Michael and Mary Davenport have been making cheese since 2005 using milk from their Friesian and Red Poll herd. In the summer the cattle graze on pastures rich in clover and in the winter they are fed with a specific mix of silage and haylage, all of which is grown on the farm. The pate has a rich, creamy quality – rather like Camembert – and due to the cellar-maturation the rind develops natural blooms, imbuing the interior roqueforti moulds with a distinct earthy, mushroomy quality. This is a new style of British blue.

Cote Hill Blue