Lanark Blue
Lanark Blue
Lanark Blue
Lanark Blue
Lanark Blue Half Cheese
Lanark Blue Half Cheese
Lanark Blue Cheese
Lanark Blue Cheese
Lanark Blue Cheese
Lanark Blue Cheese

Lanark Blue


The finest Scottish Cheese from Humphrey Errington. If you haven't tasted truly wonderful blue cheese that is not crumbly or dry, you are in for a treat. Handmade from raw ewe's milk with vegetarian rennet and Peninillium roqueforti mold, this cheese is aged for twelve weeks, trimmed by hand and turned three times a week so that it never has to be pressed.

Product Code: 0200050

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Sheep Milk
Sheep Milk Cheese
Suitable for Vegetarians
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More about Lanark Blue Cheese ...

Product Origin; Lanark, Scotland

Size Guide; Whole Cheese; tbc Cut Cheese; Dependent on weight

Packaging; Foil/Wax Paper overwrap

Care Details; Keep chilled. Cut Cheese enjoy with 3 days of receipt. Whole Cheese; enjoy within 5 days of opening; 

Best Before; Cut Cheese; within 3 days of receipt

Whole Cheese; minimum 2 weeks from Receipt.

Humphrey Errington, from Scotland read history at Cambridge and then worked for a shipping company in the Far East. In 1982 he returned and moved to a farm called Walston Brahead at Ogcastle near Carnwath, where he began to seriously think about cheese making. Humphrey obtained the help of Janet Galloway, a teacher of cheese-making at the West of Scotland Agricultural College in Ayr. She had spent time studying the making of Roquefort in France and was able to pass on her knowledge. Humphrey also employed Mary Lang, who was trained by Janet Galloway, and cheese maker Ian McLheary. Eventually, Humphrey was able to turn the idea into a reality and the first Lanark Blues were produced in early 1985 and sold in Edinburgh. By July 1986, the cheese was on sale in England.

Lanark Blue is hand-made in a farm-house creamery from unpasteurised ewes milk. The Peninillium roquefortii mould which blues the cheese is introduced into the milk at the start of the cheese making process. Rennet suitable for vegetarians is used. Once the curd has been ladled into forms and has settled into shape , the cheeses are dipped twice in brine, each time being put into clean forms. The cheeses are never pressed. After about a month they are wrapped in foil to inhibit further growth of surface mould, and matured in a cool and damp atmosphere for two months more. They are turned three times a week. The final stage is to scrape them, and then re- wrap them for sale. Everything is done by hand. The foil used to wrap Lanark Blue is overprinted with a distinctive picture of a Lanark milkmaid with a cheese on her lap and a ewe by her side. This picture was created by the artist Tom Errington, Humphrey's brother, who adapted an oil painting by Robert Herdman: it depicts a girl stringing rowan berries watched by her sister.

The sheep graze on hillsides rich in herbs and clover a thousand feet above sea level, overlooking the valley of the upper Clyde. Humphrey has around 400 sheep and the problem of year-round production, a problem with sheep's milk as with goat's, was solved by having two flocks, one lambing in March, which is usual, the other in October. The cheese varies enormously throughout the year which is said to be due to the seasonal changes in the animals diet; the cheese is creamy and medium flavoured in the spring and becomes very full flavoured and wild in the winter. The paste is a mottled ivory white with blue-green mould. The cheeses are shaped like deep half moons, 14cm in radius, 10cm high, weigh one and a half kilograms, and have a fat content of 45%.If you find Lanark blue too salty then take a tip from Roquefort and mash it on your plate with unsalted butter. Lanark Blue can be used in cooking, especially sauces. Lanark Blue is best accompanied by a full bodied red wine.

We want you to be completely satisfied with our goods. However, despite our best efforts, things do go wrong, parcels do go astray, or perhaps its not the right colour. Regardless, we want to make sure we put them right as quickly as possible. So to return goods, we need to give you a Return Merchandise Authorisation (RMA); please dont send anything back without contacting us, and obtaining an RMA.

To Return Goods, and get a RMA

If you want to return goods to us ...

  1. please log in to your account
  2. under Orders, select the Previous Orders tab.
  3. from there, select the relevant order number
  4. click on the RMA link, which is towards the right hand side
  5. Please provide as much information as possible as to why the product/s are unstaisfactory
  6. await our reply (if we havent replied within 48 hours, please call to ensure we have received your request)

Refunds ... The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington offers a full refund on all goods that you may be dissatisfied with (this includes Sale items). Customers who send back unwanted goods that are not damaged will receive the value of the item purchased less the delivery costs.
Unsuitable or defective items may be returned for refund or exchange providing they are received within 7 working days of the original delivery date in brand new, unused condition, in the original undamaged packaging (with labels intact, including hygiene strips)

Please ensure that your return is accompanied by a note stating your name, address, email address, contact telephone number, order number, RMA and the reason for the return and what refund/exchange you require. (As agreed in the RMA)
We will consider the overall condition of the product being returned when making a refund. As soon as we receive your goods we will process your request for a replacement item or refund. We will notify you via email as soon as your request has been processed.
You will need to pay the cost of returning goods to us, unless the goods are defective in which case you will receive a full refund including your postage and packaging costs. Proof of return and postage will be required should an item be lost in transit. Neither refunds nor replacements can be made until such proof is provided. We strongly suggest you get a Certificate of Posting from the Post Office when you send an item back.

All refunds are applied to the credit/debit card used to make the original purchase unless otherwise notified. Refunds will be furnished within 30 days of the agreement to refund.
If you have requested a refund, or replacements of a lower value than the returned goods, a refund will be credited back to the card used to pay for the original order. We will let you know as soon as the refund has been processed.

If you have requested replacements of a higher value, you will need to contact us to make the additional payment.
Sending Goods back..

Once you have a return number from us, and you need to return the goods ... please enclose your order number and ensure all items are well packaged to prevent damage. We recommend using a tracked service to ensure they reach us.

Please send them to;

The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington
Returns Department
11 South Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8NR
Once the goods are received, we will issue the appropriate replacement or refund as detailed above; please allow upto 21 working days for this process.

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