Goat's cheese • Hard • Vegetarian • British
£8.75 – £35.00
Fresh clean and slightly fruity with a nutty ending. Overall, a light, refreshing goat’s cheese. Pale cream in colour with a slightly open chalky texture but without being dry.
Ditcheat, Nr Shepton Mallet
I have to confess I really do love Anita and Phil who make this cheese (and Fosseway Fleece). Many speak of ‘terroir’ (which is important) but who are we kidding? A good old dose of ‘loveliness’ is also required and these two have it in bucketsful to create their mouth-wateringly amazing cheese. Anita loves her dogs (Phil doesn’t) but they both share a love of horse racing and are lucky enough to have the famous Nichols Yard just a stone’s throw from their dairy. Collecting this cheese, I can easily spend an hour chatting and soaking up the dairy’s beautiful surroundings.
Pennard Ridge goats cheese develops a good flavour within four weeks and so can be eaten young.
It takes its name from the geographical ridge on which the dairy sits, with wonderful views all around.