Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar has its roots from the Orkney Islands, north of Scotland. Aged from at least 12 months, this English Style cheddar is made from the milk of cows from the rolling countryside of Prince Edward Island, by the maker of COWS Ice cream. All of our milk comes from small local farms around P.E.I and given that no point on the island is no more than 20 miles or so from the sea, with the salt air and the iron-rich red soil, all these things combine to add flavor and quality to the product. Each wheel is lovingly wrapped and turned with care as it ages in our cave.
Aged for 12 – 16 Months at 10 – 12 degrees Celsius and 90% humidity
Microbial rennet is used
All Natural with no Colour Added
Made with unpasteurized milk – the milk is gently heated, which preserves the micro-organisms and enzymes in raw milk that give cheddar its characteristic flavour.
The cloth, which is applied to the exterior of the Avonlea cheddar wheels, allows the cheese to breathe resulting in a rich, robust flavour.
Complex flavors, aroma is of fruit and toasted nuts. Firm texture with rich, full bodied flavors and a tangy bite at the end.