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.
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
15% off your first purchase at Slate online
Sign up for our email newsletter to receive cheese-related news, tasting notes, details of the cheeses we're loving & special offers plus an exclusive discount code as a little thank you for joining.