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Shropshire Blue

A creamy, savoury pasteurised cow's milk cheese with a slight yeasty bite from the blue veining.

Made with pasteurised cow's milk and animal rennet.

Only available via Wholesale and Export.


Shropshire Blue is made by Billy Kevan and his team in Nottinghamshire. Shropshire Blue was invented by a Cheshire cheese grader called Dennis Biggins in the 1930s.

Location: Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire

Our work with this cheese

We visit Billy Kevan many times a year. He makes a special recipe of Shropshire Blue for us. Effectively it is Stilton with annatto colouring to make it orange. The annatto has a very mildly spicy flavour and is considered to soften the texture a little but its effects on the flavour are not very strong. The Neal's Yard Dairy Shropshire Blue uses animal rennet and is pierced only a few times resulting in more complex flavours and less intense blueing than in Shropshire Blue from other dairies.


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