Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar is an unpasteurised cow's milk cheese that has its roots in the Scottish Orkney Islands. Today, it is produced on small local farms in the lush countryside of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I), off the coast of Canada.The cheese was brought to Canada by cheesemaker Armand Bernard who learned the recipe for Avonlea while working in United Kingdom. Milk of several small local Holstein herds is used to make the cheese, which is then wrapped in cloth for an aging period of at least a year, before being sold.Avonlea demonstrates a firm and slightly dry and crumbly pate. The colour varies according to the season and diet of cows with cheeses made during in winter being faint than in summer. The cheese has rich, hearty, savoury flavours of earth and mushrooms, underlined by a fruity tang.


5 ratings

Catherine Leith

a month ago

Rich with complex flavours and aromas of fruit and toasted nuts. Very earthy. Tastes a little bit dusty. It is a full-bodied cheese, with a tangy bite at the end.


4 months ago

Jasmine Bamlet

4 months ago

New favorite! Buttery and smooth with just the right amount of crystallization and saltiness.

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