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Admiral Collingwood Cheese

Northumberland cheese washed in Newcastle Brown Ale. Strong and very smooth-textured. Won Gold in World Cheese Awards 2017.

Made with unpasteurised milk

250g of Admiral Collingwood Cheese (+8.75)
500g of Admiral Collingwood Cheese (+17.50)
750g of Admiral Collingwood Cheese (+26.25)
1kg of Admiral Collingwood Cheese (+35.00)


No, we didn't know the answer either - turns out he served in the Royal Navy alongside Lord Nelson, and fought with him at the battles of Cape St Vincent and Trafalgar ... In 1805 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Collingwood and was awarded a pension of £2,000 a year, which was a generous sum and the equivalent of £120,000 today. In later life he was appointed the Commander in Chief of Britain's Mediterranean Fleet, and died on board the "Ville de Paris" off the island of Menorca in 1810.

On leave, Collingwood loved to walk over the hills of his native Northumberland with his dog Bounce. His pockets were always full of acorns, and as he walked he would press an acorn into the soil wherever he saw a good place for an oak tree to grow. His purpose was to make sure that the Navy would never want for oaks to build fighting ships, and some of the oaks he planted are growing over two centuries later.

Collingwood was born in Newcastle, and today a cheese made in Northumberland honours this great naval hero. Made at Wooler, it's a raw milk cheese, the rind of which is washed in - what else? - Newcastle Brown Ale. It goes well with oat cakes, quince paste, and a glass of chilled pinot grigio.


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