UK-based Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses has launched a spreadable blue cheese Easter egg as an alternative gift to chocolate.
Called Blacksticks Blue Egg, the product features a spreadable version of the firm’s Blacksticks Blue cheese.
Handmade with 100% natural ingredients at the Butlers dairy in Lancashire, the cheese is made from milk that comes from within a ten-mile radius of the facility.
Crafted in open vats, poured into individual moulds and turned by hand, the resulting cheese is a blue that is said to be “creamy, mild and indulgent”.
The product comes with two inclusions: oatcakes and a sachet of caramelised red onion chutney. Other serving suggestions include with sliced fruit or spread thickly over a toasted hot cross bun.
Butlers created the Easter egg to introduce Blacksticks Blue to a wider audience. The dairy said the cheese has been known to convert those who dislike blue cheese.
Alongside the release, Butlers is also launching a Cheesealicious Egg, featuring soft cheddar cheese, to appeal to milder cheese fans. Both eggs are vegetarian-friendly.
Blacksticks Blue Easter Egg goes on sale in the UK today at Ocado, Booths, Spar and Amazon for £5.
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