The Iron Horse Cheddar is styled after a Scottish Dunlop aged cheese. This type of cheese was originally invented in around the 17th century on the Dunlop farm in East Ayrshire, Scotland. It had a rocky history in its early years of production with not many wanting this unique cheese that went against traditional cheese making methods of the time and location, nearly branding it as witchcraft. Soon it was widely accepted as something called "Sweet Milk Cheese", where it presented mild to medium flavors with a slight salty tang.
Glengarry Fine Cheese has taken this historical recipe and put their own skills and twists on it to produce a wonderfully sharp, savory and slightly sweet-noted cheese. They have used a cheese bandaging method, where the cheese is wrapped in a cheese cloth or cotton cloth and left to age naturally.
The folks at Glengarry Fine Cheese have gone the extra mile and aged this cheese in a cave for 12 plus months, to enhance the sharpness, giving it a stronger taste.