Cheshire is the oldest and most often imitated cheese in England. Made from cow's milk, its texture is firm but moist and a little crumbly, and it has a pleasing full-bodied tang. Our Cheshire is made in the traditional manner by the Appleby's from their herd of 290 Friesian cows. Each cheese takes a mere 2-3 hours to make, but is aged from 2 months to 12 months. The cheeses are bandaged in cloths that have been first dipped in lard, which holds in moisture while allowing the cheese to develop its intense flavor. Cheshire is frequently served with preserves or jam, and also pairs well with Sauvignon Blanc.