Tintern cheese

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Country of origin Wales
Region Monmouthshire
Town Abergavenny
Source of milk Cows

Tintern is a blended cow's milk Cheddar cheese, utilising Vegetarian rennet it is suitable for lacto-vegetarians. [1] As a blended cheese, it is flavoured with fresh chives and shallots, the recipe was originally developed by Abergavenny Fine Foods in the mid to late 1980s. [2]

The Abergavenny Fine Foods company sold the recipe and rights of Tintern to Croome Cuisine, effective from 31 December 2020. [3] It is now Available in 150g waxed truckles and 1.5 kg whole wheels and is still sold in its distinctive lime green wax covering. [4]

It takes its name from the village of Tintern on the River Wye, in Monmouthshire, Wales. The monks of Tintern Abbey managed a dozen or so monastic granges in the area, its agricultural hinterland. A grange (from the Latin granum meaning 'grain') was a medieval farm or small estate directly run by a Cistercian abbey with a workforce of lay brothers, or conversi. [5]

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