Exmoor Blue Cheese Company, Somerset
Home to Exmoor Blue is an old stone dairy that lies in a lush valley on the eastern fringe of the Exmoor National Park. Ian and Ruby Arnett, who bought the company in November 2002, maintain a hands-on approach to cheese-making and under their enthusiastic stewardship, the business has gone from strength to strength. Using only traditional hand processes, they make hard and soft blue-veined cheeses using local cow, sheep, goat and buffalo milk. Their products are as consistent as hand-made cheeses possibly can be and their top priority is to ensure that all cheeses reach their customers in the best possible state. Only vegetarian rennet is added to the milk, so all the cheeses produced by the Exmoor Blue Cheese Company are suitable for vegetarians.