High Weald Dairy, Brighton Blue cheese Hand-Selected by foodies Deli
Brighton Blue Cheese is a mild, semi-soft cheese with a mellow blue flavour and a slightly salty finish. The blue green veins deepen as the cheese matures, and the taste of the blue strengthens.
- Handmade in West Sussex
- Made from matured cows's milk cheese
- Mild, semi-soft cheese with a mellow blue flavour
- Great addition to a cheese board
Brighton Blue cheese is a mild, semi-soft cheese with a mellow blue flavour and a slightly salty finish. The blue green veins deepen as the cheese matures, and the taste of the blue strengthens. It has an attractive natural edible rind and has won numerous awards including a Super Gold at the World Cheese Awards 2017-2018.
High Weald Dairy
In the late 1980s Mark and his parents Guy and Audrey, established a flock of 150 British Friesland sheep for milking at their small family farm in Duddleswell. The idea was to sell the milk to a local cheesemaker but, with each sheep producing up to three litres of rich milk every day, they were soon faced with a surplus. As a result, they began to bottle the fresh sheep milk and sell it to local health food shops where it was in high demand as a delicious and nutritious alternative for people with an intolerance to cow milk (find out more on our Nutritional Benefit page). Sheep milk yogurt followed next, and then a selection of cheeses, including 100% sheep milk Halloumi originally supplied to the North London Cypriot community, Medita a version of Greek feta cheese, then the hard, mature Duddleswell and Sussex Slipcote soft cheeses.
As the cheese sales grew, so did the number of sheep in the flock, although there was a limit to how many could be kept on the small family farm. Soon other small dairy sheep farms began supplying them with sheep milk, so that they could sell cheese to retailers throughout the year. The range of organic cow milk cheeses developed gradually, initially as hard cheeses, but more recently as semi soft continental style cheeses.
By 2003, the business outgrew the facility at Duddleswell and production was moved to Tremains Farm, in Horsted Keynes, a 350-acre family farm where 250 organic dairy cows were milked on site. A former grain store on the farm was transformed in to a modern dairy where Mark, and the cheesemakers who work alongside him, have been able to widen the range of cheeses produced.
What makes Brighton Blue Cheese Special
Brighton Blue Cheese has a semi-soft texture, a mellow blue flavour and a slightly salty finish. The distinctive blue green veins in the cheese (created by penicillium roqueforti) deepen as the cheese matures, and the taste of the blue becomes stronger. During maturation, the wheels develop their own attractive natural edible rind.
- County of Origin: West Sussex
- Milk Variety: Cows'c
- Vegetarian: YES
- Organic: NO
- Unpasteurised: NO
- For Pregnant Women: NO
- Ingredients: Raw ewes' MILK (%), Salt, Rennet, Starter culture
- Storage: Keep refrigerated below 8c.
Freshly cut and wrapped - Please eat within Best Before Date on product label.