Keen's Midi


Made by: The Keen Family

Milk type: Cow

Milk treatment: Raw

Coagulant type: Animal

Location: Wincanton, Somerset

How it tastes: Keen's Cheddar tends to have a dense, rich and creamy texture. It has layers of flavour that range from savoury and mustardy to juicy and bright with a pleasantly sharp acidity.

The Keen family has been making Cheddar cheese at Moorhayes Farm in Wincanton, Somerset since 1898 when George and Stephen’s great grandfather John purchased the farm. At Keen's, cheesemaking skills have been passed down through the generations. Today both George and Stephen are very hands-on within the farm and are proud to be handing over the reins to the fifth generation. George’s son James makes the cheese and Stephen’s son Nick manages the farm side of the business. The 'midis' (half-sized Cheddars) are bound the traditional way in muslin cloth coated in lard and are sold after maturing for sixteen to eighteen months.

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