- Quicke's has launched new cheese Lady Prue, its first-ever mixed milk cheese, with the first wedges available exclusively from the Heritage Cheese stall in Borough Market
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Named after owner Mary Quicke’s mother who built the original cheese dairy at Quicke’s in the 1970’s, the cheese combines goat’s and cow’s milk to create a pale and delicate clothbound cheese. It is one of only a handful og mixed milk cheeses being made in the UK.
The unveiling of the cheese marks the beginning of a new partnership between Quicke’s and Heritage Cheese – a stall that specialises in traditional British cheese. Quicke’s notes that the stall will act as a new home for the cheesemaker, and will provide the ideal testing ground for new concepts, such as Lady Prue.
Mary Quicke said, “Harking back to the very first truckles made at Home Farm, this cheese encapsulates so much about our past, present and future. My mother was trained as an artist and later established the dairy and it’s her artistry which still runs through the veins of the business today, pushing us to experiment with our craft.This commitment to pushing boundaries led us to mix goat’s and cow’s milk and the result after three months came out so much better than we could have expected.
“Having spend a number of years working in London before I returned to the farm, I know that it’s home to some of the finest cheesemongers, affineurs and food halls in the world, so it’s important for Quicke’s to have a strong presence here. In honour of our London friends, Heritage Cheese is our first exclusive stockist for Lady Prue and we can’t wait to hear what Borough Market’s enthusiastic and discerning visitors think of it.”
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