Inspired by Maurice Ash, Sharpham Brie is more of a Coulommier style cheese and has been hand made to our own recipe at Sharpham since 1981. Buttercup yellow with fresh milk from our Jersey herd, it is a mould ripened cheese, firm, rich and creamy when young, softening with mushroomy notes and a chicory finish with age. Gold medal winner at the 2019 Food & Drink Devon Awards, it is beautiful when baked, pivotal to a good cheese board and a perfect partner for soft and fruity Sharpham Pinot Noir.
£6.00 – £23.00
Free delivery on orders over £150.00
The cheese curd is hand ladled into moulds and turned three times in the first five hours after moulding. The next morning, the cheeses are taken out of their moulds onto draining racks. After twenty four hours draining, they are brined on racks, then left for seven days to grow their white coat, whilst being turned daily. Once the coat is fully grown, they are wrapped in breathable paper and matured to four weeks of age. On release, the cheeses have a further five weeks of life, gradually ripening from chalky to meltingly soft and gooey.
A full size cheese will have a maximum shelf life of 2 weeks from the date of dispatch and 4 weeks for our wholesale customers. The smaller sizes have shorter life as they will ripen faster. The 500g round or small squares will have a maximum of 12 days from date of dispatch. Please specify if there is a particular date on which you want to eat the cheese.
Gold - Taste of the West 2016, 2017, 2018 Gold - Global Cheese Awards 2017, 2018 Best Soft Cheese - Devon County Show 2017, 2018