Inspired by Morbier, a classic French cheese from the Franche-Comté, Ashcombe features a striking line of wood ash running through the centre of the cheese. Ashcombe is a large, flat, disc shaped cheese, which is carefully washed in brine daily for 5 weeks to develop a bright terracotta rind. The rind is meaty and savoury, while the paste has aromas of warm milk and hay. The flavours are comforting and rich, reminding us of melted butter and fresh hazelnuts.
Made in small batches by hand using single herd, organic cow’s milk at Manor Farm Chedworth, in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds.