Skinny Blue (500g)

An intense blue made with lower fat milk

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Now Sold Out for 2020 - this product is likely to return in Spring 2021.

Introducing Skinny Blue, an experimental batch of blue cheese that we’ve fallen slightly in love with.  This is a cheese for people who love a really strong blue, it’s powerful, punchy, sharp, tangy, aromatic and goes well with a rich, red wine.  Why skinny? Because it’s made with low fat milk and as a ripened cheese it has a fat content 33% lower than Fleet Valley Blue. Here’s the story behind it…

The way we currently manage our farm means the calves arrive in two fairly short blocks of time, one half of the herd calve in autumn and the other half in the spring. This means there’s a seasonal cycle to the composition of the milk, and what fluctuates most is the butterfat content.  

During January and February the butterfat content of our milk was so low that we couldn’t make our usual cheeses so we decided to experiment to see what cheeses we could make with low fat milk.  We made two batches of this cheese, this is the second of those batches so when it's gone that will be it for this year. Since we have now passed the ‘low fat milk’ phase we'll need to wait till winter before we can make it again. 

Photo for illustrative purposes.  Cheese is cut to order to maximise shelf life. This cheese has a best before date of three weeks after cutting.

All our cheeses are made with vegetarian rennet.

500g wedge

£27 per kg

Your cheese order will be delivered in Woolcool bags, a system of eco-friendly insulated packaging made from sheep’s wool. These special cool bags keep our cheeses below  5oC  for 48 hours so that they reach you perfectly chilled and ready to enjoy. Cheeses are sent using a next day delivery courier service, however occasionally delivery can be delayed. This is happening more frequently during the coronavirus crisis and so we cannot guarantee delivery on your requested date. Please be reassured that our insulated packaging and chill packs have been designed to accommodate a 48 hour delivery window. Therefore, if you receive your cheese a day later than expected, the cheese will be absolutely fine. The Sorba-freeze ice packs we use are reusable, they can be dehydrated (on a radiator) and rehydrated with water and refrozen.

Standard Delivery Charges

Taster, Mini Taster & Selection Packs and Cheesy Night In


Cheese Order value of £35 or over

UK Mainland - free
Scottish Highland Mainland - £10
Scottish Highland Mainland (parcel content weighs under 1.5kg) - free
Highlands & Islands, Northern Ireland (parcel content weighs over 1.5kg) - £25
Highlands & Islands, Northern Ireland (parcel content weighs under 1.5kg) - free

Cheese Order value below £35

UK Mainland - £7
Scottish Highland Mainland - £15
Scottish Highland Mainland (parcel content weighs under 1.5kg) - £7
Highlands & Islands, Northern Ireland (parcel content weighs over 1.5kg) - £25
Highlands & Islands, Northern Ireland (parcel content weighs under 1.5kg) - £7

For full details of the postcode areas covered by each area, please see the Delivery page