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Dorset Blue Vinney/Vinny

A blue variant of Dorset cheese, resembling Shropshire Blue or Stilton, which was traditionally-made by farms as an ideal way of using the left over milk after the cream had been skimmed off for butter making.

We think the only current makers are The Dorset Blue Soup Company. made It is rumoured to have first been made by chance, from a accidental mould infection. ‘Vinney’ is an Old English word for mould. For more information see The Dorset Blue Soup Company, Woodbridge Farm, Stock Gaylard, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2BD ( Tel: 01963-23133 email:

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