St Cera is a delectable scoopable version of St Jude with a stronger flavour. Both cheeses start the same way at White Wood Dairy at Fen Farm in Bungay, Suffolk. Here, Julie Cheyney handmakes her cheeses using the rich unpasteurised milk from the farm’s Montbéliarde cows. It is their different maturation processes which create the differences between the cheeses. As it ages, St Cera is washed regularly in a brine solution while St Jude develops a white mould ripened rind. Brine washing gives St Cera its orange/pink colouring and distinctive taste. It is a deliciously meaty cheese with flavours reminiscent of bacon.
St Cera is the most pungent of our local cheeses, the flavours are truly intense.
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First time trying this cheese. It may be small in size but it is giant in taste. So rich and oozing, it was almost running out of the box. A complete treat on bread or biscuits. Ate it all in one go. Madness not to.