Soft, gooey, with floral, piney notes.

  • Pasteurised
  • Cows' Milk
  • Vegetarian

A recent creation – a cross between Vacherin and Camembert, encircled by a spruce strip.  Winslade is then matured and sold by The Courtyard Dairy when it is fully ripe, rich, soft and gooey.
As featured on James Martin’s TV show.

Made by Stacey Hedges and Charlotte Spruce in Herriard, Hampshire, England.

More about this

Stacey Hedges started making cheese at home in 2004, after falling in love with cheese whilst working for cheesemongers in Australia.  Eventually her husband gave her an ultimatum: get serious or stop making cheese.  Stacey researched among cheesemongers what was missing in the market, which led to her deciding to make a Camembert in a style akin to the traditional French.  So she set up Hampshire Cheeses, and Tunworth was born, named after the nearby hamlet of Tunworth, near Basingstoke.

Winslade was developed in 2012 as an addition to Hampshire Cheeses awesome Tunworth,

Stacey and Charlotte wanted to create a cheese that was a similar size and texture to Tunworth, so they could manage it using the same tools, but very different.  Using expertise from cheese guru Ivan Larcher they created a new Vacherin/Camembert cross.  Encircled in spruce, it takes on a piney note and has a similar rind to washed rind cheeses.  In fact, Winslade is not washed, but uses similar moulds and bacteria to a washed rind cheese, and is matured for eight weeks a high ammonia environment, which creates its pinky hue and dappled rind.

Not as strong as Tunworth, mature Winslade is soft and gooey, with gentle floral and piney notes.

Another success story for Hampshire Cheeses: shortly after its launch, Winslade was awarded Best New Cheese at 2013 The British Cheese Awards.

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.

Nutritional Data (typical values, per 100g):
Energy 1360kj/328kcal
Fat 26.5g
(of which saturates) 18.2g
Carbohydrates 3.6g
(of which sugars) 0.1g
Fibre 0.1g
Protein 18.7g
Salt 1.3g

Weight: 1 x 230g cheese.

Ingredients: Milk, salt, cheese cultures and rennet.

Customer reviews

  1. Barbara

    Purchased from Winchester farmers market absolutely smooth Moulton at room temperature amazing treat once in a while luxury wish it was a staple! But we don’t drive a range rover like most people in Winchester. Would buy again though?

  2. Anna

    Oh my! What an amazing cheese. You can taste the spruce. Melts in the mouth. Wonderful smooth aftertaste.

    Opened this cheese and had to eat it all. Definitely on my list of favourites.

    Highly recommended. This would make an amazing centre piece to any cheese board. Personally I wouldn’t share. I’d just eat a whole one to myself.

  3. Baker

    Having spent most of my childhood in France enjoying and appreciating fine cheeses, I have never before experienced the irresistible need to mmmmmmmmmm very loudly while my eyes rolled back in their sockets and looked to the heavens when I tasted Winslade. Amazing and without a doubt one of best cheeses in the universe ….. so creamy and smooth – absolutely fab. Available from Reid’s butchers in four marks so quite local as herriard is just down the road from me, I will be making thus the regular on my cheese board for sure.

  4. von Hofmannsthal

    Winslade is by far the most exciting Cheese I have eaten in a long while. Not only is it great but it is British. We are not normally known for our soft Cheeses but this one is really brilliant. Even my French friends think it is good and that is saying something.
    Thank you.

  5. darren castles

    absolutely loved this cheese. bought from booths supermarkets in north of england, it had been in the reduced cabinet from £8 to £3 so i thought not much to loose and bought. I didnt quite know what to expect. i had seen a monica galetti tv programme where the ‘sanglier’s’ were cutting strips of birch from the fresh felled tree to wrap around cheese rounds, not knowing this was the type of cheese they were making them for. so when i bought this i was kind of intrigued and curious, anyway the birch ‘flavour’ only adds to a delicious creamy flavour that made my eyebrows raise with unexpected pleasure really caught me by surprise, just a lovely gooey cheese with a superb subtle pine undercurrent perfect with mrs darlingtons relishes, oooh im salivating at the thought. worth every penny even at £8

  6. Gary Pope

    One of the best cheeses I have ever tasted, no need to bring a sackful back from France anymore, this is far superior than anything we have purchased there. Tunworth is also a favourite, studded with confit garlic and rosemary baked it is amazing, smeared on blue fillet steak and washed down with a good Red! Well done what a fantastic achievement.

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