The Lyburn Gold has consistently won prizes at the British Cheese Awards over the last twenty years, and 2016 adds another Silver, 2017 another Gold and 2018 a Silver.
Comes in a 5kg round, 9 inches across. It is ripened for about 8- 12 weeks, and has a creamy smooth texture with very small holes, eyes, to be seen evenly distributed throughout.
In terms of a make, it is a washed curd cheese, more continental, closer to a Gouda, but not typical. Technically it is a hard cheese because it has been pressed, it is generally described as semi-hard because at 10 weeks it still has some movement in it, great for melting.
Available in 1.2kg, 2.4kg and 4.8kg