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The northernmost county in England, Northumberland (formerly the Kingdom of Northumbria) is a mostly rural area on the eastern coast. Northumberland is the site of Hadrian's Wall, a fortification which dates to the time of the Roman Empire.

Northumberland is also the home of Earl Grey, for whom a classic blend of tea was named.

SOURCE: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/

Northumberland is also an eponymous cheese of the county, first produced by Mark Robertson in 1987. It is based on the European washed curd technique, and is a hard cheese derived of cow's milk.

The cheese is moist and firm, with a fruity flavour, and features a thin natural dusty grey rind. It is aged in stone cellars for ten weeks, and has a high fat content of 55%

research source: cheese.com

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