Not everyone likes blue-veined cheese, probably because it has a strong flavor. Personally, I love it, although my favorite is a creamy Dolcelatte made in Italy. I’ve noticed that the Italians keep the best of their dairy produce for themselves. So you haven’t tasted the best Italian cheeses unless you’ve been to Italy.
Let’s consider British blue cheeses though, after all, they are what this article is about.
The most well-known blue cheese in Britain is stilton and of course, there is a white stilton cheese too. Stilton cheeses have a Certification Trade Mark and they can only be made in the English counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire. It has never been produced in the town of Stilton, which is in Cambridgeshire. The best blue stilton should be crumbly, not hard.
Other famous British blue cheeses are Wensleydale, Shropshire blue, and Cheshire blue. However, there are many more that are produced all over the UK. They can be made from cows milk, ewe’s milk or goats milk. Dovedale is made with cow’s milk, while Harbourne blue is made with goat’s milk. One of the cheeses made from ewe’s milk is the Scottish cheese,