Old Winchester, is an older version of Winchester, our 9 month cheese. This is now a much dryer harder and crystalline cheese, becoming more reminiscent of an old gouda with a distinctive nuttiness in flavour, however it is a product of evolution and need. Because Old Winchester is made with a vegetarian rennet, on a number of occasions the cheese is being sold, and used as a vegetarian replacement for a hard, Italian cheese, and yet can still be used as a table cheese, it has that bit more versatility. Some might argue that this English farmhouse cheese, is better than a hard, Italian cheese, but I could not possibly comment. We try to sell them at about 18 months (17 months just at the minute). The age will come and go as it is impossible to get the stock level right all the time.
Approx - 1kg.