Derby is also a cheese, and has an interesting place in gastronomic history, as it is England's
first factory-made cheese. Like the town, it is pronouced "darby"
Derby cheese is a softer, flakier Cheddar, with a very buttery taste. It is pressed into cylinders and features a natural rind It is available in two varieties: plain, and herbed.
Derby is ripe for eating from one through six months. It's fat content is 45%.
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