Shropshire Blue cheese was originally invented and produced in Scotland, but is now made by some of the Stilton cheese producers. Indeed, it is made in exactly the same way as Stilton except that annatto is added to the milk with the starter culture and the mold. This British gourmet cheese has nothing to do with Shropshire.
Shropshire Blue cheese comes in drums with a rough brown rind. The paste is bright orange in color with vivid blue veining. The texture is firm and creamy, but also slightly crumbly. The flavor is sharper than Stilton and quite distinctive. There is a definite sour or wine-like tang with oranges and lemons but the Shropshire Blue aftertaste is sweet.
This fine gourmet cheese looks really dramatic on a cheese board or on a gourmet buffet but it is also excellent served on its own. Try some of our fine Shropshire Blue today