Region: Gloucester, Leicester, Lancashire, Derby and Cheddar
Type of milk: Cow
Aging time: At least 6 months
Saxon Shires is a cheese that is made by taking five
of Great Britain’s famous cheeses: Double Gloucester, Leicester, Lancashire, Derby and Cheddar and combining them in
layers. The different layers create not only a visually appealing cheese, but also a harmonious blend of flavors as each layer
alternates from mild to sharp. Although it has the flavor components of all five cheeses, Saxon Shires, as a whole,
contains the sharp and tangy flavor components that people typically associate with cheddar.