Quickes Oak Smoked Cheddar is a hard, cows milk cheese from Devon, UK. It is cold smoked over oak chips, providing a subtle smoky flavour.
Quickes Oak Smoked Cheddar is hand made to a traditional recipe by Mary Quicke and her team at Home Farm in Devon. This cheddar is hand made on the farm in the rolling green hills of the West Country of England and, after grading, is carefully matured under cloth for around 12 months.
The smoke is incorporated into Quickes Oak Smoked Cheddar by cold smoking the cut wheels of cheese over oak chips - using oak trees from the Home Farm Estate. The result is a classic Cheddar with a firm, open and moist texture, and a subtle smoky, buttery flavour.
A little history about Quickes
The Quicke family has been farming since 1540 at Home Farm in the tiny village of Newton St. Cyres, Devon but the cheddar we know today has been developed over the past 45 years. Their herd of cows has been specially bred to produce the right balance of milk for their cheddar, and locally sourced Cornish Sea Salt is used during production.