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 husband went to Sheeplands Farm Shop in Twyford yesterday and came home with some Barkham Blue. We are both agreed that it is the lovely and the smoothest cheese we have probably ever tasted! I look forward to having it again very soon.
I am writing to you as I have been a huge fan of your Barkham Blue cheese for a while now since the kind lady in my local shop let me taste it instead of my usual Stilton. This leads me onto letting you amend your bulging outlets list. I just can’t get enough of the B. Blue and now find my old favourites rather bland! That is quite special considering I live virtually in Stilton territory! Shhhhh!
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.
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!)
I took a whole one to France with me and my French hosts demolished it all within three days. Very popular!
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….
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 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.
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 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.