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March 10, 2015 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Cheeses of the Week at Apley Farm Shop

Sharpham Rustic with onion & chives

Sharpham Rustic with onion & chives

2015-03-02, Hereford Hop

Hereford Hop cheese

The delicatessen counter at Apley Farm Shop always has a Cheese of the Week, which was the Hereford Hop last week (£1.69 per 100g) & this week is the Sharpham Rustic with onion & chive (£2.15 per 100g)

Hereford Hop is a British cheese, handmade by Charles Martell, maker of the famous Stinking Bishop. He invented the cheese in 1990 on the Hunts Court Farm which is a few miles away from the Herefordshire border.

The hard cheese is made using natural rennet & full fat pasteurised cows’ milk. Coated with toasted hops, Hereford Hop produces citrusy, buttery & sharp flavours together with slight bitterness of the hops. A version made with raw milk is also available.

The Sharpham Rustic with onion & chive is a semi hard unpasteurised cheese made with Jersey cow’s milk. It has a fresh, lemony creamy flavour when young, developing a lovely nutty taste when mature.

 

 

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