Made in a similar way to Stilton, this is a soft cheese with a sharp, strong flavor that takes six to eight weeks to mature. It is orange in color with blue veining, and has a slightly tangy aroma. Shropshire Blue has a flavor somewhere between Blue Cheshire and Blue Stilton. The cheese is essentially an orange colored Stilton-style cheese. It is made from pasteurized cows' milk. This cheese originated in Scotland (where it was called Inverness-shire Blue or Blue Stuart) and marketed throughout the rest of Britian as Shropshire Blue; a name chosen simply to help its sales and acceptability. In 1980 production of the cheese stopped when the Milk Marketing Board of Northern Scotland shut down the creamery, and production was transferred out of Scotland.