ribblesdale mature sheep

Ribblesdale Mature Sheep - Owd Ewe

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 ribblesdale mature sheep

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Made in small batches by Iona Hill and her team in Hawes right in the middle of Wensleydale. Following a career in accounting, Iona inherited the business from her Uncle Ian who set it up in 1978 but sadly passed away in 2006.  The Ribblesdale Cheese Company are a stone’s throw from the large Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes, however they are much smaller! Ribblesdale specialise in small scale cheese production, mostly of goat and ewe's milk cheeses.  

This is a hard, firm textured, subtly sweet sheep's milk cheese from the Yorkshire Dales. The ewe's milk gives the cheese a rich well balanced flavour, similar to an aged Pecorino or Manchego but isn't too dry with a little give. The cheese is cloth bound and then aged for between 2 and 5 months.  The cheeses are turned twice a week during maturation.

This cheese melts really well so is a great cooking cheese for those who prefer goat rather than cow's milk cheeses. Hard ewe's milk cheeses are a great alternative for those who suffer lactose / cow's milk intolerances or allergies.   

Recipe Ideas:

Try our Cauliflower Cheese recipe using this as a ewe's cheese alternative to our Cow's Milk Cheddar. Great for this who have a cow's milk intolerance.

Drink Recommendation:

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Cracker Recommendation:

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