Cashel Blue

Creamy. Dense. Moderate.

Regular price £6.80
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Pairs well with beer or cider Contains cow's milk Pairs well with fortified wines PPasteurised Pairs well with red wine Suitable for vegetarians Pairs well with whisky

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originIreland, Co. Tipperary
style textureMild densely creamy blue
milkCow
milk treatmentPasteurised
rennetVegetarian
drinkBeer, light red wine

 

About the Cheese

Cashel Blue is a wonderful creamy artisan blue cheese with a mellow nature, first created by Louis and Jane Grubb and now made by their daughter Sarah and her team.

This distinctive full-fat blue cheese is crafted from the rich milk of their pedigree Friesian cows. It has a lusciously creamy texture and is well marbled with blue moulds, giving the cheese a nutty, slightly sweet, and slightly earthy taste.

Matured in the coolest part of the cellar with high humidity, it develops an almost melting consistency that is absolutely to die for. Characterful but not strong, Cashel Blue matures beautifully, reaching a pleasant, firm, and creamy-edged texture with a mouth-watering tanginess at 6 to 10 weeks.

By 3 months, it breaks down to a richer, fuller, yet not strong flavour, becoming increasingly creamy and balanced as it ages up to 6 months, with a gentle touch of spice emerging.

 

About the Cheesemaker: Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers

Cashel Blue is produced at Beechmount Farm, home of Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers, established in 1984 by Jane and Louis Grubb.

Located near the historic Rock of Cashel in Tipperary, Ireland, the farm has a rich heritage dating back to the 19th century with the Grubb family, a Quaker family with a history of successful milling in Tipperary and Waterford.

The modern cheesemaking chapter began when Jane started experimenting with cheese-making in 1980, eventually creating Cashel Blue, Ireland’s first blue cheese.

Today, the farm is run by their daughter Sarah and her husband Sergio Furno, who have expanded the operations and reputation of Cashel Blue, employing local workers and maintaining a commitment to traditional methods and high-quality production. The farm’s purpose-built dairy, opened in 2011, ensures the continuation of the Grubb family’s cheesemaking legacy for future generations.

This cheese is featured in our World Selection

 

1% of every sale will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation via Work for Good

Due to small-scale production and logistical delays certain cheeses and condiments may be unavailable. We'll substitute them with similar products as needed. You can specify if you are happy with substitutions on the Cart page.

DELIVERY

The delivery charge is worked out based on the postcode.

SCOTLAND

EH39-EH42 postcodes (Haddington, Gifford, Dunbar, North Berwick, East Linton, other areas within 5 mile radius of the shop): Orders over £40 - free delivery.

Other EH and FK1-16 post codes (East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife) : Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ delivery is £4.50.

Central Scotland: Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ £5.50;

Northern Scotland and Highlands: £5.50 (2-5 day service). Please note, we recommend selecting Wednesday as your delivery day to allow enough time for the order to be delivered before the weekend (when courier depots are closed)

REST OF BRITAIN

England & Wales: Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ £5.50.

London: Order over £50 ‐ free delivery; order under £50 ‐ £7.50.

Northern Ireland and Islands (Isle of Man, Scilly, Skye, Wight, Jersey, Guernsey): we currently do not ship to.

Most of the UK mainland gets a next day delivery service. However, certain areas of the UK get a longer service. Our shipping boxes are designed to be safe in transit for up to 48 hours (longer during the cold months). 

When placing an order, please make sure to provide:

  • an alternative delivery instruction, in case you’re not in to receive the order (such as “leave on porch, leave in a shed, leave with neighbour”)
  • complete post code and mobile number (will be used for courier notifications)

SHIPPING INFORMATION

Our checkout system allows you to pick a date in the future to receive your delivery.

Our courier partners are APC Overnight. 

Once your order is shipped you will receive tracking details. Because all orders are shipped via a third-party, you would need to contact the courier directly if you have any questions about your parcel. Their email address is depot175@apc-overnight.com 

If you are buying cheeses for a special occasion, please allow an extra day or two for your cheeses to arrive, in case of unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances.

During December and other peak periods, we may require additional days to process and deliver your order.

PACKAGING

We take great care in packaging and delivering your order.

  • Cheeses are wrapped in specialist cheese paper that will allow them to breathe and not suffocate.
  • Cheeses and condiments are then packaged in a cardboard box (reusable and recyclable) with an insulated foil pouch and ice packs to ensure the correct temperature is maintained for up to 48 hours (longer during the cold months).

GIFT MESSAGES

A personalised gift note can be included with all of our products at no extra charge.

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