Burts Cheese Limited, Ash Farm, Ash Lane Ollerton, Cheshire WA16 8RQ

Burts Blue and Tawny Port

£35.00

Burts Blue (min 180g)
The cheese develops a mouldy coat which can vary seasonally from darker ‘green blues’ to paler ‘grey blues’.
Each cheese is pierced by hand during the ripening process to allow the growth of mild blue veins through the paste.

Tawny Port (20cl)
A chilled Tawny Port is fantastic accompaniment to any cheese board.

It’s something about the flavours of raspberry, dried blueberry, cinnamon and caramel that is wrapped up in Tawny Port that works particularly well blue cheese.
The combination of sweetness and acidity achieved through the ageing of the Port gives a balance of flavour when accompanied with cheese.

Burts Blue

Our Burt’s Blue cheese is made using pasteurised milk; the milk is inoculated with Penicillium Roqueforti (blue mould), which develops on the surface of the cheese.  The ‘mouldy coat’ of each cheese can vary seasonally from darker ‘green and blues’ to paler ‘grey and blues’ (and its all edible – incase you were wondering!)

Each cheese is then pierced by hand during the ripening process to encourage and allow the growth of mild blue veins through the paste. These blotches and punctures of blue throughout give the cheese its character and flavour.

The younger cheese is more resistance to the touch and the flavours are more piquant and upfront, as the cheese matures, the flavours become more rounded and the resistance gives ways to a much softer texture.

Tawny Port

A chilled Tawny Port is fantastic accompaniment to any cheese board, but pairs particularly well with blue cheese.

Perhaps it’s something about the flavours of raspberry, dried blueberry, cinnamon and caramel all wrapped up in Tawny Port that works so well blue cheese. This 10 year old Tawny manages to combine not only all these flavours but also a sweetness and acidity achieved through the ageing.

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