UK-wide delivery excluding Northern ireland. We aim for orders to arrive +/- 2 delivery days of the date chosen.
UK-wide delivery excluding Northern ireland. We aim for orders to arrive +/- 2 delivery days of the date chosen.

Pevensey Blue

A creamy, Gorgonzola-like blue, the flavour of which deepens and sweetens as it matures until it is reminiscent of hazelnut chocolate: creamy and sweet but with a pleasantly nutty bite.

Currently available in our retail shops.

Delivery Information

Standard delivery is free to most postcodes in the UK for orders over £29.50. Click here for a list of postcodes where additional delivery charges apply.

For orders under £29.50, standard delivery is £6.00.

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 (typically DPD) 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

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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Court Lodge, the organic farm that supplies the milk for this cheese, is managed in a way that conserves as much carbon as possible, and the cows graze outside for around 200 days a year.

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In 2018, our Borough Market shop manager Martin Tkalez and his wife Hazel packed up their bags and their deep knowledge of cheese and moved to Pevensey in East Sussex. There, on an ancient area of ...
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In 2018, our Borough Market shop manager Martin Tkalez and his wife Hazel packed up their bags and their deep knowledge of cheese and moved to Pevensey in East Sussex. There, on an ancient area of drained marshland, the cows of Court Lodge farm roam and graze, producing organic milk of exceptional quality. Hazel’s parents own the adjacent farm; and it was there that the Tkalezs 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: something along the lines of Gorgonzola, soft, creamy and gooey; a cheese that expresses its sweet nuttiness more and more 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 Neal’s Yard Dairy’s buyer Bronwen Percival, and every written resource about blue cheese that they could lay their hands on. Eventually, they were able to create a cheese they felt would connect with people in the way only certain blue cheeses really can.
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our work with this cheese

Martin Tkalez worked in our shops for years before embarking on the creation of Pevensey Blue, and the story of our relationship with the cheese is long, holistic and multifaceted. We’ve been invol...
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Martin Tkalez worked in our shops for years before embarking on the creation of Pevensey Blue, and the story of our relationship with the cheese is long, holistic and multifaceted. 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. Our cheese buyer Bronwen has been particularly involved in the technicalities of the cheese, and we continue to visit Martin and Hazel several times a year.
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Accompaniments

Biscuit Selection
£7.50

Quince Paste - 200g Slice
£9.10

FAQs

Do you offer a discount for larger pieces of cheese?

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

How much cheese to buy?

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.

How should I store my cheese?

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.

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