Sweet, mild and super soft or intense and powerful – there is a blue cheese for every palate. The younger blue cheeses, such as Gorgonzola Dolce, are sweet and creamy with low-key sharp and spicy flavours in their blue veins. Other mellow blue cheeses, such as Stilton, may be fruity and buttery with satisfying salty and earthy flavours. For our serious blue cheese fans, looking for pungent tastes, we offer full-flavoured blue cheeses. These provide piquant bites and tangy, long finishes.
Is there anything finer than blue cheese with port? This classic combination has been enjoyed since the 18th century but, for us, still can’t be beaten.
No need to feel blue with this selection! A trio of mouth-watering blue cheeses spanning a superb range of textures and strength. With scoopable Gorgonzola Dolce, creamy and indulgent from Lomabardia in northern Italy, and crumbly Stilton-style Sparkenhoe Blue made in Leicestershire, this selection culminates in a peppery punch with the iconic French sheep's milk cheese, Roquefort. This trio is a fantastic opportunity to indulge a love of blue cheese and explore the beauty of Penicillin mould with three incredible raw milk cheeses so different in appearance and taste. We've added a box of rustic oatcakes with a hint of sweetness to perfectly complement these savoury cheeses.
For a decadent after-dinner experience add a specially selected semi-sweet wine. Beacon Down Riesling is a unique English wine from East Sussex. Bright in the glass with flavours of peach, mango and honey we think it has just the right level of sweetness to pair with these beautiful blue cheeses. Read more
Visitors to our shops love the magnificent Gorgonzola Dolce wheels, made by Carozzi in Valassina, Lombardy in Italy. Weighing around 10 kg each, our Gorgonzola Dolce is so soft and silky that we simply scoop it out of its rind shell. Its pale ivory paste is sublimely sweet and creamy while its blue veins deliver rich, salty flavours with mushroom notes. One of our mildest blue cheeses, it is aged for between two and three months. Read more
Picos de Europa, also known as Queso de Valdeon, is a semi-soft blue-veined cheese with PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status from the province of Leon in northern Spain. This unique cheese, made from a blend of pasteurised cow’s and goat’s milk, is wrapped in maple and chestnut leaves after being matured for around six weeks. Similar in strength and saltiness to French Roquefort, we love its caramelised aroma and intense piquant flavour. Read more