Lincolnshire Poacher

Lincolnshire Poacher

Producer: Read & Sons
Region: Lincolnshire
Milk: Cow
Style: Hard
Vegetarian: No
Pasteurized: No

Tasting Notes Cheese: 

Nestling on the eastern edge of the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, Read & Sons produce Lincolnshire Poacher in a way that is similar to traditional West Country Cheddar, using unpasteurised cow’s milk. The cheese was invented by Simon Jones from Lincolnshire, who decided to turn the spring milk from his herd of Holsteins into cheese. Traditional Lincolnshire Poacher is available in a cylindrical shape, coated by a rind appearing similar to granite. It is a slow-maturing cheese that takes between 12 and 24 months to develop a golden, straw-coloured yellow paste and spotted brown and grey coloured rind. It has a smooth texture and a strong taste. In summer, notes of pineapple, toasted nuts and grass dominate the flavour profile, while in winter the taste becomes savoury and almost meaty.

Wine Pairing: 2017 Azabache Tempranillo Blanco, 2016 Castillo De La Penna Jumilla, 2014 Domaine Guirouilh Jurancon Sec, 2015 Chateau Bechereau, Lalande de Pomerol, 2013 La Traversagna Valpolicella Ripasso, 2015 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil les Quarterons.