An organic farm run by the Whitehead family, in one form or another, for over 60 years.
They now have a herd of pedigree Guernsey cows, and produce various cheeses' from their unpasteurised milk. These include 'Toakenden' a Bel Paese-type cheese, elastic in texture and similar to Mozzarella when heated.
It's excellent in toasted sandwiches, but very good eaten in its own right - it's named after a previous name of the farm.
The 'Belle's range of soft, crumbly cheese is produced in various flavours ranging from natural through garlic and herb to 'Special' (Almond & Raisin). 'Mozzarella' is also made - this being traditionally stretched by hand, before being formed into balls.
All are available by mail order/online.
- Open: Cheese can be collected from the farm by arrangement
ProductsCheese Producers Cheese - local Cheese - organic Cheese - soft