Collier’s competed in the worldâs largest cheese exhibition on 29th of July, against a record breaking 4,443 entries in this years Nantwich show. That didnât seem to falter the 200 judges from recognising Collierâs powerful flavours, resulting in a bronze in the extra mature class, silver in the Welsh class and even a VHC (very […]
Collier's Welsh Heritage
The idea for the Collierâs brand was sparked by Walesâs proud industrial heritage. Collierâs Powerful Welsh Cheddarâs characteristics are those of the Welsh coal miners: reliability, power and integrity. Collierâs founderâs grandfather was a miner. As a child our founder was struck by the strength of the mining community and the sense of camaraderie from the miners who worked in such harsh, dangerous conditions. Cheese was an important part of the minersâ diet. It was nutritious, tasty, simple to pack, with no waste. It was the ideal food to sustain miners as they worked below ground for many hours at a time. Collierâs Powerful Welsh Cheddar is a tribute to Walesâ proud mining tradition and a reflection of todayâs appreciation of quality and taste.
Collierâs Powerful Welsh Cheddar delivers an extraordinary taste sensation. This uniquely powerful cheese produces a fine balance of savoury and sweet, without the sharpness that is delivered by many strong cheddars. Collierâs has a distinct texture, open, slightly crumbly, yet smooth and creamy in the mouth. Unusually, it contains tantalising âcrunchy bitsâ which are actually calcium lactate grains that develop during maturation and are evidence of the cheeseâs high quality. Collierâs long, deep, powerful taste releases slowly in the mouth and lingers, for you to experience this unique taste to the full. These are the factors that set Collierâs Powerful Welsh Cheddar apart.
How is Collier's made?
As you would expect with something so special, the exact recipe Collierâs is a closely guarded secret. Indeed, today this nationally loved product has a team of only three people who are able to grade the cheese. What we can reveal is that Collierâs is made at a single creamery in Wales using carefully selected milk to a single recipe. It is carefully matured for up to 20 months, then it is graded to ensure it has attained the excellence required to be selected as Collierâs Powerful Welsh Cheddar.