Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese / FW Read and Son
FW Read and Son are perhaps best known as the makers of Lincolnshire Poacher, a fine artisan hard cheese, but they also sell deliciously creamy raw milk and butter, all from their own herd of cows in the Lincolnshire Wolds. Organic eggs can also be picked up from their stall, from their free range Lohmann Tradition, Marans and Rhode Black chickens on the farm.
Their cheese is matured for 14-24 months and although the taste varies with the seasons it usually has a distinctive fruity, nutty taste with a clean sweet finish. It has been described as sitting somewhere between the continental hard mountain cheeses and traditional West Country Cheddar.