A wedge of unpasteurised West Country Cheddar cheese, made in Somerset (with Protected Designation of Origin.)
A wedge of unpasteurised West Country Cheddar cheese, made in Somerset (with Protected Designation of Origin.)

This is a list of cheeses from the United Kingdom. The British Cheese Board (now part of Dairy UK) states that "there are over 700 named British cheeses produced in the UK."[1][better source needed] British cheese has become an important export.[2]

Blue cheeses

Blue cheese is a general classification of cow's milk, sheep's milk, or goat's milk cheeses that have had cultures of the mould Penicillium added so that the final product is spotted or veined throughout with blue, blue-grey or blue-green mould, and carries a distinct savour, either from the mould or various specially cultivated bacteria.

Dorset Blue Vinney
Shropshire Blue
Blue Stilton
Stichelton

Hard cheeses

Granular cheese, or hard cheese, refers to a wide variety of cheeses produced by repeatedly stirring and draining a mixture of curd and whey. Some hard cheeses are aged for years.

Caerphilly cheese
Swaledale cheese

Semi-hard cheeses

Cheeses that are classified as semi-hard to hard include Cheddar. Cheddar is one of a family of semi-hard or hard cheeses (including Cheshire and Gloucester), whose curd is cut, gently heated, piled, and stirred before being pressed into forms.

Cornish Yarg prepared with wild garlic
Cornish Yarg prepared with wild garlic
Sage Derby

Soft and semi-soft cheeses

Semi-soft cheeses have a high moisture content and tend to be blander in flavour compared to harder cheeses.

Stinking Bishop
Tintern cheese
White Stilton cheese, prepared with blueberries
White Stilton cheese, prepared with blueberries

Other

A selection of local cheeses on display at the 2003 Mid-Somerset Show, an agricultural show held annually in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
A selection of local cheeses on display at the 2003 Mid-Somerset Show, an agricultural show held annually in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
Huntsman cheese
Huntsman cheese

See also

References

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  2. ^ McGuigan, Patrick (30 April 2015). "How British cheese took over the world (even the French love it)". The Telegraph.
  3. ^ Harbutt 2009, pp. 170–222.
  4. ^ Ridgway 2002, p. 57.
  5. ^ Caldwell 2012, p. 218.
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  7. ^ Harbutt 2009, p. 207.
  8. ^ Buxton Blue
  9. ^ Jenkins 1996, p. 334.
  10. ^ Linford 2008, p. 197.
  11. ^ British Cheese Board – British Protected Name Cheeses
  12. ^ "Harbourne Blue". Cheese.com. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Matthew Fort's Christmas cheeseboard". Guardian. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  14. ^ Linford 2008, p. 201.
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  16. ^ Southall 1990, p. 260.
  17. ^ Harbutt 2009, p. 160.
  18. ^ a b "Virtual Cheese Awards 2020: Results". Virtual Cheese Awards. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
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  20. ^ Beeton 2011, p. 175.
  21. ^ Smale, Will (21 August 2006). "Separating the curds from the whey". BBC Radio 4 Open Country. Retrieved 7 August 2007.
  22. ^ MacIntosh 1894, p. 265.
  23. ^ Jenkins 1996, p. 349.
  24. ^ Lincolnshire Poacher - Cheese.com
  25. ^ "EU Protected Food Names Scheme — UK registered names, National application No: 00613A — Swaledale Cheese". Defra, UK — Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. 21 July 2003. Archived from the original on 23 December 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  26. ^ "EU Protected Food Names Scheme — UK registered names, National application No: 01313 — Teviotdale Cheese". Defra, UK — Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. 21 July 2003. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  27. ^ Wilson 2012, p. 178.
  28. ^ Barham & Sylvander 2011, pp. 190–193.
  29. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  30. ^ Parlick Fell at the British Cheese Board
  31. ^ "Cheese List". Linthwaite House. 19 June 2009. Archived from the original on 23 September 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  32. ^ "Waterloo". elegusto. Archived from the original on 10 September 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  33. ^ Muna Gil, Nadia (17 January 2006). "Anne & Andy Wigmore". Cheesaholics. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  34. ^ Linford 2008, p. 73.
  35. ^ Musschoot 2006, p. 171.
  36. ^ Board of Agriculture 1812, p. RA-1, 78.
  37. ^ Fox et al. 2004, p. 547.
  38. ^ Ridgway 2002, p. 86.
  39. ^ Rose 2008, p. 256.
  40. ^ Linford 2008, p. 49.
  41. ^ Harbutt 2009, p. 182.
  42. ^ Linford 2008, p. 53.
  43. ^ Harbutt 2009, p. 183.
  44. ^ "Grimbister Cheese".
  45. ^ DK Eyewitness 2011, p. 23.
  46. ^ John Brown Contract Publishing, 2004 & 82.
  47. ^ "Huntsman cheese". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 1 February 1995. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  48. ^ Miller & Skinner 2012, p. 144.
  49. ^ Linford 2008, p. 96.
  50. ^ Royal Commission on Agriculture 1895, p. C.-7915.
  51. ^ Harbutt 2009, p. 206.
  52. ^ Linford 2008, p. 180.

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