The A6 main
road goes past the front door and the busy mainline west coast trains
rattle past the back of this dairy, below Beacon Fell. Chris Sandham is
proudly a third generation Sandham cheese maker, making only traditional
Lancashires, just as his grandfather began in 1929. Milk is brought in
from four local farms all year round and the curds are turned by hand.
A fifth farm sends organic milk with a slightly different flavour and
round the back of the dairy he smokes his own cheese. Sandhams Creamy
has a distinctive butteryness, which makes it a great cooking cheese that
releases more flavour as it melts.
Available from Booths supermarkets, specialist shops, markets and Waitrose stores.