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.
334 - Beauvale


A rich and creamy blue cheese from the award winning Cropwell Bishop Creamery.

Cropwell Bishop is famous for being one of only five Stilton producers. It is a family run creamery based in the Vale of Belvoir in Nottinghamshire. They have been producing award winning cheese for more than three generations using milk sourced from the best local farms. Today, cousins Robin and Ben Skailes oversee the day-to-day running of the dairy and it was Robin who was inspired to make the creamery’s latest cheese, Beauvale. He spent two years developing the cheese, before launching the product in November 2011 with Paxton & Whitfield.

Beauvale is made with pasteurised cow' s milk, traditional rennet, and a different strain of Penicillium roqueforti to their Stilton. The curds are ladled by hand into moulds that differ very much in shape to those used to make Stilton, imparting the cheese with a rich and creamy texture.

The flavour is full and predominantly savoury, with a delicious bit of spice. Firm textured when young, the cheese begins to break down and become more runny in the centre with age, in the way you would expect a Gorgonzola Dolce to.

Beauvale was awarded Best Blue at the 2017 British Cheese Awards, and Silver Medal at the 2016 British Cheese Awards

Not for export  PLU: 334
per 250g

Key Facts

  • Country Made In England
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Pasteurised
  • Vegetarian No
  • Region Nottinghamshire
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Rich & creamy
  • 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 DrinkOloroso or Tawny Port


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1501 kJ
  • Energy kcal362 kcal
  • Fat31.0 g
  •      of which saturates 19.5 g
  • Carbohydrates0.5 g
  •      of which sugars 0.2 g
  • Protein19.9 g
  • Salt1.9 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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