Creamy Blue

Young Buck

£8.00£256.00

Maker: Mike Thomson
Region: Down, N.Ireland
Type: blue
Milk: cow
Rennet: traditional
Rind: natural
Age: 3+ months

 


Share

Our friend and neighbour, Mike’s Fancy Cheese, is proud to be creating a new tradition of raw milk cheese making in Northern Ireland.

 

The man behind MFC, Mike Thomson, went from cheese enthusiast at Arcadia Deli in Belfast to cheese making student at the School of Artisan Food, Nottinghamshire. Upon graduating he gained experience from some of the UK leading artisan cheese makers, before going on to be head cheese maker at Sparkenhoe Farm. With the desire to produce his own cheese within Northern Ireland Michael turned to crowdfunding platform, seedrs. Supported by friends and backed by 98 investors, he is now operating out of Newtownards, buying milk from a single herd and is supplying Northern Ireland with its first raw milk cheese, Young Buck.

 

Young Buck blue has a delicate tropical and salty flavour with peppery spicing towards the blue end. It is made in the Stilton style, but as a younger version and hence its name. The texture is sublime, wonderfully creamy that can only come from the skill of the cheese maker and the wonderful raw material, the unpasturised milk. Young Buck has a characteristic knobbly crust with a central smooth creamy blue-veined paste which becomes chalkier and slightly crumbly towards the edges. It pairs wonderfully with Port and a spicy Shiraz in general. A real favourite here with our staff and customers here at Indie HQ.

Additional information

Ingredients

Unpasturised cows milk, starter cultures, animal rennet, salt

Size

Cake Layer, Half Round, Quarter Round, Whole Round, 250g Serves 3-5, 500g Serves 6-10, 1Kg Serves 10-20

Allergen Advice

Contains Milk

Item will be wrapped in waxed paper, and packed for delivery in our eco-friendly Woolcool delivery pouch system guaranteeing a constant temperature for up to 72 hours. Price of Woolcool delivery pouch ??3.95 added at checkoutPlease select a delivery day Wednesday-Friday, we prefer not to ship chilled orders after Wednesday (Mainland UK) or Thursday (NI/ROI) as delays will mean the goods sit in the couriers warehouse over the weekend and probably spoil.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Testimonials

Passionate people supporting passionate producers. A great shop with fantastic produce. Highly Recommend.

Alastair Crown

Fabulous selection of local products. Great staff who took the time to be really helpful, and offered tasting of the produce. Nothing was too much trouble. Great range of products – wish I had had more time to browse. I can’t wait to return.

Shirley Hughes

  • The Guild of Fine Food logo
  • Slow Food logo
  • Taste of Ulster logo
  • Click & Collect
    Free
  • NI
    £5.95
  • ROI
    £7.95
  • Mainland UK
    £9.95
  • EU Mainland
    from £14.95 - Contact Us