3/31/17 – English Cheeses


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

We had another F/D question this season, so let’s check it out:

Learned League precedent (LL72, MD17): Although there are dozens of French cheeses with protected designations, what blue or white “King of English Cheeses,” made under strict specifications in the counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire, is among the relatively few English cheeses to enjoy certified legal protection?

This question would end up being my third (and last) F/D miss for the season, as I guessed the answer to Question 1. I’ve certainly heard of Stilton, but would have no sureness. Anyway, let’s ask the questions!

1. What cheese, pictured here, finishes this quote by George Orwell? “Then there are the English cheeses. There are not many of them but I fancy Stilton is the best cheese of its type in the world, with ___ not far behind.” In the Cheese Shop sketch by Monty Python, this cheese shares its name with the shopkeeper.

Question 1

2. The seeds of the achiote tree seen here create what orange-red condiment/food coloring, which is used to color British cheeses like Gloucester, Chesire, and Red Leicester, as well as our Colby cheese.

Question 2

3. What word follows Beenleigh, Buxton, Cornish, Harbourne, Oxford, and Shropshire to complete the names of British cheeses?


4. Seen here is the logo for what brand of supermarket cheese, the most popular cheese brand in the UK?

Question 4

5. Seen here is a cheese made in Riseley, Berkshire made from unpasteurized Guernsey milk. What name is given to this cheese, as this cheese was originally made using Guernsey cows owned on the Duke of Wellington’s estate?

Question 5

6. What village name near Somerset has been edited out of this team crest?

Question 6

Have a great weekend! Go Gamecocks!


1. Wensleydale
2. Annatto
3. Blue
4. Cathedral City
5. Waterloo
6. Cheddar

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