Hebridean Blue

Crumbly. Milky. Complex.

Regular price £7.50
Pairs well with beer or cider Contains cow's milk Pairs well with fortified wines RRaw/unpasteurised Pairs well with whisky

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originScotland, Isle of Mull
style textureMedium blue, crumbly
milk treatmentRaw
drinkRed wine, ale, port


About the Cheese

Hebridean Blue is a moderate farmhouse blue cheese crafted by the renowned producers of Isle of Mull Cheddar. 

Made from raw cow’s milk sourced from a herd of Friesians, this cheese is matured for a minimum of 8 weeks, but often much longer. 

Mature and robust, it channels the strength of a highlander into full-bodied saltiness, tangy depths, and a peppery warmth that resonates with every bite. Spicy, salty, and sumptuously creamy, Hebridean Blue is a Scottish icon and a must-try for blue cheese aficionados.


Cheesemaker: The Reade Family

In 1979, Jeff and Christine (Chris) Reade moved from Somerset to the rugged Isle of Mull, settling in the derelict farm of Scriob Ruadh.

Through hard work and innovation, they transformed the farm into a thriving dairy operation, now famous for its exceptional cheese.

The Reades formed a symbiotic relationship with Tobermory Distillery, using its fermented grain by-products to supplement their cows' diet, adding a unique depth to their cheese's flavour.

Starting with just 10 cows, their herd has grown to 130 mixed-breed cattle, bred for hardiness and high protein. The farm now includes modern cow housing, milking facilities, cheesemaking rooms, aging cellars, and a hydroelectric plant.

Today, the farm and its cheesemaking operations are managed by the Reades' children and grandchildren, continuing the legacy of producing renowned Isle of Mull cheese.


1% of every sale will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation via Work for Good

Due to small-scale production and logistical delays certain cheeses and condiments may be unavailable. We'll substitute them with similar products as needed. You can specify if you are happy with substitutions on the Cart page.


The delivery charge is worked out based on the postcode.


EH39-EH42 postcodes (Haddington, Gifford, Dunbar, North Berwick, East Linton, other areas within 5 mile radius of the shop): Orders over £40 - free delivery.

Other EH and FK1-16 post codes (East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife) : Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ delivery is £4.50.

Central Scotland: Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ £5.50;

Northern Scotland and Highlands: £5.50 (2-5 day service). Please note, we recommend selecting Wednesday as your delivery day to allow enough time for the order to be delivered before the weekend (when courier depots are closed)


England & Wales: Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ £5.50.

London: Order over £50 ‐ free delivery; order under £50 ‐ £7.50.

Northern Ireland and Islands (Isle of Man, Scilly, Skye, Wight, Jersey, Guernsey): we currently do not ship to.

Most of the UK mainland gets a next day delivery service. However, certain areas of the UK get a longer service. Our shipping boxes are designed to be safe in transit for up to 48 hours (longer during the cold months). 

When placing an order, please make sure to provide:

  • an alternative delivery instruction, in case you’re not in to receive the order (such as “leave on porch, leave in a shed, leave with neighbour”)
  • complete post code and mobile number (will be used for courier notifications)


Our checkout system allows you to pick a date in the future to receive your delivery.

Our courier partners are APC Overnight. 

Once your order is shipped you will receive tracking details. Because all orders are shipped via a third-party, you would need to contact the courier directly if you have any questions about your parcel. Their email address is depot175@apc-overnight.com 

If you are buying cheeses for a special occasion, please allow an extra day or two for your cheeses to arrive, in case of unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances.

During December and other peak periods, we may require additional days to process and deliver your order.


We take great care in packaging and delivering your order.

  • Cheeses are wrapped in specialist cheese paper that will allow them to breathe and not suffocate.
  • Cheeses and condiments are then packaged in a cardboard box (reusable and recyclable) with an insulated foil pouch and ice packs to ensure the correct temperature is maintained for up to 48 hours (longer during the cold months).


A personalised gift note can be included with all of our products at no extra charge.

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