Cheese Farm News

Stay up to date with news from the Cheese Farm; from cow's to cheese making to wine pairing. 



Last year, it was time for Martin, our head cheesemaker, to create a cheese of his own. Originally from the North East, Martin wanted to make a cheese which paid homage to his surroundings. After experimenting with the acidity of the cheese, he was delighted to produce a cheese which was sharp in bite, but creamy in finish, and with a delightful crumbly texture. Thus this fabulous cheese was born. Keen to experiment further, the dairy then began waxing the cheese. Martin didn’t hesitate...

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Family Fun Day 2015

Following the success of the 30th birthday party last year, Northumberland Cheese Company are holding another open day at their Cheese Farm to mark the closing of the summer. The ‘Family Fun Day’ has a host of family friendly activities. There will be petting animals from Whitehouse Farm, providing a variety of animals to cuddle. ‘Chris Cross’, the award-winning magician and street artist will be there, providing exclusive close-up and incredible magic. There will also be a bouncy...

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Northumberland Cheese Wedding Cakes

Cheese wedding cakes are a fantastic way to side-step the traditional fruit cake. They are becoming more and more popular, and with our enquiries increasing all the time, we thought it might be good to give you all a bit of background info, just so you know more what to expect. 1) We only provide Northumberland Cheese. If you're looking for Brie, Camembert, Chedder, or any of the more well-known cheeses, you will have to seek them elsewhere. It is possible to add in your own tiers of chee...

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We are Hiring!

Good news! At Northumberland Cheese Company we have an exciting opportunity for a talented Sales & Marketing Manager to join our small and passionate team. If you enjoy a challenge, have a huge love for good food and have an interest in marketing, we would like to hear from you.  The role of Sales & Marketing Manager at Northumberland Cheese is varied, and no two days are ever the same. A natural networker, you will be always on the hunt for new business opportunities an...

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An Interview with our Goat Farmers

  Ewen and Tessa own a small farm in Carlisle. Having supplied us with raw goats milk for over ten years, I wanted to meet them to find out all about the goats and the milk. I meet Ewen and Tessa in a large goat barn, which smelled of a mixture of sweet hay and only a faint whiff of goat. The barn was filled with nanny goats and their kids of varying shades, including a sweet golden baby goat that Tessa was particularly fond of.   So how old is this little one? ...

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Our NEW Cheese Loft Cafe

    We are so pleased to introduce you to our new Cheese Loft Café! Situated above our working dairy on the Blagdon Estate in Northumberland (NE13 6BZ), it offers a selection of breakfast options, lunch, cakes and drinks seven days a week, from 10:00 until 17:00. Having recently undergone a major renovation, the new urban chic Cheese L...

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Road closed for filming but we are still open as usual

  To all our customers and delivery men/woman: On Thursday 11th October 2012 the road leading to the Cheese Farm will be closed for short periods of time whilst they are filming – how exciting! You can wait in your car or van whilst they film as it shouldn’t take very long and they will let you through as soon as they can. Please do not be put off by any ‘Road Closed’ signs, the Tea Room and dairy will still be open as usual and we look forward to seeing you.  For furthe...

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2011 Cheese Awards- notes of a humble prize winner!!

Frome Cheese Show 2011 Red carpets, flashing lights, little black dresses and champagne flutes are all images that come to mind when you think about Awards Ceremonies. But no, not in the cheese industry. Let’s try that picture again; chef whites, rows of...

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Christmas Cheese Center Piece to WOW!

    Why chose between a Christmas Cheese Board and a Table Center Piece when you could have both in one?! We think our Northumberland Cheeses are looking so good this year that they are forming part of the Christmas Decorations. Move over Turkey, out of the way Sprouts- let’s make Northumberland Cheese the centre of attention this Christmas. Our to...

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Winter Time on Blagdon Farm

Posted by Andy- Farm Manager at the Blagdon Estate Leaves are crunching under foot, trees are bare and frost has started to decorate our fields. Although the countryside is looking sleepy we are busy behind shed doors. Our Blagdon Estate dairy cows, nearly 140 of them, are tucked away inside for the winter. Although you may think it is bit of a crowd ...

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Christmas Time, Cheese and Wine, LaLaLa La Laaa!!

Firstly, welcome to our new website. We hope you enjoy having a look around and what an exciting time to be joining us! We are in full swing getting ready for Christmas; the dairy vats are churning 2,000 litres of milk 5 days a week, busy hands are wrapping perfect wedges of Northumberland Cheese and our shop and offices are overflowing with ch...

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