Cashel Blue

Cashel Blue

An easy-eating blue cheese with a pleasantly buttery texture and a balanced amount of blue veining which adds a lift to the rich, full-flavoured paste.

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Regular price £11.95
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For orders under £39.50, standard delivery is £8.00.

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Choose your preferred delivery date at checkout. As we use third party couriers (typically DPD) we cannot guarantee the arrival day of your order but we will do our best to ensure that it arrives as close as possible to your chosen date. To be sure it arrives in time, we recommend choosing a date a couple of days ahead of when you would like to eat your cheese. 

milk type
Cow

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Vegetarian Coagulant

milk treatment
Pasteurised

location
Fethard, Tipperary

milk source
Bought-in; Own herd

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milk type
Cow

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Vegetarian Coagulant

milk treatment
Pasteurised

location
Fethard, Tipperary

milk source
Bought-in; Own herd

season
All year

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Cashel Blue cheeses are matured on their sides on rollers. They are turned by rotating the rollers.

Background

When Tipperary farmers Louis and Jane Grubb created Cashel Blue in the 1980s, there were very few soft blue cheeses being made on the British Isles and no blue cheese at all being made in Ireland. ...

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When Tipperary farmers Louis and Jane Grubb created Cashel Blue in the 1980s, there were very few soft blue cheeses being made on the British Isles and no blue cheese at all being made in Ireland. So, in their embrace of blue mould, the Grubbs metaphorically broke the mould. Theirs remains very much a family operation: Cashel Blue is made in a purpose-built dairy designed by Louis's brother Brian, and the couple's daughter Sarah and son-in-law Sergio now oversee the business. All of the milk used to make this richly creamy cheese (which is named after a nearby landmark, the Rock of Cashel) comes from within a 25km radius of the farm, including the Grubbs' own herd of pedigree Friesians.

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Accompaniments

Damson Paste - 200g Slice
£7.40

Quince Paste - 200g Slice
£13.40

Serving Suggestions

Halve fresh figs and roast in the oven. Top the hot figs with crumbled Cashel Blue.

FAQs

As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend roughly between 100 and 150 grams per person for after dinner, and a bit more if cheese is the focus of the meal. If you are buying cheese to serve over a couple of days or as part of a buffet, it is advisable to buy a few larger pieces. This will both look better and keep better than many small bits. To help visualise weights, a good tip is to consider that a regular supermarket pat of butter weighs between 200 and 250 grams. If you are at all unsure please give us a call for some advice.

The best option is to keep your cheese wrapped in its paper within a box in the fridge. This will prevent the cheese from drying out and absorbing other flavours. Your cheese will arrive wrapped in waxed cheese paper, which achieves the best possible balance between maintaining humidity around the cheese and allowing it to breathe. We are happy to provide some free extra cheese paper, just search for "cheese paper" and add it to your basket. We don't recommend cling film or foil as it can cause the cheese to sweat which will negatively affect the flavour.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
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Tim Philp
Cashel Blue

One of our favourite softer blue cheeses since we first bought some from you some years ago. The present example was as delicious as always, so much so that our guests, who didn’t know it, took the rest of it home with them depriving us of the pleasure of finishing it!

Hi Tim,
We appreciate your reviews! Many thanks again for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Happy to hear that Cashel Blue was once again enjoyed and was a success with your guests.
Kind regards,
NYD

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Don McInnes

I thought I would buy Cashel Blue this time as opposed to my favourite Stilton just for a change. It is a very nice blue cheese softer and creamier than stilton with a distinctive really quite pleasant flavour.

Hi Don,
Many thanks for your review! We appreciate it and would love to hear any further feedback you may have for us.
All the best,
NYD

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Yvonne McCabe
Cashel Blue

My favourite blue cheese

Hi Yvonne,
Many thanks for sharing your feedback with us! It's much appreciated.
Kind regards,
NYD

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Christopher Cook
Tender and Tough

It’s been a while since we chose Cashel Blue abd I had forgotten how it beguiling it is before it snaps at your palate. It made an unlikely alliance with a bottle of vintage Banyuls. And the corner that was left added lustre to a cheese sauce for a Cauliflower. The guests who enjoyed it pronounced themselves happier than Larry and as content as sandboys. There is a suspicion in the house that one of them crept down in the night for a larder snack!

Hi Christopher,
Many thanks for sharing your feedback with us! It's much appreciated.
Kind regards,
NYD

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Barbara Tough
Wonderful all-rounder

Lovely creamy blue. Wonderful just on a baguette but good in any recipe requiring blue cheese.