The team at a West Yorkshire based cheesemongers have created a limited edition cheese to celebrate Yorkshire Day next month.
Award winning Cryer and Stott who have shops in both Pontefract and Castleford have produced 100 limited edition truckles of their popular Coverdale cheese, specially matured for 100 days to mark the annual event.
The traditional clothbound batch of ‘Yorkshire Day Coverdale’ was born on the 23rd April and has been maturated at a lower temperature over recent weeks to produce the delicious results. Just 100 units have been made available of the limited edition cheese, all baring a special Yorkshire day badge and available exclusively online.
Set in the idyllic Yorkshire Dales, the area of Coverdale is where the original cheese recipe was created. A highly sought-after cheese steeped in history, it was first officially recorded as being produced by Les Lambert of Coverham Dairy in 1912, though the recipe is thought to be much older and could have been made before this by farmers wives in the region but with no written records. The small Dales dairy business was later bought out by Wensleydale Dairy who continued to produce the cheese on mass using locally sourced milk from the area.
Wensleydale Dairy decided to ceased production of the cheese in 2020 and the team at Cryer and Stott decided to revive it and give it an innovative new twist. Working with a small artisan dairy farm at Atley Hill near Northallerton, the new look 5-week-old cheese is bound in cloth using traditional methods and features a natural rind and a spongy texture which is slightly crumbly with a subtle tang.
Cryer and Stotts Business Development Manager Jemma Ladwitch said: “Being a proud Yorkshire company through and through we decided to celebrate Yorkshire Day this year in style by creating this limited edition version of our ever popular truckles of Coverdale and maturing them for 100 days.
This really is a very special batch and with only 100 units available it’s definitely a one-off for cheese lovers and one not to be missed!”
As well as stocking and supporting a range of artisan cheese producers from throughout Yorkshire and beyond, Cryer and Stott’s team also run a Seasonal Monthly Cheese Club offering subscribers a different selection of cheeses delivered directly to their door each month along with a fully descriptive tasting sheet with information about the cheesemakers, tasting notes, history and locality.
Pre orders for the limited edition Coverdale cheese are now being taken online and for more information on this and to sign up to the monthly Cheese Club visit www.cryerandstott.co.uk