Strathdon Blue is a blue cheese, reminiscent of a milder version of Stilton, with a spicy taste and many blue veins.
It is made from pasteurized cow’s milk (about 70% Friesian and 30% Ayrshire milk.) One version curdles the milk with calf’s rennet; the other uses vegetarian rennet.
Both are aged 8 to 12 weeks.
Strathdon Blue Cheese is made by the Highland Fine Cheese Company Limited at Blarliath Farm, in Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland. The company owner is Rory (aka Ruaridh) Stone, son of Susannah Stone, who makes other Scottish cheeses.