Watch cheese making at The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

Cheddar, Somerset

Observe Cheddar’s last remaining cheesemakers as they go about their work and learn the tricks of their trade.

It’s one of Britain’s best-loved cheeses, but did you know that Cheddar was originally a way to use up excess milk before it soured? In the area surrounding the village of Cheddar they’ve been making the yellow stuff since the 15th Century.

The Cheddar Cheese Company is a working dairy that has kept the process going using the same traditional methods, with milk from the local Cheddar cows, no less.

Want to see how it’s done? Take the tour up to the viewing gallery and watch the cheesemakers in action: the process takes eight hours, but you can just drop in for a quick taster before buying some Cheddar to “gorge” yourself on later.

 

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