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.
We have spent the weekend testing the cheese (again…..any old excuse). We hadn’t had the Rosethorn before so it was really good to try that alongside the BB and they are both absolutely beautiful. We appreciate the hard work, love and care that you put into your produce and will be more than proud to present the cheese at our wedding. We will be writing little biogs so people know who made the cheese and where it came from and hopefully it will get people thinking about buying locally more often.
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….
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.
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!?
Now I have found a local supplier, a pleasant walk for me, I intend to buy one whole cheese per fortnight which means that other customers including some friends are bereft of the finest cheese I have ever tasted (and I have tasted quite a few) after I have visited.
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.
We have just returned from a School friends Golden Wedding Celebration, in Henley – on – Thames. The local Butcher did a Hog roast for the Garden Party, there were Salads, followed by Strawberry’s, cream and a WONDERFUL Cheese board, the Supreme, being your Two Hoots cheese.
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!!
Just tasted your Barkham Blue brought from Farringtons Farm Shop. All I can say is “WOW”!!! Magnificent texture and taste . Thank you.