Cheshire, the oldest British cheese, is moist, slightly salty, and "white" or orange ("red") in colour. A semi-firm cows' milk cheese, Cheshire is loosely-textured and crumbly. There is no difference in taste between the white and red varieties. Cheshire is mild when young, acquiring a more pronounced tang with age. An excellent all-purpose cheese, its flavour makes it especially delicious in omelets and soufflés.