Cheese

I'm assuming this would be a good place for a question. I've recently picked up a piece of cheese in my local grocer that comes from your side of the pond. The store called it"West Country Farmhouse Cheddar", which I doubt is its real name. It is aged in a cave for a few months. this is all I know from the package front. On the back is an oval emblem with UK DR001 EC.

I was interested in knowing a little more about it, as I quite enjoyed it. What's it really called and where does it come from.
 
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I'm assuming this would be a good place for a question. I've recently picked up a piece of cheese in my local grocer that comes from your side of the pond. The store called it"West Country Farmhouse Cheddar", which I doubt is its real name. It is aged in a cave for a few months. this is all I know from the package front. On the back is an oval emblem with UK DR001 EC.

I was interested in knowing a little more about it, as I quite enjoyed it. What's it really called and where does it come from.
Fairly sure this is where it's from: https://www.fordfarm.com/

Gained from googling the packing code:
 
I would suspect that if it's available there it would likely be from Saputo or Kraft. They are two of the largest producers here.

I appreciate the help and I'll be keeping an eye for this again. It had a nice flavour, but a bit pricey $9CAN for 200 grams. I bought it on sale, 50% off. It'll be a treat, not a staple.
 
west country cheese, a group of farmers, inc barbers, wyke, r calver, keens, and Longmans, marketing it under the 'west country' name, as produced in the sw.
Thanks for that piece of info. I had assumed it was something the wholesaler had made up. They have whole lines of in-house products that are re-named products from somewhere. This way if the name changes, or I go to a different store, I have a better idea of what else to look for.
 
Location
East Mids
'West Country Farmhouse Cheddar' is a PDO (protected name), so is different from bog standard cheddar that can be made anywhere.

Bit like a Melton Mowbray pork pie (protected) compared with any old pork pie. (Which is actually a PGI which is sightly different from a PDO but no need for the details for this discussion).

 

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