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Local Producers

 

Westcountry Cheeses for your Cheese Boards and Cuisine.

We collect most of these cheese direct from the farms and producers so that they are in prime condition for all your requirements and platters.

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CHEDDARS

DEVON PRODUCED TAW VALLEY

Taw Valley Creamery is based in North Tawton, Devon. Their master cheesemakers take great pride in their craft using time honoured methods, fresh quality milk from local farms and traditional recipes to create the best possible cheese which is checked at every stage of the maturation process to ensure that it has the right taste and texture. Whichever Taw Valley cheese you select, you can be sure that it’s made with as much care and attention as any of their award-winning recipes.

In 2013 the Taw Valley Creamery won over 65 awards at various cheese shows up and down the country including 23 Gold/1st place, and 1 Champion cheese award.

Their cheeses include: MILD, MATURE, TICKLER, TASTY, REDUCED FAT CHEDDAR and EXTRA MATURE.

DEVON PRODUCED QUICKES FARMHOUSE CHEESE

The Quickes have been producing traditional cloth bound cheddars for the last 500 years using milk from their own dairy herd. Every truckle is handmade by one of nine skilled cheese makers before being wrapped in muslin and carefully matured for up to 24 months.

Their cheeses include: MILD, MATURE, EXTRA MATURE, VINTAGE RESERVE, SMOKED, ELDERFLOWER, GOATS CHEESE, RED LEICESTER and DOUBLE GLOUCESTER.

SOMERSET PRODUCED MARYLAND FARM

The Barber family have been farming and making cheese at Maryland Farm in Ditcheat, Somerset since 1833. In the early days, milk from the farm was sold locally and the cheese made was used to feed the family and farm workers.As time went on, the milk needed to make cheese increased and soon the family were buying milk from neighbouring farms as well.

Today the Barber farms comprise 2500 acres of prime Somerset dairy land and are home to some 2,000 dairy cows. They continue to use traditional ‘cheddaring’ techniques combined with a unique collection of traditional starter cultures for which they are sole guardians, to create a truly typical West Country Farmhouse cheddar.

Their cheeses include: MILD, MATURE, VINTAGE, VINTAGE RESERVE, DOUBLE GLOUCESTER, RED LEICESTER and HAYSTACK TASTY.

SOFT CHEESES

DEVON PRODUCED SHARPHAM ESTATE

Established in 1981 in the 18th century coachyard of Sharpham House, Sharpham Dairy produce high quality artisan cheeses using milk from their own herd of Jersey cattle.

In April 2003 they moved into their new purpose-built creamery sited next to the winery. The building is modern and bigger, however the team still employ the same traditional techniques and the cheeses will remain fully hand-produced and free of GM ingredients.

Their cheeses include: SHARPHAM BRIE, ELMHIRST, WASHBOURNE, TICKLEMORE GOAT, RUSTIC and RUSTIC WITH CHIVES AND GARLIC.

SOMERSET PRODUCED LUBBORN CREAMERY

Nestled in the lush valley of Cricket St Thomas, Lubborn Creamery pioneered the craft of making soft-mould cheese in the UK. Their milk is collected from dedicated local farms in the West Country to guarantee the highest quality and freshness. 

After pasteurisation of the milk, specially selected cultures are added and vegetarian rennet is introduced to gently coagulate the milk into the curds that make up the cheese. The curds are cut into cubes to accelerate the release of the whey. The curds are then poured into moulds, which are turned up to three times to drain the whey evenly.

Once removed from the mould, the cheeses are lightly dusted with salt, racked and stored in special maturing rooms. A distinctive edible white coat grows on the cheese during the course of ten days. Their cheese is then wrapped in a breathable material, allowing it to continue to ripen.

Their cheeses include: SOMERSET BRIE, SOMERSET CAMEMBERT and CAPRICORN GOATS CHEESE. 

TREVARRIAN CREAMERY

Trevarrian Creamery are based on the North Cornwall coast and are producers of a number of soft cheeses Using the finest natural ingredients and milk sourced from local farms their brie's are rich and creamy with delicious buttery flavours. Cornish Brie is made using full fat, pasteurised cow’s milk sourced from Cornwall. Ideal for the cheese-board, in a salad, sandwich or for grilling.

Their cheeses include: CORNISH BRIE and ST ENDELLION BRIE.

DEVON CURWORTHY CHEESE

Curworthy cheese is made at Stockbeare Farm on the outskirts of Dartmoor using milk sourced from local farms. 

Their cheeses include: DEVON MAID.

SEMI HARD CHEESES

CORNISH LYNER DAIRIES

Lynher Dairies is now one of the most successful makers of artisan cheese in Britain, consistently winning top prizes, including Gold at the World Cheese Awards 2017. The dairy processes 2 million litres of milk, hand picks two tonnes of nettle and wild garlic leaves and produces more than 200 tonnes of cheese a year.

Their cheeses include: CORNISH YARG and WILD GARLIC CORNISH YARG.

DEVON SHARPHAM ESTATE

Sharpham Dairy was established in 1981 in the eighteenth century coachhouse of Sharpham House. They use milk sourced from their own herd of Jersey cows and traditional techniques to produce top quality cheeses which are all made by hand and free from GM ingredients. 

Their cheeses include: SHARPHAM RUSTIC and RUSTIC WITH CHIVES AND GARLIC. 

DEVON CURWORTHY CHEESE

For the last 25 years Curworthy Cheese has been made at Stockbeare Farm situated in the mid Devon countryside under the shadow of Dartmoor. A perfect area for grass growing with its unique climate of rain and humidity.

Their cheeses include: TRADITIONAL CURWORTHY, MELDON, DEVON OKE, BELSTONE and DARTMOOR CHILLI.

CORNISH WHALESBOROUGH CHEESE

Cheesemaking began on Whalesborough Farm in 1999 using local Cornish milk and their own recipes to create small batch, top quality cheeses. 

Their cheeses include: CORNISH CRUMBLY, KELTIC GOLD, MISS MUFFET, CORNISH SMUGGLER and MISS THYMED.

DEVON TICKLEMORE CHEESE

Ticklemore Cheese are a small cheese dairy based in Totnes, South Devon who produce three hand crafted blue cheeses using locally sourced milk. 

Their cheeses include: DEVON BLUE and BEENLEIGH BLUE.