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Blacksticks Blue is a unique British blue veined handmade cheese, by award winning Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses at Inglewhite Dairy in Lancashire. A family business, Butlers have been making speciality cheeses since 1932. Blacksticks Blue cheese has an amber hue, which isn't something we readily associate with blue cheese, and a creamy, smooth yet tangy taste. 'The daddy of all blue cheeses with an after taste of sheer blue cheese - Heaven!' - celebrity chef Simon Rimmer. There are four blue cheeses in the range - Blacksticks Blue, Creamy, Silk and Velvet each with their own unique characteristics. Butlers also produce a wide range of handmade hard and soft cheeses using local milk.
My perfect cheese board is a wedge of blue cheese, and Blacksticks Blue will look magnificent - a soft cheese and also a hard cheese, but I do tend to get carried away and buy other cheeses too. I like to serve these with a selection of fruits, nuts, chutney, speciality biscuits for cheese and home made bread.
Butlers have a recipe on their website for Blacksticks Blue and Basil Brioche which shows the cheese is not only for the cheeseboard but can be used as an ingredient in recipes too.
For those last minute foodie ideas, Butlers have the perfect Speciality Cheese and Beer gift set, a Chunky Cheeseboard and Three Truckles of Love, which can be purchased from their online shop.
Butlers can be found on their fabulous website, Facebook and Twitter. Their cheeses can be purchased direct from Butlers online shop and are also available at supermarkets.