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A full-flavoured washed-rind cheese, developed by James Aldridge, at a cheese shop he had at Oxted in Surrey. It's based on a Caerphilly from Duckett's unpasteurised Caerphilly, made in Somerset.
Since the death of the cheeses inventor, it is now made by his partner Pat Robinson, who now omits the Kentish wine, which was an original ingredient of the cheese-wash. A scattering of mint is also added to the wash, giving a sweeter finish.
Cheeses often develop a pink rind, which shouldn't disconcert the purchaser; having a silky semi-soft texture and a spicy flavour, which becomes fruitier and more powerful as the cheese ages.
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