First thing in the morning the pasteuriser is heated up and sanitised for the day’s work.
Once ready, we pasteurise the milk and pump it through to a heated vat increasing the milk temperature. Starter culture and blue mould are then added to give the correct flavours, texture and acidity. The contents of the vat are then allowed to ripen and vegetarian rennet is added, which coagulates and sets the milk into a solid called curd.
Ettington Hall asked me to pass on how professional they thought your approach was. They’ve had quite a few through but loved that you had the labels instructions etc. the cheeses went down a storm. I thought they’d be quite a bit left however there was very little!?
Had a small piece of Barkham Blue from a selection for a cheese platter at the Kingham Plough Mr Chipping Norton. Beautiful and creamy.
I would like to tell you just how good your cheese is. My supplier reckons that it is better than Stilton; that is an understatement, it is far better than Stilton Many thanks for a great local product.
Our granddaughter Katie just loves cheese. The thing is, she never sees much of it now. My wife’s sister Julie from London brings us some of your cheese when she visits us. Katie always wants some when she visits because she loves cheese so much. We can’t say no without bucket loads of tears from her. The thing is that dad, who is 84, has come to live with us and he has acquired a taste for it and he eats nearly all of it. (We try to say no to him but he also gives us bucket loads of tears!) It’s like a war zone in our house. Katie on one side and dad on the other. Pistols at dawn. My wife and I rarely get any. Still, we are glad that we can please Katie (sometimes) and also please dad (who is a greedy old so and so). I would ask Julie to bring more but I know where it will end up. All in dad’s stomach! Or in Katie’s! Thank you very much for delicious cheese. In dad’s words, “the best thing since sliced bread”! (Or that could be on sliced bread!)
Just finished some of your Barkham Blue cheese which I got from the cotswold cheese company. It really is fantastic – firm like a Stilton but more yielding and flavoursome with a great creamy finish. I’m very impressed – we’ll done on making such a great cheese. Keep it up! Thanks.
Just had to contact you and say how AMAAAZING your Barkham Blue cheese is. Thank you! First discovered last Easter in the Isle of Wight, by accident (!) and will never return to ‘normal’/widely available blue cheeses again. Salty, sweet, tangy, real length of taste. Have been converting all of my turophile buddies, all of whom all agree. Thank goodness I’m local-ish….
I bought Barkham Blue for the very first time today as I wanted something new to try. I got home and opened it straight away as I am a massive cheese lover…and boy I was not disappointed!!! This is one of the nicest, creamiest cheeses I have eaten in a long while. This cheese will be in my fridge and cheese platters always! Also I will be in touch for my cheese wedding cake as I MUST have Barkham Blue! Thank you for producing such a wonderful cheese.
Hi, picked up a piece of your Barkham Blue at Runcton Farm Shop over the weekend..I am never going to eat any other blue as long as I can get this cheese…it is wonderful! The texture and look is absolutely fabulous and the flavour is amazing…so much without deadening the tongue with the power of it! Do hope that Runcton are repeating the order and stocking it regularly…I will be contacting them. Thank you again! Top marks!!
I purchased your product from Staunton Park on Easter weekend, it was excellent. I passed it around to several of my work mates, and they loved it!! It was just as you described it!! On the nose!! Well done!! I’ve eaten a vast amount of blue cheeses and so far yours is the best by far! It goes great with wine and beer.
My uncle brings some of your Barkham Blue to the family Christmas dinner at our house every year. It is the most delicious blue cheese I have ever tasted! We all love it and it’s become one of our family Christmas traditions.