SHARPHAM RUSTIC GARLIC AND HERB
Farm: Sharpham Estate
Milk Type: U, Jersey Cow
Age: 10 weeks
Sharpham Rustic is made on the Sharpham Estate, which overlooks the slopes of the River Dart, downstream from Totnes in Devon. The estate has a vineyard, dairy and creamery, where they have been producing wine and cheese for over twenty years.
The milk is taken from their herd of Jersey cows, and it is particularly rich and creamy. The cheese was originally made in the coach yard next to the house, but, in April 2003, cheese-
Sharpham Rustic has an elliptical shape (rather like Pecorino), a deep golden curd, and a rich savoury flavour. It is a wonderful example of a talented cheese-
The idea of fresh chives and wild garlic came from the cows themselves. As they chewed on wild garlic while grazing in the water meadows, there was an unmistakable taint in the milk. However, as the flavour was so good, the idea of adding garlic to the cheese was born.