Red Dragon is vegetarian cow’s milk cheese made in the farmhouse manor in Wales England. Red Dragon, also known by the name Y-Fenni is a cheddar like concoction of milk, mustard seeds and Welsh brown ale. The texture is firm with little pockets reserved for bursts of mustard seed flavor. The brown ale gives the cheese moisture and a uniquely spicy flavor that mellows as it melts on your tongue.
Any one looking for something out of the ordinary from their cheese will find a soul mate in Red Dragon. It melts exceptionally well and you can use it as you would use a traditional cheddar cheese. It’s a great addition to burgers, sandwiches and casseroles; it also makes a bold and interesting macaroni and cheese. If you are including a wedge of Red Dragon in your next cheese platter, accompany it with crusty bread and some unusual choices like pineapple, celery sticks and purple onion. This arrangement is not for someone who shies away from bold flavors and goes great with a cold beer in hand.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.