Production of Yorkshire’s The Duke of Wellington cheese increased
Wholesaler Cryer & Stott has started producing its Yorkshire-French soft blue cheese, The Duke of Wellington, commercially.
The news came just before the Allerton Bywater business won a Gold at the World Cheese Awards, held in San Sebastian, for the product.
The company previously supplied the cheese exclusively to embassies, and the Queen tasted it during a state visit at the British Embassy in Paris two years ago.
The cheese, (RRP £2.10/100g), which takes 15 weeks to mature, is now listed by The Cheese Board, Harrogate, All Things Nice Deli, in Marple, and Blacker Hall Farm Shop, in Wakefield, among 50 stockists.
Cryer & Stott business development manager Jemma Flowers said: “It’s a good introduction to blues because it’s not overpowering. It doesn’t have that metallic taste that some of the blues have.”