Kearney Blue Cheese at Farmview Dairies
This little circle of cheese has an amazing story. The Kearney Cheese Company was established in 2010. The first cheese was made in a kitchen pot near Kearney Village, County Down. Inspired by the local landscape, it evokes images of the dry stone walls and old windmills around the southern tip of the Ards Peninsula. It has a rustic texture, a blue grey rind and round shape, the interior is creamy with blue streaks and splodges. The taste is creamy fresh, a little salty with a piquant blue finish.
Kearney Blue has always been made from the best quality Northern Irish pasteurised cows’ milk. Farmview Dairies supplied the milk for the first cheese and continue to do so today. They get their milk from a small number of local farms, carefully selected for the quality of their herd, the milk they produce and the skills of the farmer. Low on food miles, too!
Kearney Blue is handmade at Farmview dairies where they’ve installed a purpose built production area. They use methods learned from top artisan producers in Bavaria, the Austrian Tyrol and France. The process for making Kearney Blue has not changed since it was first produced in a kitchen pot, the only difference now is that there is more for others to enjoy.
What They Do
A truly spectacular blue cheese
3 stars at 2016 Great Taste Awards. 2012 Gold at the British Cheese Awards - 2011 Bronze in the Blue cheese category at the World Cheese Awards - 2011 ‘Best Irish Cheese’ at the Nantwich International Cheese Festival.