Between the foothills of the Cotswold hills and the rich
fertile ground of the Vale of Evesham, lies Gorsehill Abbey Farm. The
Dairy herd like the rest of the farm is managed to organic standards, and
the Montbeliarde and Friesian cows are traditional breeds renowned for the
quality of their milk and the flavour which it imparts to the cheese.
The farm has been registered organic for
over 10 years, although it has been managed along organic lines for very much
longer. Many of the pastures are at least 150 years old, and retain the ridge
and furrow pattern which developed in the middle ages but disappeared from most
farms in the second half of the 20th century due to modern cultivation
techniques. The cows also graze the Perry Pear orchards beneath ancient
trees whose fruit is used to produce
perry in the autumn.
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A variety of soft cheeses and "Fromage Frais" ranging from
Cotswold Natural and Cotswold Herb a
very fresh young garlic and herb flavoured cheese through the more mellow
St Eadburgha, to the semi hard
rich and creamy St Kenelm or the nuttier taste of St Egwin
Michael and Diane Stacey have been farming here for over
thirtyfive years, and our son Nick has lived here all his life. Although we have made cheese
for the family for many years we have only been making it commercially since
In September 2006 Rebecca joined us, to help on the farm and in the cheese
room and at some of the markets where you may meet her.
In November 2006 Gordon joined us and is now taking care of the cows to allow
us to concentrate more on the cheese.
We are members of to the Specialist Cheesemakers
Association, and by visiting their website
http://www.specialistcheesemakers.co.uk/ you can find out about many small scale
cheesemakers like us who make cheese for the love of the product and the land
and countryside which produces it.
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