Butlers to supply cheese to Honest Burgers restaurants

Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses has won the contract to supply its Blacksticks Blue cheese to Honest Burgers.

Diners at the chain's more than 40 restaurants can now choose to top their burger with a melted Blacksticks Blue Mega Slice handmade in Butlers’ Preston dairy.

The thick 80mm round slices are cut from a whole, handmade cheese complete with edible rind and fit snugly on a beef patty, melting in 30 seconds. Honest's switch from bagged, crumbled Stilton to Blacksticks Blue slices reduces food waste and optimises preparation time.

Ready-to-use Blacksticks Blue Mega Burger Slices, designed for home cooking and BBQs, are available in Waitrose and Spar supermarkets nationally and online through the Butlers letterbox cheese store.

Adam Layton, Honest Burgers head of collaboration, said: "The provenance, people and backstory behind a product are really important to us. Butlers is a family dairy making quality farmhouse cheeses and Blacksticks Blue hits that sweet spot where it satisfies both blue cheese lovers and attracts those who might be scared off by stronger blues like stilton. Blacksticks Blue can convert unbelievers to the blue side."

Matthew Hall from Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses said: "We see time and time again that Blacksticks Blue hooks blue cheese fans in further and converts those who think they don’t like it. It’s a unique, modern blue cheese and the best thing about this burger is that now even more people will be able to try it.

"We love working with Honest Burgers because like Blacksticks Blue, they’re bold, brave and push the boundaries in the name of great flavour."

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