Cheshire cheese is a dense, crumbly, mild and salty tasting cheese and is one of the oldest recorded named cheeses in British history. Cheshire cheese comes in three varieties: red, white and blue, with the white version being the most popular. Young Cheshire is bright and white in colour and is a firm bodied cheese with a crumbly texture that breaks down easily in the mouth it has a mild, milky taste and aroma and is clean on the palate with a very slightly tangy finish. As Cheshire matures so it becomes firmer in texture and slightly darker in colour. The flavours become more complex but the cheese remains clean tasting with no hint of bitterness. The crumbly texture remains but the cheese has a drier mouth feel.