Created by Joan and Alwin Cross in Teesdale, Cotherstone cheese is related to Wensleydale and Swaledale, and named after a village and parish in County Durham in England. Suitable for vegetarians, this semi-hard, farmhouse cheese is made from unpasteurised, full-fat Jersey cow’s milk. Cotherstone belongs to a group called ‘Dale style’ cheeses which are soft and crumby in texture, lemony and slightly tangy to taste and tend to be eaten younger. There are two versions of Cotherstone - a white version and blue-veined version which is sometimes referred to as "Yorkshire Stilton". Cotherstone is normally used in the preparation of tarts and pastry dishes. It teams well with a Sauvignon.
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