For over 400 years, the Quicke family has farmed their land in the village of Newton St. Cyres in mid-Devon (170 miles southwest of London in England's West country). Their cheddars are made from milk from their herd of 300 dairy cows, and each one is made by one of nine skilled cheese makers on their farm. Quicke's Cheeses have an intensity on first taste, which transforms into a full-mouthed long flavor with nutty, grassy hints and a firm, craggy texture. This mature cheese is then smoked, using oak chips from the trees on their farm. The smoking process adds a new level of flavor to this pasteurized cheddar, and gives an attractive deep red color to the cheese.