If you have any questions regarding Cathedral City® Cheddar Cheese, many of the answers can be found below.
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All of Cathedral City® Cheddar Cheeses are made at the award-winning creamery in Davidstow, Cornwall, in the South West of England
Cathedral City® Cheddar Cheeses are made with 100% British milk - to which we add starter culture, microbial enzyme and salt.
All the milk used to make Cathedral City® Cheddar Cheese comes from around 330 dedicated farms in the South West of England.
Yes, it is made with pasteurized milk.
You might find your cheese has a coating of white crystals on it. You’ll be more likely to find this on our Extra Mature and Vintage cheddars. These crystals are called Calcium Lactate and are a natural part of the cheese-making process. These naturally occurring crystals make our cheese even more flavoursome and crunchy!
We are pleased to report that nuts (including peanuts) are not permitted within the processing areas of our production facility. Despite having a nut-free zone site, please read the labels when buying any products.
All the ingredients used to make Cathedral City® Cheddar Cheese are gluten free which means it is naturally gluten free like all other unflavoured cheese.
The plastic film we currently use to wrap our cheese is made up of a number of different layers. This reduces the risk of contamination before opening, has a good best before date and stays fresher for longer, thereby helping to reduce food waste. Because of these layers, the packaging is not currently recyclable.
However, reducing our impact on the environment is one of our key priorities as a business and we are actively working to reduce the amount of packaging we use and to increase the proportion of recyclable packaging of our products. We are on a mission to make all our Cathedral City® Cheddar Cheese packaging recyclable by 2022.
A Royal Warrant is a mark of recognition for those who supply goods or services to the Household of either Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh or His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Our Royal Warrant, held by Dairy Crest Limited, trading as Saputo Dairy UK, is for the supply of dairy products, including Cathedral City, to the Household of Her Majesty The Queen. To apply for a Royal Warrant, supply must be on-going and have been maintained for at least the preceding five years. Amongst other things, applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate environmental sustainability policy and action plan.