Blue-ish (500g)

Tastes more blue than it looks!

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In our determination to minimise the environmental impact of everything we do, we decided to trust nature rather than technology in maintaining a cheese-friendly stable-ish temperature in our cheese maturing room.  The reason we did this is that the beautifully thick old stone walls in the building should create a cave-like atmosphere.  It works really well… most of the time. 

A very hot spell of weather in summer 2020 did an unexpected thing to several batches of Fleet Valley Blue. What we think happened is that the warm weather meant the air simply didn’t circulate in the usual way in these cheeses at a critical stage in their development. So what we have is a hard cheese that tastes like blue, but generally doesn’t look very blue at all.  So we’ve called it Blue-ish. 

It’s not up to Fleet Valley Blue standards, but we don’t dislike it either – so we’ve priced it midway between our cooking cheese and our standard blues. So, let us introduce Blue-ish – a reminder that cheese making is a craft that sometimes produces unpredictable results, especially when you rely on nature doing its thing…

All our cheeses are made with vegetarian rennet.

500g wedge.

£22 per kg

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

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.