Andy’s Foods has just taken stock of a small quantity of West Country Farmhouse Extra Mature Cheddar made by Parkham Farms

In order for the cheese to become a West Country Farmhouse Cheddar it must meet several criteria so that it can be called a ‘Product of Designated Origin’ (or ‘PDO’ for short).

Firstly, the cheese must be made in the West Country of England (that’s Devon, Cornwall, Dorset or Somerset). Secondly, all milk used to make the cheese must be sourced from the West Country. Finally, the cheese must be made, or ‘cheddared’, by hand. The PDO status of the cheese is a guarantee to the consumer that the product is genuine.


Cheese and chorizo quesadillas

Makes 4:

8 soft flour tortillas
4 tbsp of your favourite chutney
1 chorizo, chopped and fried for about 5 minutes in oil
4 tbsp grated Parkham Cheddar
4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
1 finely chopped red chilli
4 tbsp sour cream

Heat a frying pan with a drizzle of oil and place a tortilla into the pan. Spread a tablespoon of relish on top, then scatter with a handful of chorizo, a tablespoon of Parkham Cheddar and a sprinkling of spring onion, chilli and lime juice. Dot with three teaspoonfuls of sour cream and place another tortilla on top. Then flip it over in the pan and cook for a few more minutes or until the both sides are golden.

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