January 23 2017

Cheese: Bath blue vs Barkham blue cheese

Two independent cheese makers throw their blue cheeses into the ring in our latest comparison.

Barkham blue has a very distinctive appearance. Made in a 1kg ammonite shaped round, it is covered in an attractive natural mould ripened rustic rind. The deep yellow moist interior is spread with dark blue – green veins. It has a rich blue taste, smooth buttery texture with a melt in the mouth flavour, without the harshness associated with some blue cheese.


Bath Blue is a classic blue veined cheese made from the milk of our own organic cows. Ripened in our traditional stone built rooms for eight to ten weeks to give a creamy blue veined taste.

Cheese name Barkham blue Bath Blue
Vegetarian Yes No
Creaminess 7 9
Taste 8 8
Price £4.99 p/250g £9.99 p/250g
Final score 7.5 8.5

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