Cotherstone has a texture that is at once flaky, moist and bouncy. It has a fresh milky taste with pleasantly sour and citric notes.
Created by Joan and Alwin Cross in Teesdale, Cotherstone cheese is related to Wensleydale and Swaledale and is named after a village and parish in County Durham in England.
This semi-hard, farmhouse cheese is made from unpasteurised, full-fat Jersey cow’s milk. Cotherstone belongs to a group called ‘Dale style’ cheeses which are soft and crumbly in texture, lemony and slightly tangy to taste and tend to be eaten younger.