Cow's cheese • Soft • Vegetarian • British
A very British, Camembert; soft, white-rinded and wonderfully reminiscent of its French cousin. Tunworth is made markedly different thanks to the rounded green hills and lush grazing of its rural Hampshire terroir. Despite being refined and perfected over the years Tunworth is still made entirely by hand, from the first ladle of pasteurised whole cow’s milk to the waxed paper wrap and poplar box packaging.
The finished 250g cheese has a soft, thin and wrinkled rind, a rich and earthy mushroom fragrance, and a long-lasting sweet and nutty flavour.
Herriard, Hampshire, England
Stacey Hedges started making cheese at home in 2004, after falling in love with cheese whilst working for cheesemongers in Australia. Eventually her husband gave her an ultimatum: get serious or stop making cheese. Stacey researched among cheesemongers what was missing in the market, which led to her deciding to make a Camembert in a style akin to the traditional French. So she set up Hampshire Cheeses, and Tunworth was born, named after the nearby hamlet of Tunworth, near Basingstoke.
Tunworth’s awards say it all!
2019 The Specialist Cheesemakers Association presented by HRH The Prince of Wales – Best Artisan Cheese
2018 Great British Cheese Awards – Best Soft Cheese
2018 World Cheese Awards – 2 Gold Medals
2017 Great British Cheese Awards – Best Soft Cheese
2016 British Cheese Awards – Gold Medal
2015 World Cheese Awards – Gold Medal
2013 British Cheese Awards – Supreme Champion
2012 World Cheese Awards – Super Gold Medal
2012-2011 British Cheese Awards – Gold Medal
2011 CPRE Rural Enterprise Award
2007 Waitrose Small Producer Award – Supreme Champion
2007 Hampshire Inspire Rural Business of the Year Award
2006 British Cheese Awards – Supreme Champion