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Dunsyre Blue Cheese

Dunsyre is a Scottish farmhouse blue cheese.

It is a creamy cheese, with a moist, white rind with bluish-green spicy veins running through it. It has a mild, almost sweet taste.

Dunsyre Blue Cheese is made in South Lanarkshire, Scotland by Humphrey Errington from unpasteurized milk from Ayrshire cows curdled with vegetarian rennet.

The curd is formed into foil-wrapped cylinders varying in size from 3 to 4 pounds (1.4 - 1.8 kg), then aged 6 to 12 weeks.

Dunsyre Blue Cheese is sold in cheese shops in 250 g, 500 g or 1 kg cuts.

Errington also makes Lanark Blue Cheese.


Dunsyre Blue Cheese has a 45% fat content.

History Notes

Humphrey Errington created Dunsyre Blue Cheese. He originally wanted to make a winter cheese from sheep's milk, but his sheep wouldn't produce milk in the autumn, so he used cow's milk instead.


Grigson, Jane. Fare of the Country: Scottish Cheese's Earthy Poetry. New York Times. Sunday, 4 February 1990.

See also:

Blue Cheeses

Beenleigh Blue Cheese; Blackstick's Velvet Cheese; Bleu Bénédictin Cheese; Bleu d'Auvergne; Bleu d'Causses; Bleu de Basque; Bleu de Bresse; Bleu de Gex; Bleu de Termignon; Blue Cheese; Blue Wensleydale; Buffalo Blue Cheese; Buxton Blue Cheese; Byland Blue Cheese; Cabrales Blue Cheese; Cambozola Cheese; Canterbury Blue Cheese; Caradon Blue Cheese; Cashel Blue Cheese; Colston Bassett Stilton Cheese; Cornish Blue Cheese; Crème de Saint Agur Cheese; Danish Blue Cheese; Devon Blue Cheese; Dolcelatte; Dorset Blue Vinney; Dunsyre Blue Cheese; Ermite Cheese; Exmoor Blue Cheese; Fourme d'Ambert Cheese; Fourme de Montbrison Cheese; Gorgonzola Cheese; Guler Cheese; Harbourne Blue Cheese; Jindi Deluxe Blue Cheese; Lanark Blue Cheese; Lancashire Blue Cheese; Maytag Blue Cheese; Mrs Bells Blue Cheese; Oxford Blue Cheese; Penicillium Glaucum; Penicillium Roqueforti; Point Reyes Blue Cheese; Roaring Forties Blue Cheese; Roquefort Cheese; Saint Agur Cheese; Shropshire Blue; Somerset Blue Cheese; Stilton; Strathdon Blue Cheese; Troo Bloo You Cheese; Valdeón Cheese

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Oulton, Randal. "Dunsyre Blue Cheese." CooksInfo.com. Published 18 January 2006; revised 09 August 2010. Web. Accessed 06/19/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/dunsyre-blue-cheese>.

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