Barkham Blue

Barkham Blue

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

The Hollies Cheese of the Month this April is Barkham Blue. Located in the village of Barkham on the Hampshire-Berkshire border, Two Hoots Cheese is a small family business which prides itself on producing award winning quality handmade blue cheese. The cheeses are made in the traditional way with pasteurised cows’ and ewe’s milk. Husband and wife team, Sandy and Andy Rose have been producing cheese since 2003 and have recently been joined by their daughter Nia. Barkham Blue is their most popular cheese and has won lots of awards including “Best Blue Cheese” at The Great British Cheese Awards in London in 2016.

Barkham Blue has a very distinctive appearance. It is rounded and covered in an attractive natural mould ripened rustic rind. The deep yellow moist interior is spread with dark blue veins. It has a rich blue taste, smooth buttery texture with a melt in the mouth flavour, without the harshness associated with some blue cheese.

For recipe inspiration featuring Barkham Blue, including a spring green & Barkham Blue cheese risotto, a conference pear, Barkham Blue & walnut salad and Barkham Blue Croutons for soup click here.

During March, the Delicatessen at Little Budworth moved into the extension towards the back of the farm shop. With a new larger counter, more display fridges and more preparation space,the Deli team have been able to increase their product range including some new speciality cheeses.

Categorised in Delicatessen, Farm Shops, General