Cote Hill Cheese
10% off at the Cote Hill market stall on production of your Great Food Club membership card.
The Davenport family has been dairy farming for 60 years and cheesemaking for 15. Now they have their on-farm Cheese Shed! The self-service vending machines offer all five of their award-winning cheeses as well as delicious fresh raw milk, together with a choice of flavours to make your favourite milkshake.
You can also stock up on local provisions, plum bread, jam, chutney & biscuits – all excellent cheese accompaniments. What’s more, you can relax with a cup of coffee made with raw milk and local sweet treats while watching their herd of Friesian and Brown Swiss cows munching their home-grown forage.
Their small herd of 80 free-range cows produce milk high in fat and protein that is ideal for the cheese. They graze on grass and clover pastures throughout the spring and summer and if the sun continues to shine, well into November.
In the heart of winter, they eat the farm’s own red clover haylage and maize and grass silage. Like a fine French wine, there’s a distinct sense of ‘terroir’ here. It results in a soft, mild blue that is perfect on a cheeseboard but soft enough to be baked for a dinner party starter.
You can find Cote Hill cheeses at leading retailers and markets around the Midlands, including Great Food Club member businesses The Melton Cheeseboard and Stamford Cheese Cellar. You can also order directly from the farm.