Stithians cheese is a hard, pasteurised, cows' milk cheese produced by Catherine and Ben Mead at the Lynher Dairies Cheese Company at Pengreep Farm in the Cornish village of Ponsanooth. The milk comes from their own herd of Friesian cows. It is an artisan cheese made with vegetarian rennet and is named after the nearby village of Stithians. The cheese is not made very often and therefore can be difficult to obtain.
Stithians cheese has a smooth texture with a few small holes and and is yellow in colour. The natural rind can vary in colour from creamy yellow when young to rose through to almost black when maturation is delayed. It has a milky flavour and contains small calcium crystals. It is of medium strength and is matured for 20 weeks.
If you are in the Oxford area, the cheese can sometimes be obtained from The Oxford Cheese Company in the Covered Market in the centre of Oxford.
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