Way, way, way up at the top of Scotland there's a small dairy right on the North Sea. How anyone managed to find this cheese up in parts unknown (and I have actually been to this part of Scotland and I assure you there is not a whole lot there) is beyond me, but I am glad that they did.
Song and I popped this cheese out of its beautiful blue wrapper this afternoon and were immediately smitten. Gooey and soft, it is nothing at all like the ubiquitous Stilton. The cheese is made using a mixture of Ayrshire (Scottish breed) and Holstein-Friesian milk.
Like all of our other cheeses from the British Isles, Strathdon Blue comes to us via Neal's Yard Dairy in London.