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Shropshire Blue Cheese is a soft textured, mellow cheese produced using pasteurised cow's milk and a vegetable rennet, making it suitable for vegetarians. The cheese is matured for around 12 weeks (though this can be extended for a further 12 weeks leading to a creamier, fuller cheese) and has a 48% fat content.

The cheese has a vividly contrasting colour, between the blue veins and the clear orange of the curd, produced by the addition of the natural food colouring, annatto.

Despite the name, the cheese was actually originally made by Andy Williamson, a trained blue cheese maker, at the Castle Stuart dairy in Inverness, Scotland in the 1970's. The cheese trialed the names "Inverness-shire Blue" and "Blue Stuart", but eventually rebranded as Shropshire Blue as a means of increasing popularity and acceptability of the cheese (as Scotland was not known for it's Blues).

Unfortunately the Castle Stuart dairy was closed in 1980 and since then the Shropshire Blue cheese has been produced by dairies in and around Nottinghamshire, namely the Long Clawson, Leicestershire, Cropwell Bishop and Colston Bassett farms and dairies.

Shropshire Blue cheese has a strong and sharp flavour, similar to other Blue cheeses such as Stilton and Blue Cheshire, but substantially creamier. There is a sour, yeasty bite contained within the rich, mellowing taste, accompanied by a tangy aroma.

Made from pasteurized cow's milk
Region: Inverness
Family: Blue
Type: semi-soft, blue-veined
Texture: creamy, crumbly and smooth
Rind: natural
Colour: blue
Flavour: spicy, strong
Vegetarian: Yes

Food in Westbourne Blog.
What kind of restaurant are you looking for in the Westbourne area? Renoufs Cheese and Wine Restaurant in Westbourne, Bournemouth, is a new stylish Wine Bar.  In Westbourne there are few restaurants that sell Cheese and Wine. Piggies is based on Poole road and offers sandwiches and cake. Opposite also in Poole Road, Westbourne is Geneve. They sell burgers and coffee but is not an American Diner. Pizza Pino in Westbourne also sell take away burgers, chicken, kebabs and pizza. I'm not sure if it's a restaurant. The Porterhouse is a popular bar in Westbourne and sells Ringwood Ales.  Further down the road, there are pizza eateries, starting with Pizza Express and opposite is Fratelli La Bufala. They offer pizza and other Italian dishes. Renoufs restaurant is a little further into Westbourne.  Next door to the Italian Restaurant is Starbucks coffee house. They don't sell Hot Dogs. Next on the high street is a Greek tavern restaurant, shortly followed by Subway. They sell sandwiches. Next to that is a patisserie which offers take away or eat in cakes. There is a small café further down Poole road that sell Mexican and Turkish food. This Is also a takeaway. Cusina is a little further down on the left. They offer Coffee and cold food. Next to them is another patisserie called Le Petite Prince.
The coffee club café sit on the corner of poole road and the rock restaurant is opposite. I don't know if they sell burgers or hotdogs like Renoufs.
The village bistro is at the end of the high street and opposite the Westbourne Pub.
Coming back to Seymour Road, there are more restaurants and takeaways. Indis, is an indian restaurant and it is opposite Chez Fred, the very popular fish and chip shop.
Zoukinis is a greek restaurant I think which is opposite the Tea Rooms. Fresco Juice bar and café is a little further along. You also have Westbourne Tandoori. Eau de Vie is next to the Hogs Head Pub. Café Rouge and Costa Coffee complete the circuit of Westbourne.
Renoufs is the newest cocktail bar and hot dog eatery in Westbourne, Bournemouth.

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