Bellingham Blue is one of Ireland’s very best cheeses. It has won awards at the very highest level of international cheese tasting competetions and it has won a place in the hearts and on the plates of discerning chefs and cheese lovers everywhere.
From a single closed herd
We source all our raw milk from our cousin’s farm, which is less than one kilometer from our dairy. Paddy Matthews is one of Ireland’s best dairy farmers and the milk from his closed herd of Friesian cows is absolutely unrivaled.
Hand-made in every way
Everything about Bellingham Blue is done by hand. The cheese is hand-made, hand stored and hand-pierced, the rind is -hand-rubbed and every cheese is turned by hand. It takes longer but it’s worth it. You can taste the attention.
Rich in taste and texture
Bellingham Blue and Bellingham Rua are both rich and complex cheeses, with many distinctive subtleties in their taste and texture. The cheeses are known for their creamy finish and the depth and richness of their flavour.
Multiple award winning
Within a few months of its launch, Bellingham Blue had won some of the world’s most prestigious awards. We have won Ireland’s Supreme Cheese award, the Best Blue Cheese in the British Cheese Awards, and many others.