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Devon Blue

Devon Blue

Devon Blue

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Devon Blue was one of the first modern British blue cheeses, created by Robin Congdon in the 1970s.  Unpressed, French-style, it is sold by The Courtyard Dairy at four months old, when it is flinty, minerally and light with a subtle blue taste.
Robin Congdon started farming in the 1970s with 30 sheep.  With time he diversified into making cheese (“cheese making is like farming bacteria,” he says) and set-up Ticklemore Cheese, creating classics such as Beenleigh Blue, Harbourne Blue and Ticklemore Goat (now made by nearby Sharpham Dairy).

Ben Harris joined the team in 2001 and now runs Ticklemore Cheese; they have long-since sold the sheep and now source the cows milk from the South Hams.

The original Devon Blue recipe was developed by Robin and based on Roquefort.  He went over to where it is made to visit the caves… but they would tell him nothing.  So he brought back a scraping of mould and started from there.  Robin then built a maturing cellar to mimic the conditions of the Roquefort caves, which includes fresh running water.  After being moulded and pierced to allow the blue mould to form, the cheese is wrapped in foil to prevent rind development.

The cheese Ben produces today is very different from Roquefort.  Devon Blue is made with cows’ milk collected locally in the South Hams, and is made seasonally to fit in with the production of the other blue cheeses they make: Beenleigh (sheep's) and Harbourne (goats).  It has the richness and sweetness of cow's milk but is flinty, minerally and light, being aged for four months.  Older batches mature out to become creamier and stronger in flavour.

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.

Christmas Period Delivery

Last Order Date for Christmas Delivery is 12th December
Christmas Pre-Orders will be sent out w/c 18th December
We will be accepting orders between Christmas & New Year; these will be dispatched from 29th December.

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01729 823291

Opening Times

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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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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