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Welcoming our new Forgotten Food – Colwick Cheese

Welcoming our new Forgotten Food – Colwick Cheese

The fastest man in the world eats slow: Usain Bolt likes new Forgotten Food; Colwick Cheese. A wonderful cheese hailing from Nottinghamshire.

Slow Food is proud to announce the 72nd Forgotten Food; Colwick Cheese. This wonderful product hails from the town of Colwick in Nottinghamshire, with the cheese thought to have been created 1660. Traditionally made with raw milk, this cheese is similar in texture to cream cheese but with a slightly more sour taste. It has a distinctive bowl shape which can be filled with a variety of ingredients both sweet and savoury. A popular cheese with older generations, many thought Colwick Cheese was resigned to the history books after production ceased in 1993. In 2013 Alan and Jane Hewson, at Belvoir Ridge Creamery in Eastwell, revived this wonderful tradition. They make the cheese with milk from their own rare breed Red Poll and Blue Albion cows, keeping strictly to the traditional recipe. Slow Food is proud to support the revival of such a great product and we hope that by adding Colwick Cheese to the Forgotten Foods programme (UK Ark of Taste) we can play a part in this. Watch Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club on Channel 4 tonight at 8pm to find out a bit more about Colwick Cheese. It will be available online after the show has been aired.

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  1. Helena Griffiths

    Could you produce a sheeps milk version of colwick cheese for such as myself on a lactose intollerant diet?
    Kind regards.

    Jan 10, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

  2. Susan Terry

    It’s British ,thank goodness fantastic , well done Jamie & Jimmy. Where can I buy it ?

    Jan 10, 2014 @ 9:58 pm

  3. Sue fink

    Saw your cheese on Tv and am dying to try it
    Is there anywhere in the Manchester area selling it or can I buy it from you
    Thank you

    Jan 12, 2014 @ 8:58 pm

  4. CommunicationsSFUK

    Alan and Jane Hewson work on a very extremely limited scale, but are really keen to produce more Colwick Cheese to deal with the rising demand. Your best bet is to ring Belvoir Ridge Creamery directly and ask what shops they stock locally to you.

    Jan 15, 2014 @ 11:56 am

  5. Mark

    I’ve managed to get some (it’s only down the road from us), and it’s lovely just with crackers and honey. But I can’t find any recipes for it – was hoping to use it in meals. Any tips?

    Jan 16, 2014 @ 6:09 pm



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