St. Cera is the rind-washed sister cheese to the original and award-winning St.Jude cheese. When St. Jude is one week old, the rind is carefully hand washed in a weak brine solution and kept in a high humidity room to help change the ripening environment. This colours the rind to a yellow/orange blush and enhances the flavours in the melting paste from mild to robust according to the age and breakdown of the cheese.
A warm hued bloomy rind gives way to a silky golden curd, which oozes as it matures and breaks down. Meaty, brothy, savoury and umami notes combined with a salty sweetness. An edible blue mould sometimes forms and is typical of this cheese.
Ingredients: Raw cow’s milk, salt, rennet and starter cultures