Blue Cheese

These cheeses range between hard and soft, mild and strong, but always have distinct blue or green veins running through them. The veins are a type of penicillin and are usually introduced by hand into the interior of the cheese with the use of a metal spike.
772 - Crozier Blue

Crozier Blue

A creamy mild blue cheese with the distinctive sweetness of sheeps milk. It matures to a piquant, full blue flavour

Crozier Blue has been developed as a joint venture between Louis and Jane Grubb of Cashel Blue, and the Clifton Brown family, who run the nearby Ballinamona Farm. The name Crozier Blue is a play on the word Crozier, meaning the hooked staff either carried by a shepherd, or carried as a symbol of authority by a bishop. It is believed that Crozier of St Patrick can be seen at the Rock of Cashel, a spectacular and famous tourist attraction in Co. Tipperary.

The milk for the cheese comes from the Ballinamona flock of approximately 300 Friesland ewes. The milk is transported to the Cashel dairy several times a week where the Cashel team, led by head cheesemaker, Geurt van den Dikkenberg, use it to make a sheep's milk blue cheese that basically follows the Cashel Blue recipe. The dairy uses mainly traditional cheesemaking methods, all the vat work being done by hand, however, mechanisation has been introduced where it is felt it is not detrimental to the quality of the cheese, and a turning machine is used to turn 400 cheeses at a time.

Crozier Blue has a smooth, creamy, yet firm, texture and a distinctive, not overpowering, blue cheese flavour, with a pleasant saltiness and slight nutty notes.

Our Monbazillac is a perfect match for Crozier Blue.

It has won many awards and medals, including Gold at both the World and British Cheese Awards over the years, as well as the Guaranteed Irish Food Writers Guild Award in 2005 - the highest accolade a food product can achieve in Ireland, awarded to a product with at least 3 years commercial production in recognition of Consistency, Excellence and Quality.

Crozier Blue won Best Other Milk Cheese at Irish Cheese Awards 2017.

Crozier Blue won gold and best in class at the Irish Cheese Awards 2017 in the Blue Cheese category.

Crozier Blue won Super Gold at World Cheese Awards 2015.

Not for export  Sheep PLU: 772
per 250g

Key Facts

  • Country Made In Ireland
  • Type of Milk Sheep
  • Pasteurisation Pasteurised
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Region Tipperary
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Sweet and balanced
  • Accreditation None
  • Weight 250g

Store & Serve

All cut cheeses are cut to order and will have approximately 12 days shelf life on them from the date the order is despatched

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkMonbazillac, Muscat


  • IngredientsEwes' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1320 kJ
  • Energy kcal318.5 kcal
  • Fat26.0 g
  •      of which saturates 16.0 g
  • Carbohydrates1.5 g
  •      of which sugars 0.6 g
  • Protein20.2 g
  • Salt2.3 g

  • Name & address of food supplierPaxton & Whitfield Ltd, 93 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JE

These summary details have been prepared for information purposes only. While we have taken care in preparing this summary and believe it is accurate, it is not a substitute for reading the product packaging and label prior to use. Paxton & Whitfield is unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. If you require specific advice, please contact our mail order team on 01451 823460 or email

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