All our cheese is made at the Earth Trust Farm in South Oxfordshire. We use goats' milk from our own herd and from another local herd we partner with. We use traditional methods to make our cheese, specialising in gentle, slow cheese recipes with the minimum of added ingredients so the exceptional quality of the milk itself is fully expressed in the flavour and texture of the cheeses.
Sinodun Hill is a pyramid cheese made using a traditional making process which is slow, gentle and using the minimum of added cultures and rennet so the milk itself can really sing.
The initial make process takes place over 4 days after which it is ripened for up to 21 days to develop the rind and bring out complexity in the flavour and texture. The rennet is vegetarian, derived from the cardoon thistle.
The result is a flavoursome cheese with a fresh, citrus flavour which deepens as it ages to reveal almond and red fruit notes. Its creamy, mousse-like texture is particular unique and admired by Sinodun devotees.
Its rind is a stunning ivory colour and seasonally develops a dusting of blue and grey moulds as it ages, which add to the flavour and character of the cheese.
It is named after Sinodun Hill, the ‘proper’ name for one the Wittenham Clumps, standing just above the Earth Trust farm where the goats graze. You can read more about the rind of Sinodun Hill here. We use a mixture of milk from our own herd and milk from another local herd to produce Sinodun Hill.
Sinodun Hill won Best Artisan Cheese in the World Cheese Awards in 2022, as well as Best New Cheese at the British Artisan Cheese Awards 2017.
Brightwell Ash is a ripened goats cheese disc with an ash based natural rind.
It has a silky texture and particularly sumptuous flavour with hazelnut and citrus notes. It is made with vegetarian rennet. The rind develops natural moulds on the ash base which add greatly to the flavour and character of the cheese and vary seasonally.
We only use milk from our own herd of pasture-fed goats to produce Brightwell Ash.
Brightwell Ash won Best Goats' Cheese at the Artisan Cheese Awards in May 2022.