Most cheese and dairy products are made away from the farm, making it surprisingly rare to find a business today that controls the whole process from start to finish. This is what makes Fen Farm unique and they have three secrets to their success: control, proximity, and gentleness.
They grow their own forage and grazing right on their surrounding landscape. They care for every cow in the herd as an individual and care for the milk from the moment it leaves the cow.
The milk is always fresh, within minutes of the morning milking it is already in their making rooms just a few metres away. Within hours it is being made into cheese and butter. The milk doesn't spend time being transported, meaning the produce retains all its incredible characteristics of fresh milk.
Finally, their unique set up allows for the milk to be gently gravity fed from the milking parlour into the making rooms next door. They produce everything by hand, avoiding the use of big industrial dairy equipment. This is truly an artisan company that really cares.