7. Blacksticks Blue
A multi-award-winning cheese from Lancashire, this has quite rightly been described as the "daddy of blue cheeses". It is very creamy, with a delicious texture, and is soft enough to smear on to a slice of bread or cracker. Perfect for cooking, it's popular with chefs and very popular with us here, too.
£10 for 625g, butlerscheeses.co.uk