Sparkenhoe Shropshire Blue

Dense but crumbly, and mellow but savoury.

Britain’s only raw milk Shropshire Blue, inspired by Stilton but more akin to Cheshire in texture. Made by Will Clarke, son of David and Jo Clarke, celebrated makers of Sparkenhoe Red Leicester.

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Jo and David Clarke have built an enviable reputation for making the only raw milk, clothbound, farmhouse Red Leicester in the UK.  Now their son, Will, has returned to the family farm to take up the challenge of making the UK’s only raw milk Shropshire Blue. Will makes this to the same recipe as his Sparkenhoe Blue, but adds annatto to the milk, just as they do for their Sparkenhoe Red Leicester. This gives the cheese its glorious colour. The paste ranges from a blush, peach tone to a deeper hue next to the blue veins, as the curd begins to break down. The taste is buttery and mellow with a gentle spice to finish.

*A whole Sparkenhoe Shropshire Blue weighs approximately 8kg. Smaller weights are a cut of a whole cheese. 

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Country of Origin British Isles
Milk Variety Cows'
Style of Cheese Blue
Vegetarian No
Organic? No
Suitable For Pregnant Women? No

Raw Cows' Milk 95.00%, Rennet, Salt, Starter Culture, Mould Culture, Annatto

Nutritional Info (per 100g)

Energy 1708KJ , 412Kal |Fat (g) 36 Of Which Saturated (g) 23.7 | Carbohydrate (g) 2.5 Of Which Sugars (g) 0.1 | Protein (g) 22.8 | Salt  (g) 2.1

Allergen Advice For allergens see ingredients in bold.

Keep refrigerated below 8°. For pieces that are 500g or larger, please eat within 14 days of receipt. For pieces smaller than 500g, please eat within 10 days of receipt.

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