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Dunsyre Blue

Dunsyre Blue
Photo Credit: H.J. Errington & Co
  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Scotland and United Kingdom

  • Region: Carnwath, Lanarkshire

  • Family: Blue

  • Type: soft, artisan, blue-veined

  • Texture: creamy, crumbly and smooth

  • Rind: mold ripened

  • Colour: cream

  • Flavour: salty, sharp, spicy

  • Aroma: strong

  • Vegetarian: yes

  • Producers: H.J. Errington & Co

Dunsyre Blue is a mould ripened, handmade cheese from H.J. Errington farms in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Made using unpasteurised milk of Ayrshire cows, it is named after a small village near Lanark in the Clyde Valley.

An aged Dunsyre Blue has chunky blue-green moulds intercepting the smooth, creamy coloured interior. When fully developed the cheese imparts a complex flavour that is slightly rich, a little salty, sweet, sharp and spicy. Each flavour has a character of its own and leaves behind a strikingly long aftertaste. The farm has been making this traditional cheese for the last 25 years. Dunsyre Blue is great with either Whisky or a Rhone wine.

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