November 19, 2019

What kind of team do you need to run a small artisan cheese business like Norton and Yarrow? In the very early days, it was just the two of us - a (Fraser) Norton and a (Rachel) Yarrow. We both did all elements of the business from goat husbandry and milking, to cheese...

November 28, 2018

Fraser and I often get asked about how we got into cheese making, and whether we already knew what we were doing before we decided to start our cheese business. Actually, we didn't! We had the idea of becoming cheesemakers first, and then set about learning how to do i...

September 13, 2018

This year has been quite extraordinary and challenging for those of us whose working lives are so intimately bound up with the weather. The past few weeks with their mild autumn weather have been lovely and quite honestly the first that have seemed 'normal' for ages!

It...

February 22, 2018

It is almost 4 weeks to the day that we started our first ever cheese make in our new cheese making room at the farm, and we are starting to feel settled in. The new rooms (cunningly fashioned from converted shipping containers) were designed around our own cheese maki...

October 16, 2017

Over the summer, we were working hard on a planning application and grant application for building a new micro creamery just next to where we milk the goats at the Earth Trust farm. We currently make cheese at Nettlebed Creamery in a wonderful building where we rent so...

May 20, 2017

Fraser and I were surprised and delighted to learn that our cheese Sinodun Hill had won the Best New Cheese at the Artisan Cheese Awards in Melton Mowbray back in April. We travelled up to the Awards Dinner with our son Gabriel (pictured above) to collect our rather sp...

January 18, 2017

One of the lovely things about being part of the Earth Trust Farm Step community is that we benefit from the help of volunteers who support the work of the Trust. We have been lucky enough to work with three volunteers so far - Sally, Roseanna and Claudia. Sally also r...

November 22, 2016

We were delighted when we heard we had been nominated in the 'Best New Business' category in the Didcot First Business and Community Awards. We then completed an information sheet and heard in October that we had been shortlisted by judges and were down to the final th...

October 17, 2016

Keeping goats makes you a bit of a weirdo in the farming world. All the regulations, data and medicines seem designed for pigs, sheep and cattle, with goats either not mentioned or featured as an afterthought. There are almost no vet medicines specifically designed and...

September 22, 2016

Today we took two of our milking goats into our brand new milking parlour for the first time. Until now we've been hand milking them twice a day while converting an old barn into a small, modern parlour, fit for producing milk to the highest hygienic standards. This wa...

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