Harbourne Blue Cheese is made in Totnes, Devon, England, from pasteurized goat’s milk. It is almost white with greyish-green veins, and is firm and crumbly. The rind is moist.
It generally has a mild taste with a bit of a tang in it, but “it is quite variable in taste and texture depending on the season it is made in. Young cheeses are light and delicate with a crumbly texture. Older cheeses are often stronger (or very strong).” Accessed April 2022 at https://ticklemorecheesedairy.wordpress.com/harbourne-blue/
The goat’s milk is heated, then starter culture is added, then vegetarian rennet and penicillium roqueforti. The milk is allowed to curdle for 45 minutes, then the curd is cut, and let stand for 15 minutes. The curd is then packed into moulds for 2 days.
At the end of that period, the cheese is turned out of its mould, the surface is salted, and it stands for a few more days. Holes are then poked in the cheese to allow air in. When mould starts to develop, the cheese is foil wrapped to protect the rind, then the cheese is aged 3 to 4 to 6 months.
Harbourne Blue Cheese is made in rounds 16 cm wide by 12 cm tall (6 ½ inches x 5 inches), and weighing 2 ½ to 3 kg (5 ½ to 6 ½ pounds).
Harbourne Blue Cheese has 48% fat content.
Harbourne Blue was developed by Robin Congdon at Sharpham Barton, Devon, where he had a dairy. The cheese is named after the Harbourne River, a tributary of the River Dart which flows through the hamlet of Beenleigh in Devon. Accessed April 2022 at https://ticklemorecheesedairy.wordpress.com/about-us/
It is now by Ben Harris at Ticklemore Cheese Dairy. ”Made by Ben Harris who took over from Robin Congdon, this is one of the superb family of Ticklemore cheeses…” The Cheese Shed. Accessed April 2022 at https://www.thecheeseshed.com/products/cheese/goat/item/harbourne-blue
At the 2019 Artisan Cheese Awards, Harbourne Blue won a silver award. Accessed April 2022 at https://ticklemorecheesedairy.wordpress.com/harbourne-blue/
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