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Elderflower cheese

Elderflower (Sambucus nigra) cheese on sale at the South Kensington Farmers’ Market, Bute Street, South Kensington, London, 25 February 2023.

Its maker, Quicke’s Cheese, of Newton St Cyres, Devon, is said to have been established in 1540.  They describe their cheese as:

‘Hand-crafted using milk from our grass-fed cows and hand-picked elderflowers cloth-bound and naturally matured, typically for 6 months.  A fresh creamy … cheese with a flicker of real elderflower running through it.  Delicately  scented, rich and buttery with aromatic floral notes.’

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