Dale End Cheddar

Strong and tangy Cheddar.

  • Unpasteurised
  • Cows' Milk
  • Organic
  • Suitable in Pregnancy
  • Vegetarian

Traditional clothbound Cheddar made in Yorkshire by Camphill Village Trust who support people with learning and other disabilities.    At this age Dale End Cheddar is mature with a distinctive, tangy bite and rich, long-lasting flavour.

As featured on Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds Programme.

Made by Camphill Village Trust: Botton Village Community (near Whitby), North Yorkshire, England.

More about this

Amazing, well-developed, rich Cheddar.  Botton Village only make a small amount of Dale End Cheddar: full-flavoured, quality unpasteurised milk is collected from the community’s 46 Dairy Shorthorn cows (a traditional Craven breed known for the superb quality of their milk).

Alastair Pearson developed theses cheeses as a local lad who used to work at Botton before he travelled to Germany to learn his cheese-making trade.  Andy Swinscoe met Alastair by chance on a cheese-making course several years ago, when Alastair was trying to perfect Dale End Cheddar.  When The Courtyard Dairy set up in North Yorkshire, Andy visited Alastair and discovered that his cheese was relatively unknown and only sold locally.  The Courtyard Dairy decided to stock the Cheddar and age it to 18-months old, by which time it is rich, with a sharp Cheddar bite.

Dale End Cheddar is nowadays made by cheesemakers taught by Alastair at a Camphill Village Trust  – Botton Village Community.  Camphill Communities are a social enterprise for people with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other special needs.  The community has over 130 residents, is set in the wild and beautiful North Yorkshire Moors and is fully self-sustainable and biodynamic.  Each of the residents has a job: working on the farms, helping make and age the cheese, or in other roles (the local store, wood workshops, making preserves and baking bread).

Read about The Courtyard Dairy’s visit to Botton Creamery to see how the cheese is made and tell this amazing story by clicking here, or click here see recipes using the Dale End Cheddar (including one from Paul Hollywood and featured on BBC series Pies & Puds).

This product will have two weeks’ shelf life from the date of delivery.  Conveniently, at checkout you can choose a delivery date even well in the future if you would like your cheese delivering for a specific event.

Ingredients: Milk, salt, cheese cultures and rennet.

Customer reviews

  1. Dave Pickering

    Fantastic Cheese, full flavour that lingers once a room temperature. Worth my 25 minute drive to get some

  2. millinmr

    One of the best cheeses I have ever tasted. Such a kind cheese.

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