Beenleigh Blue

Beenleigh Blue

A delicately blue sheep’s milk cheese from Devon, with a lemony sweetness and moist, crumbly texture that belies its Roquefort-inspired recipe.

Portion
Regular price £10.10
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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.

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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
Sheep

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Vegetarian Coagulant

milk treatment
Pasteurised

location
Totnes, Devon

milk source
Bought-in

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milk type
Sheep

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Vegetarian Coagulant

milk treatment
Pasteurised

location
Totnes, Devon

milk source
Bought-in

season
All year

average age
6-12 Months

cheesemakers
Ben Harris

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Beenleigh Blue was the first blue cheese created by pioneering cheesemaker Robin Congdon, who utilised similar techniques to those used to make Roquefort, though the resulting cheese is quite different in taste.

Accompaniments

Biscuit Selection
£7.95

Rosebud Spiced Plum Chutney
£6.00

Tracklements Fig Relish
£4.30

Serving Suggestions

After pan frying a steak, melt some Beenleigh Blue into the juices for a delicious and simple sauce.

FAQs

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

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Norman Smalldridge
Distinctive flavour

First time trying this cheese. Very tasty and flavoursome.

Hi Norman,

We're happy to hear you've enjoyed Beenleigh Blue. Thank you so much for your review and feedback.
All the best,

NYD

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John Clothier
Heavenly Blue

We adore Beenleigh. More subtle than its roll model Rocquefort.

Hi John,
Many thanks for sharing your feedback with us! It's much appreciated.
Kind regards,
NYD

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Richard Perry
An old friend returns

I have been unable to get Beenleigh Blue locally for a few years and is a pleasure to enjoy it again. Until recently I have never used mail order for produce but am delighted with the quality of produce and service from Neal’s Yard. I have old and potential new (untried) friends in mind for future purchases.

Hi Richard,
Many thanks for sharing your feedback with us! It's much appreciated.
Kind regards,
NYD

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Laura Forster
Fabulous blue

We love this cheese and so do our guests. It has a glorious flavour.

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Val Bobbins
Delicious

A very different taste to any blue I have tasted before.
Unusual and intriguing