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Barkham Blue

A creamy, slightly open textured cheese with a rustic rind and a yellow, moist interior streaked with blue veins

£11.00 per 250g
Pasteurised Vegetarian Rennet Cow
PLU 819

Key Facts

  • CountryEngland
  • RegionBerkshire
  • FlavourButtery and spicy
  • Type of MilkCow
  • PasteurisationPasteurised
  • Vegetarian RennetYes
  • OrganicNo

Store & Serve

All cut cheeses are cut to order and will have approximately 12 days shelf life on them from the date the order is despatched. Due to high demand, it is occasionally necessary for us to substitute items in orders for an alternative. We will always endeavour to choose an alternative, which is the most similar to the item you have selected and of equal or higher value for no additional charge.

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkMonbazillac


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk

Nutritional Information

  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1550
  • Energy kcal374
  • Fat32.3
  • Of which saturates23.1
  • Carbohydrates2.8
  • Of which sugars1.9
  • Protein17.9
  • Salt0.9
Name & address of food supplier

Paxton & Whitfield Ltd, 93 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JE

These summary details have been prepared for information purposes only. While we have taken care in preparing this summary and believe it is accurate, it is not a substitute for reading the product packaging and label prior to use. Paxton & Whitfield is unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. If you require specific advice, please contact our mail order team on 01451 823460 or email

Intensely Buttery Barkham Blue Cheese

Barkham Blue cheese is a relatively mellow blue, with a peppery tang to the blue and rind.

Barkham Blue has a wonderful creaminess due to its rich milk. When young it is firm and dense with wonderful grassy notes. As it matures it softens and the buttery quality of the milk is more evident. The cheese melts in the mouth and never leaves the harsh metallic taste sometimes associated with blue cheeses.

A unique, artisan blue which has a distinctive appearance. The whole mould ripened cheese is just under 1kg in weight, ammonite shaped and covered in an attractive, natural, rustic rind. The deep yellow moist interior is spread with dark bluey green veins.

Barkham Blue is hand made by the artisan cheese makers Sandy and Andy Rose of Two Hoots - a small family business located in the village of Barkham on the Hampshire/Berkshire border, which make handmade cheeses in the traditional way using the pasteurised milk from Channel Island breeds of cows.

If you're looking for a drinks pairing, the creamy, gently spiced Barkham Blue is fantastic when contrasted by the sweet, juicy dark fruit of Paxton's Vintage Port.

  • 2019 World Cheese Awards: Gold
  • 2018 British Cheese Awards: Gold
  • 2017 World Cheese Awards: Gold

Cheese weights ordered in multiple quantities are always cut as one large piece, unless otherwise requested in the delivery notes section of checkout

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