Made using Goats’ milk from the Lewis family farm.
We have been sourcing our milk via the Lewis family as of June 2020 run by Father David and sons John and Andrew.
Their milk comes from a varied mix of Toggenburg, Saanen and Alpine goats that have been bred with the original Anglo Nubians’. Luckily, these goats get to have fun with their friends as they are separated into five separate family groups. Whilst in the parlour the goats are fed cake, they are also given as much silage as they can eat whilst the younger goats are treated to homemade, rolled barley.
We really enjoy working with The Lewis family, after a delayed start due to COVID we are happy to say that we are once again making delicious cheese from their milk. This milk has a wonderful light and oaty taste producing fantastic tasting cheese.
Harbourne is the cheese we make least of. It is quite variable in taste and texture depending on the season it is made in. Young cheeses are light and delicate with a crumbly texture. Older cheeses are often stronger (or very strong).
Harbourne was first produced in the mid 1980’s by Robin Congdon. If you would like to read more about this, please head to our About Us page.
Harbourne Blue won a silver award at the 2019 Artisan Cheese Awards