List of English cheeses

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Cheddar cheese with crackers

This is a list of cheeses in English cuisine. Over 700 diverse varieties of cheese are produced in England.[1] 14 English cheeses are classified as Protected designation of origin.[1]

In English cuisine, foods such as cheese have ancient origins. The 14th-century English cookery book, The Forme of Cury,[lower-alpha 1] contains recipes for these, and dates from the royal court of Richard II.

English cheeses

A wedge of Bowland cheese
Derby cheese varieties include Sage Derby, shown with a wax coating.

Cornish cheeses

This Cornish Yarg is prepared with garlic, and is wrapped with nettle

See also


  1. Cury here means cooking, related to French cuire, to cook.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Fodor's Travel Publications, I.; Andrews, R.; Cannon, P.; Honnor, J.; Hughes, K.; Jewers, J. (2012). England 2013: With the Best of Wales. Fodor's England. Fodor's Travel Publications. p. 700. ISBN 978-0-307-92947-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Harbutt, J. (2015). World Cheese Book. DK Publishing. pp. 182–205. ISBN 978-1-4654-4372-4. Retrieved February 2, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Further reading

  • Fraser, S. (1960). The Cheeses of Old England. Abelard-Schuman.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>