This mature and mellow blue cheese from central UK is somewhat distinct from other blues, with a firmer, more crumbly texture. A great introduction to blue cheeses, as the blue flavour isn't too overpowering and the cheese itself tastes similar to a mature cheddar, a little salty and rich in flavour. The perfect Blue Shropshire will be a rich orange in colour with distinctive blue veining and a golden crust.
Country of origin: England
Region, town: Melton Mowbray
Source of milk: Cow's milk
Texture: Firmer, crumbly
Flavour: Sharp, rich, blue - not overpowering
Aging time: 12-24 weeks
Serving suggestion: A great addition to a salad or pasta, or on a cheeseboard.
Wine Pairing: It is best accompanied by a good English brown Ale or, as with Stilton, by a rich fortified wine.