(134 customer reviews)

Fiery Fred’s Crazy Cheddar

With a natural flavour strong enough to wake the dead this Cheddar is not for the faint hearted.




Fiery Fred’s Crazy Cheddar is named after our very own Fred Gould who’s late Mother ‘Mrs Gould’ started making cheese here at Batch Farm back in 1964. This Cheddar has a natural hint of onion and at 18 to 36 months mature is the most senior member of our Cheddar range. Having built up a reputation here in Somerset as ‘the strongest cheddar around’ if you love stinky cheese this is the one for you.

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200g, 400g, 800g

134 reviews for Fiery Fred’s Crazy Cheddar

  1. Andrew Frost (verified owner)

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    As website couldn’t order but was good to talk to a human who took my order and was delivered next day

  3. William Hughes (verified owner)

    Being a bit of a ‘nutter’ on cheese, when I was introduced to this, it blew my mind! Everything I would look for in a strong cheddar was right here. Perfect – and it certainly delivered the ‘punch.’ Just wonderful. Six stars!!!!!👍👍

  4. Jarrett N. (verified owner)

  5. Garry Hallett

    Have tried many so called strong cheeses, this one is definitely the one, will without a doubt be purchasing more on a regular basis.

  6. Leigh HAWKER (verified owner)

    Very strong cheese

  7. Gina Huxley (verified owner)

    Love this cheese

  8. Leslie Watkinson (verified owner)

  9. maurice gardiner (verified owner)

    fantastic quality and service as usual

  10. Jane (verified owner)

    Outstanding cheese, so much flavour. Highly recommend it

  11. graham long (verified owner)

    great tasty cheese i will tell my friends

  12. Philip Read (verified owner)

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

  14. William Clark (verified owner)

  15. robert horwood (verified owner)

    the usual tasty cheese

  16. Kelly (verified owner)

    Really happy with this.

  17. graham long (verified owner)

    great tasty cheese

  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Gift. Recipient really pleased.

  19. John Barringer (verified owner)

  20. Sue (verified owner)

    Fires up your taste buds!

  21. john s. (verified owner)

    The service was excellent. I will ordering again soon. John S.

  22. William Clark (verified owner)

    See my above comment

  23. Jeff Williams (verified owner)

    Superbly powerful sensation of a taste. Utterly peerless. Nothing else like it on the market.

  24. Barry D. (verified owner)

  25. David (verified owner)

    Fast quick delivery very happy

  26. maurice gardiner (verified owner)

  27. Chris (verified owner)

    This was too strong for even the ripest cheese lovers in my house. My dad liked it though

  28. Stephen S. (verified owner)

  29. Sue Watkins (verified owner)

  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The cheeses are always excellent. First time I’ve bought cheese online and it was very fast and easy. Long sell by dates was great – would have bought more if I’d known.

  31. robert horwood (verified owner)

    a great tasting cheese how cheese should taste

  32. John Baine (verified owner)

    Fiery Fred’s Cheddar is the best cheese I have ever tasted. We discovered it at Glastonbury and I actually sang its praises on the Cabaret stage that year. I have over 40,000 social media followers (check Attila the Stockbroker on Facebook and Twitter ) and have sent quite a few your way. For a couple of lumps a month I am happy to do loads of publicity for you 🙂

  33. Lindsay A. (verified owner)


  34. Angela Lodge (verified owner)

    Good cheddar a bit too fiery.

  35. Simon Oliver (verified owner)

  36. Mark Birtchnell (verified owner)

    amazing cheese

  37. maurice gardiner (verified owner)

    great as usual

  38. Neil (verified owner)

  39. Barbara Stratton (verified owner)

  40. Graham Duff (verified owner)

    Tasty, but the fridge is stinking! 😂

  41. Richard (verified owner)

  42. Barbara Stratton (verified owner)

  43. Mark N. (verified owner)

    Strong and flavoursome

  44. Vicki Jones (verified owner)

    it’s def stromg!!!! Not for the faint hearted

  45. Nicola M. (verified owner)

    My favourite strong cheddar

  46. Jason (verified owner)

  47. Phil (verified owner)

    Didnt try yet, but smells amazing!!

  48. maurice gardiner (verified owner)

    excellent service and quality as usual

  49. Ingrid (verified owner)

    I read that it paired really well with the cheese curds in a toasted sandwich. It really was very good. Glad I got it to try!

  50. Struan (verified owner)

    Extremely potent cheese that needs to be experienced to be believed. I never thought cheddar could be so flavorful.

  51. Katherine (verified owner)

  52. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Too strong for me

  53. Lianne Samme (verified owner)

  54. Nicholas R. (verified owner)

    I should have read the description better as there’s nothing ‘Fiery’ about this cheddar. It is a strong taste though.

  55. Jeff Williams (verified owner)

    Unique taste.

  56. Leanne S. (verified owner)

    Unique taste, worth trying . I used it in a cheese and olive bread

  57. Jim Canning (verified owner)

    This is certainly very strong in flavour and taste.

  58. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Okay, this is a bit crazy. Possibly the strongest non-blue cheese I’ve ever had. Tastes better than it smells. While interesting, not sure it would be one I’d have too often.

  59. robert horwood (verified owner)

    tastiest cheese i have eaten once again highly recommended

  60. Nick Parry (verified owner)

    Received order ok, postage wasn’t cheap though.

  61. Stephen Wortley (verified owner)

  62. Tianna (verified owner)

  63. Ben Cranham (verified owner)

  64. Steve B. (verified owner)

    The delivery man held this at arms length – so strong!

  65. Mr Martin Monk (verified owner)

    Very strong flavour, excellent

  66. maurice gardiner (verified owner)

    perfect as usual

  67. Janet Ford (verified owner)

  68. Sophia (verified owner)

  69. stuart ferris (verified owner)

  70. Michael Barnes (verified owner)

    A lovely strong cheddar, with the finish of a Blue!

  71. Robert H. (verified owner)

  72. John Baine (verified owner)

  73. Ian M Timmins (verified owner)

    This is a lovely cheese to nibble with a real kick as the name suggests. Delicious!

  74. Tracy (verified owner)

  75. C D Jones (verified owner)

  76. Maurice (verified owner)

    brilliant as usual

  77. Robert Horwood (verified owner)

    wonderful cheese tatiest i have ever eaten

  78. g butchers (verified owner)

    Super super strength. We were delighted. Was as described on the “box”. What a fantastic tasting strong cheese. Will be ordering again

  79. Glyn Parker (verified owner)

    Still the best cheddar ever !! The dairy was also very flexible by posting the cheese rather than sending by courier which saved money based on the small order that I placed

  80. Sheryn (verified owner)

    Good service and great smelly but fab cheese

  81. Maurice (verified owner)

    excellent as usual

  82. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    This one was so strong we had to double bag it! Fantastically sharp on the tongue, and mouth wateringly mature. It certainly lives up to its name.

  83. Peter (verified owner)

    I have been trying to find a good strong cheddar for years and now I have found it – brilliant.

  84. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Sharp and delicious!

  85. Julie Smith (verified owner)

    Hasn’t arrived yet

  86. Glyn Parker (verified owner)

    Couldn’t wait any longer !! Simply had to order more Fiery Fred’s Cheddar …..simply delicious 🙂

  87. Carole S. (verified owner)

    Wow – this is STRONG but extremely tasty. As you say not for the faint-hearted! I’ll definately be back for more.

  88. Maurice (verified owner)

    excellent as usual

  89. Chris Saville (verified owner)

    First cheese that I have ever been able to smell BEFORE I opened the sealed wrapper! Certainly has a bite with a hint of onion!
    Strongest cheddar I have found and I have had very very many disappointments previously! Will have to try the others next!

  90. Michael Wills

    The finest Cheddar I have ever tasted. A crusty roll, a good think slice of Fiery Fred, a thick slice of raw onion and a pint of dry cider, I’ve gone to heaven.

  91. brenda docker (verified owner)

    This bring a smile to my husband face.for are anniversary.

  92. Cheesy Pete

    So strong it curdled my socks!!!

  93. ROBERT HORWOOD (verified owner)

  94. Toby Coulson (verified owner)

  95. Maurice Gardiner (verified owner)

    beautiful cheese and excellent service

  96. Charlotte (verified owner)

    Delicious taste and brilliant customer serivce!

  97. Jamie (verified owner)

    An really tasty,and twangy cheese!.

  98. Mike Hopkin (verified owner)

    Excellent product, I believe I paid more online than I did buying direct from the farm, jus wondered why !

  99. jenny r. (verified owner)

    This absolutely is the strongest cheddar you can buy! It is such a complex flavour, an absolute gem.

  100. HELEN EVANS (verified owner)

    Poor customer service

  101. ROBERT HORWOOD (verified owner)

  102. Phil G. (verified owner)

    Strongest cheddar I’ve had. Spot on delivery and amazing taste not my first order won’t be my last well done all at GOULDS.

  103. jeff williams (verified owner)

    Gorgeous cheese

  104. Robin Foot (verified owner)

    Has not been delivered.

  105. gerald clifford (verified owner)

    Pongs a bit, needs to be well wrapped when in the fridge. But if you like strong cheddar (strongest I’ve EVER tasted) then it’s well worth it. A cheese to savour.

  106. maurice gardiner (verified owner)

    great cheese as usual

  107. John Baine (verified owner)

    The best cheese I have ever tasted in my whole life. Ever. Makes everything else taste blander than Coldplay. The dog’s bollocks! My wife thinks it’s disgusting and I have to keep it in the shed. THAT’s how good it is!

  108. Elaine Watson (verified owner)

  109. ROBERT HORWOOD (verified owner)

    wonderfull tasty cheese

  110. glyn.parker3 (verified owner)

    The best cheddar I have ever tasted ! Strong, creamy and extremely rich flavour.

  111. Darren Keirle (verified owner)

    Very unique flavour, enjoyed it.

  112. maurice gardiner (verified owner)

    still the tastiest cheddar I have found

  113. LEIGH HAWKER (verified owner)

    very firery

  114. Glyn Parker (verified owner)

    Absolutely the best cheddar I have ever tasted ….. and I have tried hundreds !

  115. Richard Crooks (verified owner)

    A fantastic cheddar! Incredibly strong, but very tasty. This is truly a cheddar to savour. Utterly delicious!

  116. ROBERT HORWOOD (verified owner)

    If you like a realy tasty, strong cheddar, then this is the one!

  117. Maurice Gardiner (verified owner)

    excellent as usual

  118. Jeffrey Williams & Mrs Williams (verified owner)

    This order has not been received as yet…..Wednesday, 30th May, 2018

  119. Kirsty Gordon (verified owner)

    amazingly stinky cheese, I could smell it before I opened the very promptly delivered parcel. Tastes so good, like no cheddar I’ve had before. Fantastic customer service. Will definitely be recommending this company to others. Thank you 🙂

  120. ROBERT HORWOOD (verified owner)

    A very tasty tasty cheese

  121. Maurice Gardiner (verified owner)

    first class as usual

  122. Lyndon Cooper (verified owner)

  123. ROBERT HORWOOD (verified owner)

    a lovely strong tasty cheddar i love it

  124. Ingrid Aldridge (verified owner)

  125. Jeff Williams (verified owner)

    One of the most distinctive and tasty cheddars that I have ever tasted.

  126. sheila williams (verified owner)

    is there any way they can br vacuum packed c

  127. Rosalyn Honeyman (verified owner)

    I love it

  128. Martin Nicholas

    Weapons-Grade Cheddar, what Pilgrims and Cathedral city vintage fail to be (as reasonable as they are) this is what A mature, hard cheese should be.

    Do not eat without a good Merlot or Pinotage even an East-Coast IPA

    Absolutely fantastic

  129. vicki luck (verified owner)

    I was introduced to Fiery Fred’s by a friend and decided to order some for myself! I was super impressed with the speed and quality of delivery, and it is amazing, I highly recommend this cheese if you love a strong cheddar.

  130. maurice gardiner (verified owner)

    tastiest cheddar available

  131. Liz Trudgeon (verified owner)

    The nicest cheddar we’ve ever had. Really mature

  132. mark taylor (verified owner)

    What an outstanding cheese. Not just strong (though it is) but with a ‘rural’ flavour character you just don’t get from supermarket cheeses. I’ll be back for more!

  133. Robert Horwood (verified owner)

    wonder full service and wonderfull cheese

  134. Michelle Bloomfield (verified owner)

    My favourite cheese, rich and full of flavour very aromatic

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