After over two decades of running Two Hoots Cheese, we have made the difficult decision to hang up our aprons and move on from cheesemaking. The silver lining is that we are keeping it in the family and leaving it in very good hands. Anne Wigmore (Sandy’s cousin), her husband Andy, her son Jake and the team at Village Maid Cheese will continue to produce our award-winning Barkham Blue with the same quality and passion that we have. We are deeply grateful for the loyalty and support of our customers, suppliers, the Specialist Cheesemaker’s Association and our local food group, Hampshire Fare. We wish them all the best for the future. We would also like to thank the judges and organisers of the many award events that we have entered during our time, helping us to keep Barkham Blue on the cheese map.

Our next chapter is full of unfinished projects, helping our daughter Nia and son Liam with theirs and, hopefully, more time to travel.

During the next few weeks, we will of course be working alongside the team at Village Maid and hope to have the first batches of the 2024 Barkham Blue ready for week commencing 18th March, so thank you all for bearing with us.

We hope that you will continue to enjoy our cheese for many years to come!

We’re a small family business, priding ourselves
on producing quality handmade cheese.

Rich Blue

Barkham Blue®

Rich Blue

Baby Barkham

See our story on how we started making our handmade blue cheese.


Two Hoots Cheese is a small family business located in the village of Barkham on the Hampshire/Berkshire border. Artisan cheese makers Sandy and Andy Rose produce award winning handmade cheeses in the traditional way using pasteurised cow’s milk from a local Guernsey herd.


Barkham Blue is a mellow blue cheese with a creamy flavour and peppery tang. Baby Barkham, a smaller version of Barkham Blue making it perfect for gifts and cheeseboards.

View the full range of our handmade blue cheese.
A list of awards Two Hoots have won for their handmade blue cheese.



We’re very passionate about the cheeses we make so hope you’ll like them too.

They are available online, at many farmshops and delis as well as being served at pubs and restaurants across the UK.



Cheeses will be available for collection Tuesday to Thursday from 10.00am until 3.00pm. Please order by 4.00pm the day before. We are happy to accept cash or card payments on collection.


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