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12 Hospital Street, Nantwich, CW5 5RJ

01270 620799

Tintern Cheese

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Tintern cheese, named after the historic village of Tintern nestled in the picturesque Wye Valley of Wales, is a beloved Welsh cheese renowned for its creamy texture and delightful flavour. Crafted with care and precision, Tintern cheese embodies the rich heritage of Welsh cheese-making tradition.

Tintern Cheese
Tintern Cheese

A Brief History of Tintern Cheese

Tintern cheese is celebrated for its smooth, creamy texture and subtle, nutty flavour. Encased in a natural rind, this cheese offers a taste experience that is both comforting and satisfying, with hints of sweetness and complexity that linger on the palate.

Crafting Tintern Cheese

The cheese-making process begins with high-quality cow’s milk sourced from local Welsh dairy farms known for their commitment to sustainable and ethical farming practices. The milk is gently heated and mixed with cultures and rennet to form curds, which are then pressed into moulds and aged for several weeks. During the aging process, the cheese develops its characteristic flavour and texture, resulting in the signature taste of Tintern cheese.

Pairing Suggestions for Tintern Cheese

Pairing Tintern cheese with the right accompaniments can enhance its flavour and elevate the tasting experience. Here are some suggested pairings:

  1. Crackers and Fresh Fruits: Serve slices of Tintern cheese with a selection of crackers and fresh fruits such as grapes or apples for a simple yet satisfying pairing.
  2. Chutney or Relish: The sweet and tangy flavours of chutney or relish provide a delightful contrast to the creamy texture and nutty flavour of Tintern cheese.
  3. Welsh Ale or Cider: Pair Tintern cheese with a glass of Welsh ale or cider to complement its rich flavour and enhance the overall tasting experience.

Similar Cheeses to Explore

If you enjoy Tintern cheese, you may also appreciate these similar cheeses:

  1. Celtic Promise: Another Welsh cheese, Celtic Promise offers a bold flavour and creamy texture that is reminiscent of Tintern cheese.
  2. Perl Wen: Soft and creamy with a delicate, buttery taste, Perl Wen is another Welsh cheese that pairs beautifully with crusty bread or crackers.

Cooking with Tintern Cheese

In addition to enjoying Tintern cheese on its own or paired with accompaniments, it can also be used in a variety of delicious recipes. Here are some ideas:

  1. Tintern Cheese and Leek Tart: Prepare a savoury tart crust and fill it with a mixture of sautéed leeks, Tintern cheese, eggs, and cream. Bake until golden brown and serve warm.
  2. Tintern Cheese and Potato Gratin: Layer thinly sliced potatoes and Tintern cheese in a baking dish, seasoning each layer with salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of thyme. Pour over a mixture of cream and garlic, then bake until bubbly and golden.
  3. Tintern Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms: Remove the stems from button mushrooms and fill each cap with a mixture of cooked bacon, Tintern cheese, and breadcrumbs. Bake until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is golden brown.

Exploring the Rich Heritage of Tintern Cheese: A Welsh Culinary Treasure

Tintern cheese is a true culinary treasure, embodying the rich heritage and natural beauty of Wales. Whether enjoyed on its own, paired with complementary ingredients, or incorporated into delicious recipes, Tintern cheese promises a taste experience that is both memorable and satisfying.

Explore our selection of Tintern cheese at Cheese Shop Nantwich and discover the rich tradition and distinctive flavour of this exceptional Welsh cheese.

Based on old-world ideals with a loyalty to our family of local Artisan Cheese producers, we are a small, independently run business dedicated to the time-honoured traditions of the culinary and agricultural world of cheese.

Established recently, Nick Birchall (one of the partners of The Cheese Shop) has worked directly with producers for more than 20 years in order to select cheeses at their peak.

Our small staff of knowledgeable cheesemongers are experts in the field who love teaching through taste. We prioritise education in the art of properly maintaining cheese so that you can be assured of receiving the highest-quality products available.




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