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Shropshire Blue

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 2 reviews
Age:  10-12 weeks
Milk:  Cow's
Pasteurised:  Yes
Region:  Nottinghamshire
Vegetarian:  Yes
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For a flash of colour on your Christmas Cheese board, look no further than the stunning Shropshire Blue. Despite its name, Shropshire Blue is not made in Shropshire at all and is generally made in either Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire or Leicestershire. It is a pasteurised cow’s milk blue cheese with a semi-firm texture which is described as being a bit more mellow than a Stilton and edging towards qualities of a Cheshire! Over the course of maturation, this cheese develops a natural orange-brown rind and has a tangy aroma. The flavour is strong and sharp, with a metallic edge coming through from the starter cultures used.

 

Delivery is not only free, and not only at a set day of your choosing, but also comes in a climate control box (the only in the industry) that comes with a 48 hour freshness guarantee.

If that wasn't enough, we also add an insert that will talk you through the info on the cheeses, tasting notes and a scorecard to help you make the very most of your cheesegeek delivery!

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Meet the Maker

The Skailes family have been masterfully making cheese for 160 years! Using the milk of 9 Nottinghamshire farms, they produce a host of beautiful blues. The star of the show is their Stilton (1 of only 6 in the UK) which is made with a revived, hand ladled method.

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