Cloth-aged Cheddar - Maffra Cheese Company

Cloth-aged Cheddar - Maffra Cheese Company

Cheddars are (arguably) the most popular cheeses in the world, so how to make one that stands out?

It would appear that the best way is to go back to cheddar's roots, and use a strong press for a dryer cheese, and slow maturation. This is what Maffra have done, and the result is well deserving of the prizes it has won.

A firm cheese with a clean snap, rather than a crumble, the flavour is everything you would hope for in a cheddar - bold and rich, with a distinct bite. Excellent for a classic Ploughman's Lunch.

It went well with the suggested accompaniments of apples and pickled onions. Unfortunately the Pukara Estate Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar that was also suggested was not up to the same standard as the cheese, having an unpleasant finish, and I would recommend the Flaschengeist version as a better alternative.

Mafra Cheeses are generally available - http://www.maffracheese.com.au/cheeses/

Pukara Estate Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar - https://www.pukaraestate.com.au/caramelised-balsamic-vinegar

Flashengeist Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar -
http://www.flaschengeist.com.au/epages/shop.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/shop/Products/%22Caramelised%20Dark%20Balsamic-Vinegar%20%20Essien%20250ml%22





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