Emmental-style Mayfield is recognisable by its 'eyes', naturally occurring oval holes not typically seen in a British cheese. Its sweet nuttiness is also reminiscent of Alpine flavours. Winner of a 'Super Gold' at the World Cheese Awards, Mayfield is matured for six months. In colour and taste it expresses seasonal variation in the milk changing from golden and buttery in winter to lighter and creamier in summer as the cows graze outside. It melts well so can be used in a fondue recipe or for a delicious cauliflower cheese. More information (including allergens) >
The tangy crunch of our Slate pickles makes them a fantastic accompaniment for smooth and almondy Mayfield.
Country of Origin
East Sussex, UK
Ingredients: Cheese (milk).
Allergen advice: for allergens see ingredients in bold.
Katie Goodchild dipWSET, Suffolk-based wine expert and cheese lover, recommends Cotes du Rhône Blanc -
The obvious wine choice for Mayfield is Chardonnay to match the nutty and buttery flavours of this cheese, but a Cotes du Rhône Blanc is far more exciting. Many Cotes du Rhône Blanc wines are fuller-bodied and some have oak influence, both of which are a great match to traditional Alpine cheeses. However, Hexadique Cotes du Rhône Blanc is hugely aromatic with floral notes and stone fruit flavours. Oak takes a backseat here but it softens the wine’s acidity and thus pairs deliciously with the creaminess of Mayfield. A fantastic pairing for those seeking something a little different.”
Ever eaten a Dutch cheese and thought to yourself yes, it’s nice, but it could be better? Mayfield is what you’ve been looking for! A sweet and nutty aroma leads to a similarly rich taste with a long finish which makes you realise what you’ve been missing. One word of caution: it really is habit forming. You’ll eat it all quickly and be back for more before you know it.
This is a very tasty cheese