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Lanark Blue

Lanark Blue

Lanark Blue

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An iconic farmhouse British cheese, this is Scotland’s answer to Roquefort; the rich sheep’s milk complemented by a strong, powerful blue veining.  Lanark Blue was created in the 1980s and has become a modern classic.

Made by Selina Errington in Carnwath, near Edinburgh, Lanark, Scotland.

In the early 1980s Humphrey Errington took on a small holding just south of Biggar, close to Edinburgh, Scotland.  Wanting to recreate a cheese traditional to the area, he discovered that sheep were more common than cattle on this rugged landscape, so decided to use sheep‘s milk to make cheese following a recipe written in the 1820s by Sir Walter Scott.  Travelling to France he imported the finest dairy sheep to be found, the Lacaune breed (the same used to produce Roquefort), and set about creating a unpressed blue cheese similar to those made throughout the North of England in the middle ages.

The cheese, Lanark Blue, was soon established, and it quickly became a well-known classic throughout Scotland.  Based loosely on a Roquefort recipe, it has a powerful flavour that comes from the richness of the milk from the sheep milk feeding on the unforgiving mountainside.  Humphrey soon became known as pioneer in the revival of the Scottish cheese industry and helped unpasteurised cheese to continue to be made in Scotland, though not without a few legal battles.

In recent years, Humphrey has taken a back seat as his daughter, Selina, has taken over the reins of the cheese making.  Her husband Andrew runs the farm and milks their 450-strong flock of sheep.

This product will have two weeks shelf life from the date of delivery.  

Ingredients: Milk, salt, cheese cultures and rennet.

Delivery Details

FREE DELIVERY OVER £55, otherwise £5.95




Shipping Facts

Orders are dispatched Monday to Thursday. However, due to courier capacity dispatch may be within 2 days of placing your order.


Minimum Order Details

There is a minimum order of £25.

Additional Delivery Facts

Unfortunately we are unable to send goods to the following postcodes: AB31-56, BT1-94, FK17-21, GY1-10, HS1-9,IM1-9, IV1-63, JE1-5, KA27-28, KW0-17, PA20-78, PH15-50, TR21-25, ZE1-3.

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The Courtyard Dairy

Award wining purveyors of world cheeses, their extensive range have been aged to perfection, then hand-cut at the shop. You might occasionally find the same cheese available elsewhere, but we doubt they will taste as good – cheeses matured by The Courtyard Dairy taste simply amazing


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