Berkswell has a natural rind that is slightly chewy and rusty brown-red in colour. The texture is firm and dense and slightly granular with an interior paste the colour of pale butter. Flavours are concentrated, sweet and very complex, with tremendous length and finish. There are often notes of pineapple and caramel overlaid with a balanced tang.
Hard sheep’s cheeses such as Berkswell are some of the most flattering cheese pairings for a good red wine, especially mature Spanish reds.