Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar

The Story

Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar's recipe comes from the Orkney Islands, north of mainland Scotland and is hand made in the style of the great traditional English cheddars.

The milk of Holstein cows from the small local farms in the rolling hills of Price Edward Island, is gently heated, but not pasteurized to allow beneficial microbes to thrive and give depth of character and flavour. The salt air and iron-rich soil of Prince Edward Island combine to add flavour and quality to this cheddar.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Formats

  • Full Wheel - 10kg (approximate weight)
  • Half Wheel - 5kg (approximate weight)
  • Quarter Wheel - 2.5kg (approximate weight)
  • Deli Packs - 10 X 180g (Fixed Weight)

Details

  • Aged for 12 – 16 Months at 10 – 12 degrees Celsius and 90% humidity
  • Microbial rennet is used and no colour is added
  • Our cheese is all natural
  • Made with unpasteurized milk - The milk is gently heated, which preserves the microorganisms and enzymes in raw milk that give cheddar its characteristic flavor.
  • The cloth, which is applied to the exterior of the wheels, allows the cheese to breathe resulting in a rich, robust flavour.

Flavour Profile

Complex flavours with the aroma of fruit and toasted nuts. Firm texture with rich, full bodied flavors and a tangy bite at the end.

AWARDS

  • 2018 – American Cheese Society Competition – Awarded 3rd Best In Show
  • 2018 – American Cheese Society Competition – Awarded North America’s Best Clothbound Cheddar
  • 2017 – American Cheese Society Competition – Awarded North America’s 2nd Best Clothbound Cheddar
  • 2016 – World Cheese Awards – Awarded World’s 2nd Best Farmhouse Cheddar
  • 2016 – American Cheese Society Competition – Awarded North America’s Best Clothbound Cheddar
  • 2016 – Canadian Cheese Awards – Awarded Canada’s Cheese of the Year
  • 2016 – Canadian Cheese Awards – Awarded Canada’s Best Aged Cheddar
  • 2015 – World Cheese Awards – Awarded World’s Best Vintage Cheddar
  • 2014 – American Cheese Society Competition – Awarded North America’s 3rd Best Clothbound Cheddar
  • 2013 – Canadian Cheese Grand Prix – Awarded Canada’s Best Aged Cheddar
  • 2012 – American Cheese Society Competition – Awarded North America’s 2nd Best Clothbound Cheddar
  • 2011 – Canadian Cheese Grand Prix – Awarded Canada’s Best Aged Cheddar (1-3 Years)
  • 2011 – American Cheese Society Competition – Awarded North America’s Best Clothbound Cheddar
  • 2009 – American Cheese Society Competition – Awarded North America’s Best Clothbound Cheddar