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A hard but crumbly English cow's-milk cheese made in Cheshire and the neighbouring counties of Shropshire and Clwyd. It comes in two main varieties: ‘white’, which is actually very pale yellow, and ‘red’, which is dyed with annatto. A blue-veined variety is also made; in past centuries, when the veining occurred by accident and was unwelcome, the cheese was known as ‘green fade’, but now it is deliberately manufactured, under the name blue Cheshire. Cheshire is the oldest named cheese produced in the British Isles; it is referred to in Domesday Book.

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