The deli counter’s virtual holiday continues, for July, we are tootling around Devon.
We already sell Sharpham Rustic and Rustic with chives and garlic on our deli counter. This month to keep them company they will have guests over. Sharpham Elmhirst, Sharpham Savour (cow & goat), Devon Oke, Devon Blue, Harbourne Blue (goat), Beenleigh Blue (sheep), Devon Red, Quickes Mature Truckle & Vulscombe (goat).
Members of our cheese club will be entitled to a 10% discount off the four featured cheeses. To join the cheese club simply fill in the form at the bottom of the page and then collect your membership card from the deli counter next time you are in the farm shop.
The cheeses are:
A modern, farmhouse, unpasteurised, organic, vegetarian, blue cheese made from sheep’s milk. Produced by Ben Harris of Ticklemore Dairy, the cheese is based on a Roquefort recipe invented by Robin Congden, the founder of the company.
Quickes Mature Cheddar Truckle
The Quickes family have been farming in Devon for over 450 years. They have learnt a thing or two about cheese-making during that time. Their cheddar is nutty with a hint of sweetness and a deeply satisfying tang.
Originally made in 2009 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Savour is an unpressed, unpasteurised semi-hard “washed curd” cheese made from a mix of Jersey cow and goat milk.
Devon Oke cheese dates back to the 17th century, and is thought to be even older than Cheddar cheese. Rachel Stephens, the cheese-maker (right), discovered the recipe only 20 years ago, and was delighted to be able to re-create a lost tradition.
It is a full-fat, hard, brine-washed, pasteurised cows’ milk cheese. Matured for 6 months it has a mouldy rind and a buttery taste with a rich, cheesy flavour, but lacks the acidity associated with cheddar. It has a nutty finish and a salty aftertaste.
Devon Oke takes its name from the nearby town of Okehampton.