I'm calling this cheese the best blue in the UK - a bold claim but I'm sticking to it!
Made only 60 miles from Lymington, it is covered in an attractive natural mould-ripened rustic rind. The deep yellow moist interior is spread with dark blue-green 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.
Since then Barkham Blue has consistently won awards including winning Best Blue Cheese , Best English Cheese and Supreme Champion at the 2008 British Cheese Awards and 3 Star Gold at the 2010,2011 and 2012 Great Taste Awards and Super Gold plus Best British Cheese at the 2012 World Cheese Awards.