Organic Irish Vintage Cheddar

Vintage Cheddar

Gold winner at the Frech Cheese Awards, The Little Milk Co Vintage Cheddar is made from raw unpasteurised milk which has not been exposed to the heat treatment required for full pasteurisation and therefore retains more of the natural flavours and nutrients present in the milk used to make it.  This is a complex cheese and has aromas which linger longer in the mouth.

This cheese has been aged for up to 18 months, with less moisture than younger cheddars leaving a concentration of protein and fat.  Its aging makes it a hard  cheese which is full of character, but it really needs to left out of the fridge unwrapped for an hour to get to an ambient temperature of around 11 degrees celcius - the taste difference is worth the wait! The hard texture of this cheese makes it perfect for grating as a parmesan alternative or cooking in dishes like Gratins. When enjoying on a Little Milk Company cheese board, the strong flavour of this cheese makes it great for eating towards the end! Cut in thin slices to let it melt in your mouth. 

Our Vintage wheels are 2.5kg from which any size wedge can cut to customer’s requirements, 120g pre packs are also available.

Thinking about wine? This cheese pairs well with full bodied reds like Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, an Oak Smoked Chardonnay and great with Port or whiskey! Winner of the Gold medal at the Mondial du Fromage in France 2015.

This cheese is not safe to eat when pregnant. Its rind is now made with vegetarian rennet so suitable for vegetarians.

Awards for our Vintage Cheddar

  • French Cheese Awards - Mondial du Fromage “Gold”
  • Irish Cheese Awards “Silver Medal Winner”

Our Other Organic Irish Cheeses