Shropshire Blue is a blue cheese made from pasteurised cows’ milk and uses vegetable rennet. It has been described as a cross between Stilton and Cheshire. The orange colour comes from the addition of annatto, a natural food colouring.
Shropshire Blue is a cow’s milk cheese made in the United Kingdom. The cheese is marketed as ‘Shropshire Blue’, a name chosen to therefore help increase its popularity. Since 2010, it has been made by the Shropshire Cheese Company, a Shropshire Dairy Farm on the Welsh Border. Made in a similar way to Stilton, it is a soft cheese with a sharp, strong flavour and a slightly tangy aroma. However it is slightly sour but sharper than Stilton and generally creamier.
In a period of 10-12 weeks, it forms an orange-brown, natural rind and smooth texture. With a sharp, strong flavour and a bit tangy aroma, it is a vegetarian’s cheese having a fat content of 48%. In addition therefore, it can be paired with Port Noir and Riesling. In conclusion this celebrated cheese has won many medals including silver at the 2014 World Cheese Awards.
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