23 May 2012

Fettuccine with Creamy Blue Shropshire & Spinach




Long Clawson Dairy was founded in 1911 when 12 farmers from the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire, formed a co-operative to produce Stilton® Cheese in the village of Long Clawson. Today the dairy works with by over 40 farms, all from within the Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area.




Today Long Clawson Dairy produces:
  •  Blue Stilton
  • White Stilton
  • Organic Blue Stilton
  • Blue Shropshire
  • White Stilton mixed with a variety of fruits
  • Wensleydale & Cranberry
  • Cotswold
  • Charnwood
  • Innkeepers Choice
  • Windsor Red
  • Huntsman
  • Cheddar, Apple and Wholegrain Mustard
  • Cheddar, Apple and Cider Chutney
  • Thomas Hoe Stevenson® Aged Leicestershire Red
  • Herb & Garlic Whirl
  • Onion & Chive Whirl
  • Paneer
Phew, what a list! I was lucky enough to be sent a selection of their cheeses, which are now taking up a good proportion of my fridge.

As soon as I saw the Blue Shropshire I knew I had to make a creamy sauce for pasta. I do love Blue Shropshire, it has such a creamy texture and a full bodied flavour. I decided to pair it with spinach and crème fraîche for a luxurious sauce. It was heavenly.

As good as it was, I wasn't able to convert blue cheese hating Graham, but the good news is Cooper enjoyed it, so I at least I have someone to share my blue cheese with.







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Fettuccine with Creamy Blue Shropshire & Spinach
A creamy sauce made with rich, tangy Shropshire Blue Cheese, creme friache and spinach. Served on Fettuccine. A quick after work dinner.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup/240ml double cream
  • 1 cup/240ml creme fraiche
  • 150-200g Blue Shropshire Cheese
  • ½ cup/120ml white wine
  • 1 large handful baby spinach
  • a good grating of nutmeg
  • a good grinding of pepper
  • enough fetticcine for 4-6 people
Instructions
1. Cook the fettuccine according to the packet instructions. 2. While the pasta is cooking melt the cheese in the cream and creme fraiche. Once it is smooth, add in the wine and spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted3. Season with nutmeg and black pepper. 4. Mix the sauce through the drained pasta and serve. It's as easy and quick as that. 5. Enjoy!
Details
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Yield: Serves 3-4 

 

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I will be posting a roundup for you all to enjoy on Saturday 26 May 2012.

Disclaimer: Long Clawson Dairy sent me a selections of cheeses to try. I was not required to write a positive review. Any opinions expressed are my own.

20 comments:

  1. Looks delicious - will give this one a try!

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    1. It is really good Staurt. Unctuous!

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  2. I love pasta but I'm not too keen on blue cheese! Looks delicious though :)

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    1. Hey Ros, it is one of those things that quite a lot of people don' t like.

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  3. Looks gorgeous. Funnily I don't like Blue Cheese uncooked but I can eat it in hot dishes.

    Sue xx

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    1. That is just as well Sue, you can try this then :)

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  4. I've never had blue cheese in a hot dish, but I bet it is fabulous! Most things are when you add pasta, right?

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    1. You are so right Madge. Pasta = ultimate comfort food :)

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  5. It looks wonderful - but sounds so very rich. I can't believe that cooper likes it. Good on him! I struggle to get sylvia to eat any pasta sauce (unless you include ketchup)

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    1. Ahh well, them's the breaks. They are funny with their likes and dislikes, aren't they. I made something tonight for Cooper I was sure he was going to love and he just completely refused it :(

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  6. This cheese looks amazing. I am sure that this creamy fettuccine pasta dish taste delicious, I am a blue cheese lover!What incredible selection of cheeses...

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    1. Ahhhh at last, a blue cheese lover. Do try it :)

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  7. That list of cheeses made my mouth water!
    And how divine is that pasta dish?!! I can practically taste it just looking at your photo. What a gorgeous piece of cheese!

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    1. Amazing huh? I had to share it around my friends, there was no way I was going to get through it even though I love it.

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  8. Oooh, that looks right up my street! I love pasta and creamy, cheesy sauces are just so decadently delicious. Love the spinach in there too.

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    1. It is definitely decadent. I hope you enjoy it :)

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  9. Hello Jacqueline
    Thanks for the fettuccine with creamy blue shropshire & spinach recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my husband and my kids are gonna like it :)
    If you don't mind, can you submit your fettuccine with creamy blue shropshire & spinach photo in http://www.foodporn.net ?
    It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

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    1. Hi Nina,

      I have done just that. Thanks for the heads up :)

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  10. LOVELY looking meal Jac and I a BIG BIG lover of Shropshire Blue too! I also LOVE Dorset Blue Vinney and was lucky enough to be given some a few weeks ago to try for my blog! I love the look if the pasta recipe too! FAB! Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen, I love it too. Haven't tried the Dorset Blue Vinney, will have to look out for that!

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