This hard cheese has been referred to as a mixture between a farmhouse Cheddar and Swiss mountain cheese. Matured for 15 – 20 months, the smooth yellow interior has a full, lively complex flavour, a rich, long lasting flavour with sweet, nutty notes and a sharp tang that sometimes tastes a bit like pineapples. The texture is smooth, close, dense and creamy and guarantees a full-on taste experience. Lincolnshire poacher was supreme champion at the British Cheese Awards in 1996 and best British cheese at the World Cheese Awards in 2001/2. Lincolnshire Poacher was awarded the Super Gold Award at the World Cheese Awards 2016.The prestigious ceremony was held in San Sebastian, Spain. A total of 266 judges from across the globe gathered to taste more than 3,000 cheeses. Lincolnshire Poacher cheese won the highest accolade making it one of the best 60 cheeses in the entire world!