Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese

Artisanal Cheese by Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese, Ulceby Grange Farm in the Lincolnshire Wolds. 

Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese is an award-winning, handmade cheese produced by the Jones family at Ulceby Grange Farm on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The farm, which has been in the family since 1917, began making cheese in 1992 under the guidance of Simon Jones. The idea for Lincolnshire Poacher came to Simon after returning from agricultural college, where he decided to explore cheese-making on a small scale. With initial assistance from Welsh cheese-maker Dougal Campbell, Simon created a recipe inspired by traditional West Country Cheddar and Gruyère cheeses.

Lincolnshire Poacher is known for its distinctive flavour profile, which is slightly sweet and nutty, with variations depending on the season. This hard, unpasteurized cow's milk cheese matures over a period of 12 to 24 months, developing a rich, complex taste. The cheese is made using milk from the farm's herd of Holstein cows, ensuring consistent quality and freshness. 

The popularity of Lincolnshire Poacher quickly grew, leading to the establishment of a larger dairy in 1995 to meet demand. Simon's brother, Tim, joined the business in 2000 to manage sales and marketing, further expanding the cheese's reach. Today, Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese is available in various forms, including Vintage, Double Barrel, Smoked, and Lincolnshire Red.