Norfolk Dapple

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Norfolk Dapple is a cheddar-style cheese made by Ferndale Cheeses in Norfolk. Maker Arthur Betts uses unpasteurised cow’s milk from a local herd of pedigree Holstein-Friesians and traditional ‘cheddaring’ methods to create this rich and round cheese with a hint of nuttiness. Its namesake dappling develops on the truckles’ cloths while it matures for between five and eight months. Read more

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John says …

This cheddar-style cheese is memorable for its pretty clothbound edge and tastes delicious with an oaky red wine.

The cheesy details

Style
Hard

Milk

Cow

Pasteurisation

Unpasteurised

Vegetarian

No

Country of Origin

Norfolk, UK

Strength

Medium

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Tasting notes

Cheese making visit

Clare and John are always thrilled by the opportunity to get hands-on making cheese and made a visit to Ferndale Cheeses in July 2018.

Ferndale Cheeses is the family-run producer of local East Anglian cheeses Norfolk Dapple as well as Norfolk Tawny, Smoked Dapple, and the seasonal special, port-infused Ruby Dapple.  Elinor Betts has been cheese making for nearly two decades and was joined in the business by her son Arthur a couple of years ago. You can find out more about cheese making at Ferndale Cheeses on our blog >

Customer Reviews

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steve b.
A tasty bit of dapple

A very smooth cheese with a lovely taste.

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Yorkshire T.
Firm, flavourfull and nutty

A very appealing cheese. It has a firmness which makes it a pleasure to plate it, and a nutty flavour which is very tempting with oat cakes or grapes.

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Chris M.
Really Good

Excellent tasty cheese with a complex hard to describe flavour but I shall definitely buy again