This locally produced cheddar-style cheese is made by Susan Richards at Rodwell Farm Dairy in Baylham, Ipswich. Unpasteurised milk from the farm’s own dairy cows provides its unique nutty flavour and long complex finish. The curds and whey are scalded at high temperatures to create its robust texture and give length to the flavour. Vintage Shipcord is then matured for approximately twelve months, developing acidity and tang as it ages. Read more
Shipcord is a cheese that tickles your taste buds! It's truly artisan, hand-made locally in very small batches.
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In October 2018, Clare and John set off to meet Susan Richards and her husband Robin who run Rodwell Farm just a few miles outside Ipswich. The Richards family have been farming this site for over 75 years. Robin oversees care of the farm's herd of Holstein-Friesian cows and Susan has been making cheese including the cheddar-style Shipcord since 2006 - you can find out more on the blog >