What is the Difference Between Regional Cheeses?
Regional cheeses are cheeses which have developed in different regions due to a few factors. For example, it could be that the environment naturally lends itself to different kinds of cheese. Alternatively, it could be cultural. For example, Caerphilly, in Wales, developed Caerphilly cheese as a hard, crumbly cheese to make it convenient for miners to eat while underground.
Similarly, different regions have, in the past, favoured different cheese making techniques. While modernisation has standardised a lot of cheese production, our independent cheese producers are focused on maintaining traditional styles or marrying them with modern technology.
The result is a diverse range of incredible cheeses from across the UK. Our regional cheeses are as diverse as they come, with an incredible variety of flavours, textures, colours, aromas and more.