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Huntsman Cheese

Huntsman Cheese

Huntsman Cheese
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Huntsman Cheese is a Double Gloucester cheese with a layer of Stilton in the middle.

It is sometimes made in 5 layers -- 3 of Double Gloucester and 2 of Stilton, and sometimes in 3 layers -- 2 of Double Gloucester and 1 of Stilton.

Both cheeses are made of pasteurized cow's milk. The layering is done by hand.

Huntsman, a trademarked name, has been around since at least 1982. It is made by Long Clawson Dairy (founded 1911) in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England.

Similar products include Stilchester Cheese made by Dairy Crest of Esher, Surrey. CooksInfo.com isn't sure when Stilchester was first made, but Dairy Crest was reserving the name for a cheese called that at least as far back as 1983. The trademark in Australia was applied for in 1983, granted in 1985, # 389280. In America, the trademark was applied for in 2006, granted 2008, #3,516,546. The American trademark was initially opposed by the Ilchester Cheese Company of Somerset, England.

Literature & Lore

"At home in England, it [Stilton] is also the cheese of kings, and a favorite of the present royal family. Prince Charles himself is said to be particularly fond of a variation called Huntsman, a combination of Stilton and Double Gloucester cheeses assembled like a layer cake. "
-- Jones, Jerene. Stilton Is the Blue Cheese of Blue Bloods. People Magazine. Vol 18, No 22. 29 November 1982.

See also:

Semi-Firm Cheeses

Appenzeller Cheese (Quarter Fat); Ardrahan Cheese; Asadero Cheese; Asiago Cheese; Blue Cheese; Botton Cheese; Brunost Cheese; Burrini Cheese; Buxlow Paigle; Cacetto Cheese; Caerphilly Cheese; Cantal Cheese; Carrigaline Farmhouse Cheese; Cheshire Cheese; Chèvre; Chevrot Cheese; Chihuahua Cheese; Cotherstone Cheese; Criollo Cheese; Danbo Cheese; Danish Fontina Cheese; Durrus Cheese; Edam Cheese; Farmer's Cheese; Fontal Cheese; Gamonedo Cheese; Gaperon Cheese; Grimbister Cheese; Huntsman Cheese; Jalapeño Cheese; Leerdammer Cheese; Liederkranz Cheese; Livarot Cheese; Maasdam Cheese; Manchego Cheese (Mexican); Monterey Jack Cheese; Morbier Cheese; Mozzarella Cheese; Pavé d'Auge Cheese; Pavé d'Isigny Cheese; Pavé de Berry Cheese; Penyston Cheese; Pont-l'Evêque Cheese; Quartirolo Cheese; Queso con Loroco; Ricotta Salata Cheese; Semi-Firm Cheeses; Tetilla Cheese; Vacherin Fribourgeois; Washed-Rind Cheeses; Wensleydale Cheese

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Oulton, Randal. "Huntsman Cheese." CooksInfo.com. Published 02 September 2004; revised 12 June 2009. Web. Accessed 05/20/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/huntsman-cheese>.

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