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.
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.
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.
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!?
I would like to thank you for supplying such delicious cheese for Ethan’s Christening/Birthday, not only did it look amazing (thank you for the extra ivy) but all 4 flavours tasted divine….. and i can vouch for all 4!!! The day was a little wet, but everyone had a lovely day especially the birthday boy. Thank you again for taking the time out in the busy wedding season for us. The cheeses not only looked amazing with all the chutneys, but i can assure you everyone was still picking at it away into the late night….. and i can vouch for all the family that it was still yummy the next day for lunch and dinner!!! I have to praise you on the Barkham Blue, it is exceptional!!! I am and always would be happy to recommend you to anyone wanting that extra special service and tasty cheese!!! I look forward to our next function so we can book you again.
Had a small piece of Barkham Blue from a selection for a cheese platter at the Kingham Plough Mr Chipping Norton. Beautiful and creamy.
Just thought I would drop you a line to comment on your beautiful Barkham Blue cheese. I bought some from a market stall in Horsham a few weeks ago and it was one of the best blue cheeses I have tasted , so creamy (thanks to your Guernsey girls no doubt!).
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 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….
These last three days I have had great hunks of your extraordinary Barkham Blue which I bought at Paxton and Whitfield on Monday and soon I will be going back to America. I am writing you to find out how I might be able to get some of it sent to California. This is a masterful cheese beginning the moment you slice into it and see that great burst of yellow pate. The texture the balance the surprise the lingering complexity…oh I do hope that there is some way I can get it shipped to me. With my fingers crossed and great admiration for your achievement.
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.