Making greatness last

Every Quicke's cheddar is handmade and wrapped in muslin to let it breathe as it matures. This allows the wonderful rind to develop – the hallmark of traditional cheddar, essential to its rich, satisfying flavour. Our cheddars continue to mature and develop once you've brought them home; whole cheese will keep longer than a cut cheese, with larger cuts generally faring better than smaller ones. Our cut-to-order cheeses should remain delicious for a couple of months after purchase.

If you've treated yourself to a full truckle, we recommend completely removing the muslin before cutting into it. Find the edge of the cloth on a flat face of the truckle and pull all the muslin away from the cheese.  Once the muslin's off it's best to wrap the cheese and keep it in a cool larder (8-15ºC) or the salad drawer of your fridge. Waxed paper's perfect; cling film will do.  If using cling film, only cover the cheese's cut side and use a new piece each time you open it.  If it's too dry your cheese may crack; too wet and it'll become thick with mould - although this mould is natural and can enhance the flavour of the cheese, we suggest you scrape off the excess.

Above all, we want you to enjoy our magnificent cheese, so give Quicke's a good two hours at room temperature before serving to bring out its full flavour.

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