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Cheese - Cornish Blue

£5.56

Price per kg: £27.80

Cornish Blue Cheese is a truly artisan handmade cheese, and one which is designed to be eaten young. Its flavour is mild and creamy with a dense texture and buttery richness, and it has a gentle sweetness instead of the ‘salty tang’ common of other traditional blue cheeses such as Stilton. These qualities have not gone unnoticed as Cornish Blue beat 2632 competitors to become Supreme Champion at the 2010 World Cheese Awards, with The Independent headlining its article with “THE BRITISH CHEESE THAT LEFT THE FRENCH FEELING BLUE”.

Please Note: Our skilled Deli staff will endeavour to fulfil your order as close to your chosen weight as possible. The final weight may vary a little from that, but you will always receive your selected weight as a minimum.

Ingredients

Contains pasturised cow's Milk.

For allergens see ingredients in bold.

Nutritional Information

Typical values per 100g:
Energy 1730kj, 417kcal
Fat 34.4g
of which saturates 20.54g
Carbohydrates 1.0g
of which sugars 0.1g
Protein 25.3g
Salt 2.35g

The Story

Cornish Blue is made by Philip and Carol Stansfield using milk from the family’s farm at Upton Cross on the southeastern fringes of Bodmin Moor where they have farmed since 1994. Cornish Blue was born out of adversity. The milk price in the mid-1990s reached over 26p/litre, but by May 2000 this had dropped by some 40% to under 15p/litre, leaving many dairy farmers, the Stansfields included, struggling to survive. Not wishing to sell their dairy heard, they researched cheesemaking as potential alternative source of income and, to cut a long and inspiring story short, in 2001 their Cornish Blue cheese hit the market. The timing turned out to be perfect, filling a gap in the market for a softer, mild blue cheese and changing their lives in the process.

Since then, demand for Cornish Blue has gone from strength to strength and the awards have continued to mount up.

Awards

Best Blue Cheese at the Cheshire Show 2017
Nantwich International Cheese Show 2017 (2 Gold Awards)
People’s Choice award winners at the Great British Cheese Awards 2016
World Cheese Awards Super Gold 2015
Taste of the West Cheese Champion 2015
Great Taste Awards Gold 2015
Taste of the West Gold 2015
Great Taste Awards Gold 2014
Taste of the West Gold 2014
World Cheese Awards Best Blue Cheese 2012 – Silver Award
World Cheese Awards Best British Cheese 2011
World Cheese Awards Champion Cheese 2010
Royal Bath & West Supreme Champion Cheese 2010
Royal Bath & West Reserve 2008
Best Blue & Best English Cheese 2007
Taste of the West Champion Product 2007
Taste of the West Gold Award 2014
Royal Bath and West Best Soft Cheese Award 2006
Rick Stein’s Food Heroes Award