Bonchester is a well-flavored soft gourmet cheese from the Scottish border in Bonchester Bridge in Roxburghshire and is one of the few British cheeses to qualify for the European Union designation of protected origin (P.D.O.).
It is made in a small, round, shallow disc with a white rind which develops a few freckles.
The cheese is made of Jersey milk and can be compared to Camembert, with the following differences: ticker in texture, a buttery taste with a pronounced flowery flavor.
The Bonchester resembles Coulommiers in its production; it is molded into a thicker shape and could ripen unevenly, resulting in becoming runny beneath the rind.
Experts call Bonchester a gourmet cheese; one of British finest.