Derby is a traditional British cheese made in Derbyshire, England, since the 16th century. Hard to find these days, 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 with 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 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.