Curworthy Haytor, based on a 'gruyere' style cheese is a delicious artisan hard cheese with a sweet, nutty taste, has been matured for 6 months and suitable for vegetarians. This cheese has been handmade deep in the heart of our rolling North Devon countryside with far reaching views over Dartmoor and the famous rocky outcrop Haytor, after which this cheese was named!
Rachel Stephens has been making cheese for the past 25 years at Stockbeare Farm, Jacobstowe. Using milk sourced from her own cows, and other local dairy farmers, delivered overnight and pasteurised the following morning. After hand ladling the curds into the presses they are then pressed overnight in traditional presses and matured in special temperature controlled ripening rooms. No colourings or preservatives are added whatsoever with the exception of salt - which enhances the flavour and lengthens the cheese's life.
Other cheeses in the Curworthy range include the tradtional Black Waxed Curworthy, Devon Oke, Devon Smoake and Meldon.
Curworthy Haytor is available to buy online or through our shop located at the top of South Street, South Molton, a historic Pannier Market Town in North Devon. We have a large range of local, West Country, British and Continental cheeses together with a varied selection of accompaniments such as crackers, chutneys, pickles, local ciders, ales, mead and wine.