This is the list of local cheeses which we used to stock: please be aware that i) not all the local cheeses are included and ii) this list is not being maintained after December 2015 - please use it only as an initial reference guide and not an authoritative statement.
This is our Autumn 2015
local list: we commend them to you
ASHDOWN FORESTERS -
Organic cheese made from organic cows milk on the Ashdown
Forest - smoked also available. Pasteurised
BRIGHTON BLUE –
Introduced from Horsted Keyenes in 2012 –creamy, tasty,
full-flavoured, vegetarian cows-milk blue
BROTHER MICHAEL –
Traditionally rind-washed cows-milk cheese which we are
proud to have assisted in bringing into production: organic,
vegetarian and pasteurised
BURWASH ROSE - a small, whole, rind-washed beauty, made at Stonegate – raw, vegetarian, cow: sold as a whole small cheese.
BUTTERCUP - Raw Jersey
milk from Firle, made at Stonegate with a lighter taste
and texture than a cheddar, and with appealing colour
CHABIS - A classic recipe:
a fresh raw goats milk cheese delicious a few days to
a month old, ideal for grilling at any stage.
CHARLTON, – something special in the pasteurised cheddar line from the organic Dairy Shorthorn herd on the Goodwood Estate: firm, creamy, tasty and well worth a try.
DUTCHMAN – a tasty, mature Gouda-type from Old Plaw Hatch Farm; raw milk, organic, vegetarian, also with peppercorns or cumin
DUDDLESWELL – From
Sussex High Weald, a hard ewes milk cheese, with a wonderful
nuttiness and long aftertaste, also SMOKED. Organic,
FETA - 100% ewes milk
organic cheese from the same fold as DUDDLESWELL. Pasteurised
(same recipe, same high quality, renamed as MEDITA as it's not Greek)
FLOWER MARIE - mould-ripened
soft cheese made from raw ewes milk. BEST SOFT WHITE
CHEESE, British Cheese Awards 1999
GOLDEN CROSS - Small
raw milk log of creamy goats cheese, delightful young,
matures well. Frequent winner of BEST SOFT WHITECHEESE,
British Cheese Awards. Winner of the James Aldridge
Memorial Trophy (first awarded in 2001) BEST SOFT WHITE
GOODWEALD SMOKED - A genuine
smoked cheddar-style with plenty of taste. Raw cows
milk. From Stonegate. Renamed from GOODWOOD SMOKED
HALLOUMI - close textured,
pasteurised 100% ewes milk cheese to grill or fry: from
the makers of DUDDLESWELL. Organic
– new in June 2011 – a small (80g), soft, mould-ripened ewes-milk cheese: delicate when very young, more pungent as it ages.
LORD OF THE HUNDREDS
– hard, mature, raw ewes milk, dryish texture,
subtle and tasty – as good as ever was.
MOLECOMB BLUE – a superb small blue from the Goodwood Estate – full-flavoured, smooth and creamy, with a smoky-grey rind; pasteurised, organic, cow
OLD SUSSEX – A
tangy cheddar type, another tasty cheese from Stonegate.
Raw cows milk, vegetarian.
PLAW HATCH MATURE - Organic
raw cows-milk, cloth wrapped, aged from about 6 months upwards.Complex flavour when young, gaining strength and length with age. Occasionally smoked
RICOTTA – A very
low fat ewes milk whey cheese, essential for many Italian
recipes sweet or savoury. Pasteurised, organic.
SCRUMPY SUSSEX - Assertive
herbs battle it out with cider and garlic in a strong
cheddar-type cheese. Raw cows milk, vegetarian.
St GILES – the
Sussex Sandwich cheese – organic, pasteurised
cows milk in a springy, soft, well-flavoured cheese.
SISTER SARAH –
subtly flavoured goats-milk cheese, semi-soft,
pasteurised, vegetarian – from Horsted Keynes
SUSSEX BLUE – from
Five Ashes – a springy-textured pasteurised
cows milk blue - a great favourite since we first listed
SUSSEX CRUMBLE –
from the same maker as Sussex Blue, a tasty cheese with
a subtle edge. Pasteurised, cow, vegetarian.
SUSSEX CHARMER –
an intriguing hybrid between cheddar and grana –
pasteurised cows-milk in a useful, tasty introduction in 2008 –
it's been winning major awards ever since. Vegetarian.
SUSSEX MARBLE –
new in 2010 – a succulent cows-milk cheese enhanced with garlic
and herbs – from the High Weald Dairy – organic,
pasteurised, vegetarian: the Chilli version is good stuff, too!
SUSSEX SLIPCOTE - an
ancient recipe gives soft fresh cheese, always available as plain,
with peppercorns or with garlic and herbs. Pasteurised, organic
TREMAINS ORGANIC –
from Sussex High Weald – organic, pasteurised,
cow, full-flavoured, smooth, mellow cheddar type –
winning prizes in 2007
GODSTONE CHEESES - We
recommend all of the late and much lamented James Aldridge's
cheeses: some are new, others are traditional British
territorial cheeses given James' maturing expertise
to transform them to succulent rivals to the best available
from France. His partner continues the tradition to
the highest standards. Please seek out CELTIC
PROMISE (Supreme Champion – British Cheese
Awards 2005), CHERRYWOOD, ISLE
OF AVALON, PATRICE, SAVAL, TORNEGUS or perhaps
one of the other productions using raw cows, ewes or
OTHER DAIRY PRODUCTS
– South Downs butter, from the makers of Sussex
Charmer, Organic fruit smoothies and yoghurts from Court
Lodge Farm, Wartling
Rennet of vegetable origin is used in all the SUSSEX
cheeses listed (except PLAW HATCH MATURE) and many others:
this makes them eminently suitable for
vegetarians. Ewe, goat and buffalo milk cheeses are
often recommended for dietary or health reasons as they
seem less likely to provoke allergic reactions. Some
customers report that vegetarian cheeses taken in moderation
do not cause migraine attacks. It may be worth a try!