Dorset Blue Vinny is a multi-award winning English blue cheese, little known outside the West Country. It is made at Woodbridge Farm in north Dorset to 300-year-old recipe, using hand-skimmed milk from the farm's Holstein-Friesian cows. Exceptionally creamy with a mellow blue taste, Dorset Blue Vinny has a flavoursome, edible rind. It tastes delicious on an oatcake with a spoonful of dark and fruity chutney. More information (including allergens) >
This was such a find on my cheese travels last year, so creamy I can't believe they skim the milk
Country of Origin
Ingredients: Cheese (milk).
Allergen advice: for allergens see ingredients in bold.
Dorset Blue Vinny is made from the milk of the Davies' own herd of 270 cows. Following a TB scare three years ago, all milk for cheese-making is now pasteurised and after being left to settle in vats for a couple of hours, its cream is hand-skimmed off the top before starter cultures, rennet and Penicillium roqueforti spores are added.
The name Dorset Blue Vinny comes from a local Dorset term "vinew" meaning to become mouldy. It could also be that "vinny" is a corruption of the word "veiny" referring to the blue pattern running through the cheese. In 1998 the cheese was awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status and today, Woodbridge Farm is the only producer. It is little known outside the West Country but the team are working to raise its profile, winning a number of awards in recent years. In 2018, Dorset Blue Vinny won "Gold" at the World Cheese Awards in Bergen and was crowned Best Blue Cheese and People's Choice in the Great British Cheese Awards.
only had small amount at this moment but very pleased with what we have had thanks to james martin jean & phil
Very pleased with the cheese delivered not complaints thsnkyou
Fabulously gnarly looking, complex, balanced, delicious. 10/10