Trip to Derbyshire Part 2: Cheese please!


Zest and Herbs

Derbyshire is one of the three counties in England (along with Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire) where Stilton can be made, which is very fortuitous for the area’s cheese makers; two other blue cheeses in the county also have protected status but I have yet to sample them.  So after a morning of envious stares at a blackcurrant danish I should have ordered, and looking around Ashbourne’s many antiques shops, a stop by the Old Hartington Cheese Shop on the edge of the Peak District was in order.

The small shop is at the heart of the small village of Hartington, a popular starting point for walks in the surrounding hills and is a definite destination for turophiles as the only creamery in Derbyshire with a “Stilton license”.  The cheese counter extends across the whole of the small shop and is resplendent with a combination of local cheeses like sage Derby, and…

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/kʊk/ Not a chef, not an epicure, not a foodie. Just one who likes to prepare food – What really happens in the kitchen and on the high street is what I write about. Follow me on Twitter @Justaukcook and on https://www.facebook.com/justaukcook
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