Neal's Yard Dairy Montgomery's Cheddar
An authentic cheddar of cow's milk hand-formed into hulking 60 pound cylinders by James Montgomery in Somerset, England. Each cheese is wrapped with linen and rubbed with lard before cellaring. The curse and wonder of traditional cheese is huge variety from wheel to wheel, making Murray's selection all the more critical. We look for savory flavor developed over more than 12 months of aging; the best wheels of Monty's cheddar have a nutty meatiness described by our British colleagues as ''reminiscent of the caramelised edge of a Sunday roast.'' Montgomery's is proof positive that cheddar and beer make good bedfellows.