The saltiness of the blue cheese along with the sweetness of the brown sugar and the crunch of the walnuts and granary flour is a combination that simply works.
Combine the flour, salt and bi-carbonate of soda in a bowl. Crumble in the blue cheese and mix through the flour. Don't over mix as you want to retain little pockets of blue cheese in your mix.
Form a well in the centre and add the honey and milk along with the yoghurt. Fold in the flour with the walnuts making sure not to over mix.
Grease and flour a cake tin. Add the soda bread mix and allow to stand for 2-3 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200C. Bake the soda bread for 40 minutes. The bread is cooked when the tip of a knife comes out clean when inserted into the centre.
Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool.
Recipe by Patrick Ryan Of Firehouse Bakery