Monday, October 24, 2011

Oxford Blue Cheese

This local beauty has been around since 1995 and has had great success in its short life. Now world famous, Oxford Blue won 'Best Export Blue' at the British Cheese Awards in 2002 and certainly lives up to expectations.

For true foodies amongst you, my description simply won't do it justice... According to the World Encyclopedia of Cheese, ' Oxford Blue Cheese is a luscious creamy blue with distinct but not strong blue flavour. Aromatic and spicy, it has a hint of dark chocolate and white wine, with tarragon on the finish.' Summed up in one word, delicious!

Oxford Blue is great served simply with bread and crackers, or melted on pasta and grilled meats. It pairs well with Cab Savs, Rieslings and Port and is a great way to jazz up bitter green salads. Here's a yummy recipe I found for a Waldorf Salad with Oxford Blue dressing at The British Larder.

Oxford Blue Cheese is available at the following locations (to name a few):

The Oxford Undercover Market Market St, Oxford.
The Woodstock Rd Delicatessen 15 Woodstock Rd, Oxford
Gluttons Delicatessen 110 Walton Rd, Jericho
Taylors of Oxford 31 St Giles, Oxford & 239 Banbury Rd, Summertown

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