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Bay of Fires Clothbound Cheddar


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Made on Pyenmairrener country, Tasmania, this traditional, clothbound farmhouse cheddar made with cows milk has a buttery yellow appearance and a rounded, slightly salty flavour. 

Origin: Pyenmairrener, St Helens, Tasmania

Milk: Cow

Rennet Type: Non-animal rennet

Style: Cheddar

Classification: Farmhouse     

Shelf Life: Shelf life 7-10 days, this product is cut to order

Goes well with: Tasmanian cider, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz

Similar cheeses:Traditional English cloth-bound Cheddars such as Montgomery’s and Quickes Vintage

Printable Cheese Note

Bay of Fires clothbound cheddar is made using traditional methods, including the all-important “cheddaring” technique. The young wheels are hand-rubbed with lard before being matured for at least 12 months (and up to 2 years) on pine boards, which gives the cheese unique characteristics. The cheese has a distinctive buttery yellow colour, the flavour is what a true cheddar should be – sharp, rounded, slightly salty and with a lingering finish. The authentic crumbly texture ticks all the boxes too.

A little history about Bay of Fires

With any great cheese there is usually some history or a great story behind it. Bay of Fires’ Ian Fowler is a 13th generation cheesemaker, originally from England. The Fowler family dates back to the 1600’s, making them one of the oldest continuously operating cheesemaking families in England (Ian’s brother still runs the Fowlers business in Warwickshire).

Ian and his family moved to Australia in 2009, basing themselves on the picturesque Pyenmairrener country, east coast of Tasmania, with a small herd of specially bred cows that graze on lush Tasmanian grass. The cheese is made every second day using only milk from the family’s herd, and following techniques passed down to Ian by his grandfather in England. Much of the hard work is done by hand, including milling and salting the curd, and Ian made a lot of the cheesemaking equipment himself. Due to the small-batch, hand-made nature of the cheese, availability is limited, so we are very lucky to have Bay of Fires Clothbound Cheddar as part of the Harper & Blohm range.

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pascal gaillard
very nice !!

it is an all different level to any cheddar i ever tested,thank you

Thanks Pascal - it feels like we've passed a high bar with that review. It is made in a traditional style including being hand-rubbed with lard and bound in cloth. It has a gorgeous buttery yellow colour and ticks all the boxes that cheddar should - sharp, rounded, slightly salty, with a lingering finish and authentic crumbly texture.

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Dianne Jones
Bay of Fires Clothbound

Beautiful texture and creamy finish. Definitely going on my favorites list.

This traditional clothbound Cheddar ticks all the boxes, doesn't it? Cheesemaker Ian Fowler is a 13th generation cheesemaker from one of the oldest continuously operating cheesemaking families in England. It is made mostly by hand and in small batches so we feel quite lucky to be able to stock Bay of Fires Clothbound Cheddar.

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pascal gaillard
very nice !!

it is an all different level to any cheddar i ever tested,thank you

Thanks Pascal - it feels like we've passed a high bar with that review. It is made in a traditional style including being hand-rubbed with lard and bound in cloth. It has a gorgeous buttery yellow colour and ticks all the boxes that cheddar should - sharp, rounded, slightly salty, with a lingering finish and authentic crumbly texture.

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Dianne Jones
Bay of Fires Clothbound

Beautiful texture and creamy finish. Definitely going on my favorites list.

This traditional clothbound Cheddar ticks all the boxes, doesn't it? Cheesemaker Ian Fowler is a 13th generation cheesemaker from one of the oldest continuously operating cheesemaking families in England. It is made mostly by hand and in small batches so we feel quite lucky to be able to stock Bay of Fires Clothbound Cheddar.

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