Keen's Cheddar

oil on wood, 16x16"

Keen's Cheddar cheese portrait by Mike Geno

This incredible traditional noble cheddar is one of the best in the world. I was glad to have been commissioned with the freedom to choose it as the subject.
Cheddar was not protected like some other cheese royalty, like Roquefort, Parmigiano Reggiano, Asiago Allevo, Manchego, etc and therefore its name has been abused. Keen's is among a select few that maintain a traditional standard.
Cheddar has been produced at Moorhayes farm near Wincanton in Somerset, England since 1898 when the Keen family family first moved there. Today the farm is still in the family.


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