Flagship appears to be true to its namesake – the flagship of the Beechers factory – but they also sell a variety of other styles sourced from their own factory as well as others in California, USA and Europe. Flagship is essentially a Cheddar style, but has slightly fruity and nutty notes, and is less sharp than we were expecting from a 12 month old Cheddar. We learnt afterwards that they use thermophilic cultures for this cheese – or as they put it “we use cultures from Emmental and Gruyere”.
|Beechers location and view across Puget Sound|
|Flagship Reserve maturing|
|Mac'n'cheese with the raw ingredient being made in the background|