Derby is a traditional British cheese made in Derbyshire, England, since the 16th century. It is England's oldest and most famous cheese made in several varieties, including Sage Derby.
Derby is a semi-hard cheese made from cow's milk. It has a mild flavour and creamy ivory to a rich yellow pate. It is sometimes compared to mild cheddar because of the texture, but Derby is milder with a buttery, creamy flavour and strong melting ability.
Only a few farms in England make Derby cheese the time-honoured way. Traditional Derby matured for nine months and has an open texture with a smooth, creamy body and a nutty flavour.
Due to its melting characteristics, it is used in many dishes. It goes well with fresh fruits and Chenin Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc.