|Country of Origin||England|
|Weight and Shape||12 kg, wheel|
|Size||Diameter 36 cm (14 inches), Height 12 cm (5 Inches)|
|Producer||Cropwell Bishop Creamery|
|Taste||Spicy, Caramel sweetness, Aromas of stone walls|
|Texture||Goopy exterior and soft, silky, mellow interior|
|Pairing||Barolo, Prosecco, Massolino, Merlot, Pinot Noir|
The best blue cheese of 2017 British Cheese Awards, Beauvale is produce by Cropwell Bishop Creamery, an old creamery that was founded by the Skailes family back in 1847.
The creamery is well known for their two crusty rinds and buttery texture blue cheeses: Stilton and Shropshire – the forerunners of Beauvale which was founded in 2012.
Beauvale Tasting Notes
Beauvale is often dubbed the ‘entry level’ blue cheese. However, it does NOT have a mild flavor. In fact, like many blues, Beauvale has a pretty robust, strong and predominantly savoury.
It has a spicy kick, the sweetness of caramel, and exudes aromas of stone walls.
The texture is incredibly goopy and it has a soft, silky feel with blue clumpy streaks yet is mellow on the inside.
How to Enjoy (PAIRING)
We tried Beauvale with mashed potato as per a friend recommendation but we didn’t quite enjoy the combination. We’d rather spread this runny blue on crusty bread or crispy Rye bread. It tastes absolutely brilliant!
We find that most red wine grapes go surprisingly well with Beauvale. The top 3 reds would be Merlot, Barolo, and Pinot Noir.
If you not a fan of red then try Prosecco, it complements Beauvale pretty well too.
Our favorite Rye bread to go along with Beauvale:
- Varrasleipa is made 100% rye. Whole grain rye flour, water, salt (1.3%), yeast, cumin.
- No preservatives or additives.
- Size: 1.1 lb (500g)
- 15% fiber content. Best before 300 days.
- Over a pound of traditional Finnish rye bread!
Where to Buy Beauvale:
- Cheese-etc.co.uk – 100 g for £3.20
- The Cheese Society – 200 g for £6.00
- The Cotswold Cheese co. – 250 g for £7.12
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