Dorset farmers have created their own cheesy version of Premier Cru – the aptly named Premier Moo Cheddar.

The cheese is made using milk from cows fed on the first cut of grass in spring, according to Metro.

The process is similar to that used in making Premier Cru Champagne, which is produced from the first harvest of grapes.

“In my experience, cheese made from milk from spring is a lot tastier,” said Mike Pullin of Ford Farms.  

The cheese is a dark yellow colour, caused by high amounts of carotene in the first crop of grass. Ford Farms has produced 20 tonnes of the cheese for this year but hopes to ramp up production to 100 tonnes for next year.

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Focus On Cheese (5 December 2009)