Dovedale Blue

Dovedale Blue is a cheese from the Peak District of Great Britain. It takes its name from a part of the River Dove on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire border known as Dovedale.

Dovedale Blue is a full-fat semi-soft blue-veined cheese made from cow's milk. Produced only in the village of Hartington in Derbyshire, it has a creamy texture and a relatively mild flavour for a blue cheese; unusually for British cheeses, it is brine-dipped instead of being dry-salted. It has been granted Protected Designation of Origin by the EU.

The Product Authentication Inspectorate Ltd has set a standard for Dovedale, referred to as PAI Specification AS06.