheese and it is made loosely to a cheddar recipe. It is pressed in modern Dutch Gouda moulds which give it its continental shape.
The cheese wheels age on locally sourced Lawson Cypress wooden shelves and these shelves help to contribute to the moulds that you find on the rind and the subsequent flavours inside the cheese.
This is a cheese that is made all year round in small quantities of around 100kg a week. As a result, very little of it ever leaves the Island and the only places to find it are in the Island’s local restaurants and delicatessens.
Remove from the fridge one hour before serving to allow the room temperature to bring out the flavour.
2015 Gold Award Winner of British Cheese Awards.
Suitable for Vegetarians.
Produced and packed by the Isle of Wight Cheese Company, Queen Bower Dairy, Alverstone Road, Sandown. www.isleofwightcheese.co.uk www.queenbowerdairy.co.uk
Supporting traditional family farming on the Isle of Wight.