Our dairy uses milk from our own Friesian-Holstein cows to create cheese, butter and ice-cream. Dudley hand makes all our cheeses using traditional methods and it is all matured on beech racks in the Food Centre’s cheese store. The cheeses include:
- The Cheese With No Name: A mould ripened, mild, soft and creamy textured cheese.
- Croft Gold: A semi-soft cheese that is rind washed in Herefordshire Cider Brandy to give a pungent and powerful flavour. This cheese won a top award at the World Cheese Awards.
- Bromfield Priory: A crumbly cheese with a fresh sharp character. This cheese has won a top award at the British Cheese Awards two years running.
- Remembered Hills Blue: A stilton style blue cheese that is full of flavour.
- Oakly Park Cheddar: Named after the Estate this cheddar is far removed from mass produced versions. It is creamy and has a plenty of character.
- Ludlow Blue: This is the only Shropshire Blue made in Shropshire and is unique in using organic carrot juice to introduce the trademark orange colour.
- Parmesan: We are waiting patiently for Dudley’s take on Parmesan but it won’t be ready until Christmas 2011. We can’t call it Parmesan for legal reasons so if you have any suggestions please email us.
- Bromfield Blue: These individual blue cheeses have a milder flavour and a creamier texture. Bromfield Blue is a semi soft variety that is matured for just 5 to 6 weeks. Unlike other blue cheeses they have as much blue on the outside as on the inside. For blue cheese lovers these individual cheeses are great for sharing and the perfect centrepiece for any dinner table.
- Lady Halton Smoked: This is the latest edition to our cheese family. Lady Halton Smoked is a semi hard, smoked variety that only takes five weeks to come to maturity. Dudley smokes it in our own smoker and uses oak chippings from trees on our estate. It has a springy texture and a mild smokey flavour that is great for summer salads or winter cheese boards.
Viv makes a range of ice creams and sorbets that are made using local fruits when in season. They are made from milk and cream produced on the Estate and contain no additives or preservatives.
The most popular ice creams have been vanilla, coffee, and chocolate. Her mango sorbet also has a strong following amongst those who have tasted it.