Lanark Blue cheese is made from unpasteurised ewes milk from their own flock of Lacaune ewes. Lanark Blue is completely handmade on the farm. They pump the milk across from the parlour each morning to vats less than 20 metres away and the cheese matures in cool and moist traditional stone buildings giving it its unique flavour.
It's matured for six weeks (early season) and for up to 8 months for Christmas time / Burns night. As they only milk the sheep from January to September, seasonal variations in the cheese will be found. Spring cheese will be fresh and sweet with the blue veins providing a light blue flavour while cheese for Christmas/ Burns night will be more powerful becoming more pungent.
Storage: Keep refrigerated below 5 degrees and once opened re-wrap in the foil provided (bees wax wraps are a good alternative to cling film) to keep it at its best.
Please note that these will vary throughout the season and between batches due to the natural changes in the milk over the lactation period and the fact that the cheese is handmade.
Moisture 39.3%, Fat 31.2%, Saturated Fat 21% Salt 1-1.5%, Protein 22.3% Ash 2.7% Carbohydrate 4.5%, Energy 1622.2KJ 388 kcal, Sugar <1% Dietary Fibre 0% Monounsaturated 8.5% Polyunsaturated 1.6%