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Seator's Orkney

A traditional Orkney cheese (not to be confused with Cheddar coming from Orkney). The main surviving producer is Mrs Seator, who makes this hard cows' milk cheese at Grimbister Farm near Kirkwall, from unpasteurised milk. It's similar to Cotherstone in style, but it's harder and more crumbly with a sharp acid bite. It becomes fruity and yeasty as it matures. It has limited availability, but is stocked by the best cheese shops.

A few flavoured varieties are produced, including chives, garlic, pineapple and walnut – but most of these are consumed locally. Contact: Hilda Seator, Grimbister Farm, Grimister, Finnstown, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1TT   Tel: 01856-761318

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