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Cashel Blue


One of Ireland's best-loved blue cheese, Cashel Blue is made from cows milk and delivers a luscious buttery texture with green/blue veins.

Origin: County Tipperary, Ireland

Milk: Cow

Rennet Type: Non-animal rennet

Style: Blue

Size & Shape: 1.5kg wheels

Classification: Farmhouse     

Approximate Age: 2-3 months

Goes well with: Sauternes, Pennyweight Gold or other  fortified wines

Similar cheeses: Crozier Blue, Stilton

Printable Cheese Note

Cashel Blue is one of Ireland's best loved cheeses and has a rich and voluptuous creamy texture. The cheese is golden yellow and well marbled with vibrant green-blue mould. The flavour offers the perfect balance of creamy cheese and spicy blue, balanced with a salty tang.

A little history about Cashel Blue

The Grubb family has lived in Ireland since the 17th century, when they fled England for religious reasons. Ever since, they have been millers and butter makers on their farm at Beechmount, near the dramatic limestone outcrop known as the Rock of Cashel. Cashel Blue was created by husband and wife Louis and Jane Grubb in the 1980’s. The idea came about after Jane – a chef – saw a gap in the market for a great Irish blue cheese. The cheese is made in a one-hundred- year-old copper vat. They use only milk from their own herd of pedigree British Friesian cows. In 2003, their daughter Sarah returned to the business with her husband Sergio after working in the wine business.