Wookey Hole Caves have revived an age old tradition – maturing cheese in Caves.
Four hundred years ago there was no refrigeration and the caves were the ideal place to mature cheeses. The temperature is a constant 11°C all year round, and the high humidity is also ideal to stop the cheese drying out during the ageing process
Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar, now a recognised brand at Wookey Hole as well as in supermarkets and cheese shops across the UK, is made by a cheesemaker in Dorset, Ford Farm.
Ford Farm is one of the few farms left in the West Country where authentic handmade cheddar is still produced.
Dorset is one of only four counties where West Country Farmhouse Cheddar can officially be made and gain eligibility to carry the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) logo.
Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar has won lots of awards since it was first launched over ten years ago – most recently a Gold Medal at the British Cheese Awards. Did you know that Ford Farm also matures a Goats Milk Cheese in Wookey Hole which won a Super Gold as well as Best British Cheese at the World Cheese Awards?
Why not try Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar and Wookey Hole Cave Aged Goats Cheese for yourself by buying them from our on-site shops?