Appleby’s Cheshire


The distinctive salmon-peach colour of Appleby's Cheshire comes from addition of the natural vegetable dye, annatto. Open and crumbly in texture but not overly dry, Appleby's Cheshire is a perfect balance of rich mineral flavours and acidity. It is savoury and herbal with a long finish. Read more

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John says …

A crumbly English classic with a subtle lingering flavour.

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Tasting notes

Cheshire is one of the oldest recorded English cheeses with a mention in the Domesday Book. Lucy and Lance Appleby began making their cheese in 1952 using milk from their own herd of Friesian cows. Today it is their grandson Paul and his family who continue the business.

The mineral flavour of Appleby's Cheshire arises from unusually high salt levels in the farm's milk. Rich salt deposits are found in the soil of the grassland pastures on which their cows graze.

Appleby's Cheshire pairs well with acidic fruit such as apples and strawberries; also sweet figs and dates. It is perfectly complemented by a glass of crisp sparkling cider.

Wine pairing with Appleby’s Cheshire

Our wine expert, Katie Goodchild from Heritage Wines recommends Simpsons’ Derringstone Pinot Meunier -

“Simpsons’ Derringstone Pinot Meunier is a unique and flavoursome wine. Vinified from red grape varieties as a white wine, it has notes of red berries, stewed peach and balsamic nuances - the flavours of winter fruits contrasts the herbal and savoury characteristics of Appleby’s Cheshire."