Beacon Blue is silvery like the moon, silky smooth, creamy and fresh on the tongue, yet a good helping of peppery tang quickly develops leaving you craving more and more! It's a favourite cheese of our cheesemaker and grader - people who really know their cheeses.
Beacon Blue is crafted in open vats, then poured into individual moulds, turned by hand and matured under the watchful eyes of our cheese experts until it reaches perfect maturity.
There’s not much you can’t do with Beacon Blue, give your salad a bit of je ne c'est quoi, devour it in a sandwich with a good helping of delicious fig relish or just sneak down in the middle of the night and eat a chunk.
"It's a cheese that's often missed by people - a very unique product with being a blue cheese and a goats' cheese - that's what makes it so special.”
The freshest goats milk makes the best goats cheese and ours comes every day from Nicola Butler’s herd on our family farm just down the lane from our dairy.
Nicola, niece of Gill Hall (Owner of Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses), Matt, and their children Henry and Cora live on Throstle Nest Farm, where they look after 1,000 goats. It’s a 24-hour job, Matt is often up through the night assisting with the birth of the kids. Henry loves to help out when he can on tasks he can manage, like feeding.
Best British Blue Cheese
We're immensely proud of our Beacon Blue, and for good reason. Since its launch, it has scooped a Gold Medal at the 2019 British Cheese Awards and a Silver at the 2019 International Cheese & Dairy Awards.
Most recently, Beacon Blue won Best British Blue Cheese in the inaugural Virtual Cheese Awards 2020. Our creamy blue goats cheese also came third in the grand final, securing its place as one of the premier cheeses in the UK!