First made in 1970's, this younger cheese was first made by a cheese-maker trained in making Stilton.
The Shropshire Blue is a semi-firm blue cheese, with a flavour similar to a combination of Stilton and Cheshire. It is recognized easily by its characteristic orange colour and orange/brown rind. Full-flavoured and unpressed, this bright orange cheese has a surprisingly smooth texture. A golden, russett rind forms after each cheese is made by hand, creating a sharp, tangy cheese that stands out among its blue brethern. A peppery Pinot Noir balances out the robust flavor of this cheese lingering on the palate.
Those familiar with Stilton will notice that although similar, the Shropshire Blue is a bit sharper, softer, and creamier.