Roast swede soup with Barkham Blue croutons

Roast swede soup with Barkham Blue croutons

Serves 4 A great winter warmer soup – and thoroughly British – OK with a nod to the French for the bread! INGREDIENTS 1 swede, peeled and cut into 2.5cm/ 1 inch cubes 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 1...

Barkham Blue butter

Yields 300 The saltiness and tang of this cheese make this a great accompaniment for steaks and burgers. INGREDIENTS 150g/5 1/2 oz Barkham Blue, crumbled 150g/5 1/2 oz unsalted butter, diced then softened to room temperature 2 tbsp snipped chives freshly ground black...

Steak tenderloin in a mushroom and blue cheese sauce

Serves 2 INGREDIENTS 2 large steaks or 4 small steaks (your favourite cut and thickness) salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 small onion (sliced) 2 cloves garlic (chopped) 1 teaspoon thyme (chopped) 8 ounces mushrooms (sliced) salt and...

Spring greens and Barkham Blue cheese risotto

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 500g spring greens or spinach, roughly chopped olive oil butter 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 400g risotto rice 150ml white wine chicken stock fresh, cube or concentrate made up to 600ml, hot 4 tbsp chopped flat-leaf...
Conference pear, Barkham Blue and walnut salad

Conference pear, Barkham Blue and walnut salad

Serves 4 by Mark Hix There are still good leaves around in the winter months such as watercress, rocket and small spinach leaves. This is a good light salad or starter. Barkham blue is one of my favourite British blue cheeses, made at Two Hoots Cheese (0118-976 0401;...
Cheesy autumn mushrooms

Cheesy autumn mushrooms

Serves 4 A low-carb treat, ready in 5 mins  Prep Time 5 min  Cook Time 10 min  Total Time 15 min INGREDIENTS 4 large field mushrooms 100g Barkham Blue cheese, finely chopped 25g walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped 4 thyme sprigs knob butter,...

Barkham Blue with mulled cider jelly

Serves 6 Mulled cider jelly is the perfect accompaniment for our Barkham Blue cheese. INGREDIENTS 6-8 servings of Barkham Blue For the jelly: 1 litre cider 6 cloves 12 black peppercorns 1 bayleaf A small piece of cinnamon stick 5 large gelatine leaves INSTRUCTIONS...

Barkham Blue soufflé

Serves 2 INGREDIENTS 2 fl oz of double cream 2 oz Barkham Blue (rind removed) 1 egg yolk 1 egg white Melted butter to grease ramekins INSTRUCTIONS Grease the ramekins first and set the oven to 235 Now place cream into a pan, and put to the side. Meanwhile, whisk the...

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