Red Lion Birchover
Red Lion Birchover

Bircher Blue Cheese

In addition to fulfilling his roles as chef, brewer, lecturer, father and farmer, our landlord Matteo has been perfecting the recipe for Bircher Blue cheese for a little over 10 years! Having grown up in Sardinia where being self-sufficient is the norm, Matteo was inspired by his grandparents' talent for cheese making and so embarked upon a Derbyshire cheesemaking journey himself.

Starting in a rather large pan in our kitchen, Bircher Blue slowly developed and became refined, finally becoming the rich, buttery cheese we enjoy today. We have long since left the 'big pan' method behind and now produce our cheese at Woodthorpe Manor farm in Tupton, using milk from Roger Marriott's herd there. Roger comes from three generations of dairy farmers and looks after his cows like a doting father! Fed on the best home grown grain, the cows are milked, the milk pasturised and fed into our cheese making vats within the hour, ensuring optimum quality and freshness.

Bircher Blue cheese is a creamy, sweet blue cheese with a richness only made possible by using the best quality milk.

Our cheese is available to buy from the bar and from:

  • The Cheshire cheese and wine emporium, Bakewell
  • Youlgreave village shop
  • Winster village shop
  • R.G Morris & Sons fishmongers

 

Contact

Red Lion Birchover

Main street

Birchover, Matlock

DE4 2BN

Summer Opening hours

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday - 12pm-11pm

Thursday - 12pm-11pm

Friday - 12pm-11pm

Saturday - 12pm-11pm

Sunday - 12pm-10pm

Food served:

Wednesday & Thursday until 7.45pm

Friday & Saturday until 8.15pm

Sunday until 7.45pm (carvery until 5pm)

 

 

Call us for reservations

Tel:

01629 650363

Tables for 10 or more people will be subject to a non-refundable deposit of £5 pp.

(Please Note: we cannot always confirm bookings made via email. Please call us to book.)

News

 

Sunday carvery now available!

Get a fantastic home-cooked Sunday roast dinner from just £8.50

Served from 12pm every Sunday.

Booking recommended.

 

 

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