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Dovedale, also marketed as Dovedale Blue, is a cheese from the Peak District of Great Britain. It takes its name from a part of the River Dove on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire border known as Dovedale.
Dovedale is a full-fat semi-soft blue-veined cheese made from cow's milk. It was formerly produced only in the Hartington Creamery in Derbyshire which closed in 2009. There are plans to re-start production in Leek. It has a creamy texture and a relatively mild flavour for a blue cheese; unusually for British cheeses, it is brine-dipped instead of being dry-salted. It has been granted Protected Designation of Origin by the EU.
The Product Authentication Inspectorate Ltd has set a standard for Dovedale, referred to as PAI Specification AS06.
- ↑ "This Is Business Staffordshire 2009
- ↑ "Dovedale Cheese". British Cheese Board. http://www.britishcheese.com/dovedale.
- ↑ "National application No: 02313 - Dovedale Cheese". Defra. http://www.defra.gov.uk/foodrin/foodname/pfn/products/registered/dovedale.htm.
- ↑ "Schedule of Accreditation" (PDF). United Kingdom Accreditation Service. 16 September 2009. http://www.ukas.org/CertificationBodies/schedules/PROD/0072Product%20Certification_034.pdf. Retrieved 4 March 2010. (Note: this link appears to be dead.)