Pevensey Blue

Pevensey Blue

A creamy, hazelnut like blue, the flavour of which deepens as it matures into something salty and sweet with a fondant texture.

Portion
Regular price £15.05
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  • Spend over £39.50 to receive free delivery (England, Wales & Central Scotland)

Standard delivery is free to most postcodes in the UK for orders over £39.50. Click here for a list of postcodes where additional delivery charges apply.

For orders under £39.50, standard delivery is £8.00.

Collection from our London shops is free - choose Shop Collection at checkout.

Choose your preferred delivery date at checkout. As we use third party couriers we cannot guarantee the arrival day of your order but we will do our best to ensure that it arrives as close as possible to your chosen date. To be sure it arrives in time, we recommend choosing a date a couple of days ahead of when you would like to eat your cheese. 

milk type
Cow

ingredients
Pasteurised Cow's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Animal Rennet, Penicillium roqueforti

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Pasteurised

location
Pevensey, East Sussex

milk source
Bought-in

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milk type
Cow

ingredients
Pasteurised Cow's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Animal Rennet, Penicillium roqueforti

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Pasteurised

location
Pevensey, East Sussex

milk source
Bought-in

breed
Friesian; Ayrshire

season
All year

average age
9-12 weeks

cheesemakers
Martin & Hazel Tkalez

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The cows whose milk is used for Pevensey Blue graze on the Pevensey Levels in Sussex.

Background

In 2018, our Borough Market shop manager Martin Tkalez and his wife Hazel moved to East Sussex to make cheese. There, on an ancient area of drained marshland, the cows of Court Lodge farm graze, pr...

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In 2018, our Borough Market shop manager Martin Tkalez and his wife Hazel moved to East Sussex to make cheese. There, on an ancient area of drained marshland, the cows of Court Lodge farm graze, producing organic milk of exceptional quality. Hazel’s parents own the adjacent farm, and it was there that Martin and Hazel set up a small creamery in which to develop a cheese recipe that they hoped would add something different to the world of British blue cheese. Pevensey was inspired by Gorgonzola: a soft and creamy cheese that expresses increasing sweetness as it ripens. A trip to Lombardy, Italy to research Gorgonzola proved largely fruitless – they couldn’t find a suitable farmhouse producer to learn from – so they taught themselves via online videos, cheesemaking courses, the acquired knowledge of the Neal’s Yard Dairy team and every written resource about blue cheese that they could lay their hands on. Eventually, they were able to create a cheese that they were proud of.

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Our Work

Martin Tkalez worked in our shops for years before embarking on the creation of Pevensey Blue. We’ve been involved in all stages of its conception, from advising on the type of cheese they should ...

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Martin Tkalez worked in our shops for years before embarking on the creation of Pevensey Blue. We’ve been involved in all stages of its conception, from advising on the type of cheese they should be making, to working with them in the maturing rooms and, as the cheeses started to be made, providing suggestions for improvement.

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Accompaniments

Biscuit Selection
£11.70

Quince Paste - 200g Slice
£10.40

FAQs

Yes, the prices shown above are inclusive of a significant bulk discount for quarters, halves and whole cheeses.

As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend roughly between 100 and 150 grams per person for after dinner, and a bit more if cheese is the focus of the meal. If you are buying cheese to serve over a couple of days or as part of a buffet, it is advisable to buy a few larger pieces. This will both look better and keep better than many small bits. To help visualise weights, a good tip is to consider that a regular supermarket pat of butter weighs between 200 and 250 grams. If you are at all unsure please give us a call for some advice.

The best option is to keep your cheese wrapped in its paper within a box in the fridge. This will prevent the cheese from drying out and absorbing other flavours. Your cheese will arrive wrapped in waxed cheese paper, which achieves the best possible balance between maintaining humidity around the cheese and allowing it to breathe. We are happy to provide some free extra cheese paper, just search for "cheese paper" and add it to your basket. We don't recommend cling film or foil as it can cause the cheese to sweat which will negatively affect the flavour.

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
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Helen Fearnley

It was very nice

Your feedback is much appreciated Helen. Many thanks for sharing it.
All the best,
NYD

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Rose Lee
Pevensey Blue

The cheese is delicious. It has a smooth but slightly tangy flavour. I rate it higher than stilton!
The couple who make the cheese are so helpful and friendly, holding open days. Highly recommend

Lovely to receive your feedback Rose! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us.
Kind regards,
NYD

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Harry Ibbotson
Christmas Pevensey Blue

A beautiful blue cheese well deserving of its awards. It has become a new favourite blue

We appreciate your feedback Harry. Thank you so much for sharing it!
Best wishes,
NYD

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Peter Chowney
A Tasty English Blue

Always keen on this one, it's local to where I live. It's quite a subtle blue, not overpowering, with quite a delicate but distinct flavour. When I buy it locally, it often seems to have gone over a bit, but this one was perfect. Indeed, the little bit remaining is still good after a couple of weeks in the fridge!

Your feedback is much appreciate Peter. Many thanks for taking the time to share it with us!
Best wishes,
NYD

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Kathleen O’Brien
Pevensey Cheese

Just a lovely blue cheese I think it’s a mix of dolce latte and Roquefort more of the first We thoroughly enjoyed this cheese will buy again

Your feedback is much appreciated Kathleen. Thank you so much for sharing it!
Kind regards,
NYD