Fresh, Creamy and Blue!
Age: 1 month +
Country + Region: United Kingdom, Cotswolds
Milk Type: Cow
Style Of Cheese: White Soft Molded
Producer: Simon Weaver
The farm is ideally suited for growing grass, and during the spring and summer the clover-sown meadows deliver all their promise. Bordered by the River Dikler, the Fosse Way and the village of Lower Slaughter, the land is made up of low-lying river meadows that have never been intensively farmed. On the higher ground, nitrogen-rich clover meadows create ideal grazing conditions for the winter months.
Their herdsman Richard has spent his entire life working with cattle, with over 42 years experience in the field. He is on first name terms with each of the 250 cows on the farm, and can often be found chewing over the latest gossip with the girls as they wander around the farm.
Despite having to get up at 4.30am every day of the year, Richard loves rising half an hour earlier in the summer months to make the most of the beautiful morning light and lead the girls on a leisurely stroll from the fields to the milking shed – a gentle introduction to their working day.