Pextenement Cheeses
Cheesemaking Knowledge
accumulated slowly over the centuries.

Initially, only one or two types were made in a particular area.  The character dependant on the local conditions (eg. bacteria present, climate, type of animal, and storage conditions).


Like bread dough or fermenting wine, cheese is a living thing - The bacteria that feed on the cheese produce enzymes that develop flavour, texture and aroma over time.

Pextenement Cheeses...
made in Todmorden using certified organic milk.

Supplied solely by Pextenement Farm, the milk is in the cheese vat within minutes of being milked. The Pextenement Farm herd is unique, comprising a number of different breeds of cows, creating a unique blend of milk.  Combine the milk with the local climate and the Todmorden cheeses are born......

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Pexommier is our version of the traditional French Coulommier cheese.  Pexommier is available in the shops after two weeks of maturing, a further four weeks of afinage results in a ripened,  runny, full flavoured camembert style cheese, served at room temperature. Buy 3x9cm individual pieces online now (minimum 156g each), at a special price of £8.00 + p&p.



Pike's Delight
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Pike's Delight is a mild traditionally mould ripened cheddar, currently sold after 3 months of maturing.  As stocks grow over the coming months, we will begin to sell a more mature version at 6-9 months old.  Although this is a young cheese, it has a wonderfully smooth creamy taste with a pleasantly soft texture. 


East Lee Soft Cheese
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East Lee Soft Cheese is a unique soft, mild, fresh individual cheese with a tangy aftertaste.  It is available for sale two days after the cows have supplied the milk so it is always fresh.  East Lee Soft is loosely based on the old English Coulommiers cheese to create a fresh, soft, possibly spreadable cheese which is not mold-ripened.   All East Lee Soft cheeses are labelled with the 'Born on' date so you can see exactly when your cheese was made. 

East Lee Soft Cheese with a Hint of Garlic
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Old English fresh coulommiers were often produced infused or coated with a variety of herbs.  East Lee Soft Cheese with a hint of Garlic hopes to revive this tradition.  During the draining process, the cheeses are delicately infused with garlic to give the cheese it's distinctive taste.

Pexo Blanco
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Pexo Blanco is our answer to the various types of cheese used in cooking, such as Haloumi and Paneer.  It is a fresh semi-hard cheese that is completely indestructible when cooked.  It marinades well and takes the flavour of whatever you cook with it.  Ideal for vegetarian cooking.  Contact for further details.