June 24, 2020

In late 2016, when our cheese Sinodun Hill first arrived on the counter at Neal’s Yard Dairy, it sat amongst a range of other English goats cheeses made by cheesemakers with their own small herds of goats. You could have bought yourself a Stawley, a Tymsboro, a Sleight...

April 18, 2020

This past month has been a very bumpy one for us, like people and businesses around the world. It seems hard to believe that only a month ago, in mid March, it was business as usual with April kidding the next 'big event' on the horizon for us. It is a deeply worrying...

January 6, 2020

Assistant Cheesemaker

Full time assistant cheesemaker required to join our small multi award-winning artisan goats cheese business based on the Earth Trust farm near Wallingford, Oxfordshire (www.nortonandyarrow.co.uk). We are a friendly, family owned organisation with...

November 27, 2019

Meet one of our lovely cheesemakers! Mandy joined us in October 2018 to help us in the run up to Christmas. Although Mandy didn't have any experience of cheesemaking before she joined us, she took to it like a duck to water. She has an eye for detail and plenty of curi...

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...

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