Cotherstone has been made by Joan Cross for over thirty years. She is the last remaining producer of this Dales cheese, having learned cheesemaking from her mother.

Suitable for vegetarians, this semi-hard, farmhouse cheese is made from pasteurised, full-fat Jersey cow’s milk. Cotherstone belongs to a group called ‘Dale style’ cheeses which are soft and crumbly in texture, lemony and slightly tangy to taste and tends to be eaten young.

The fresh flavour of Cotherstone means that is works brilliantly as a base for tarts and pastries.

Cows’ milk | Pasteurised | Vegetarian | Teesdale, Durham