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What is the history behind heart-shaped cheese?

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Believe it or not, the origins of heart-shaped cheese can be traced back over 500 years to a mediaeval village called Neufchâtel in Normandy, France.

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Godminster Farm in the snow ploughed fields

Christmas 2022 Delivery Update

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Due to severe weather and the Royal Mail strikes, we’re seeing unprecedented numbers of orders in the courier network and some of our deliveries are being delayed by up to 3 days. Some of the DPD depots have stopped taking any new deliveries at all. When choosing your preferred delivery date on checkout, please make […]

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Christmas Opening Times 2022

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Christmas Opening Times for the Godminster Shop 19th December 10am – 5pm 20th – 22th December 9am – 5pm 23rd December 8.30am – 5pm 24th December 9.00am – 1pm 25th – 27th December CLOSED 28th – 30thDecember 10am – 4.00pm 31st December 9.00am – 1.00pm 1st January – 2nd January 2023 CLOSED 3rd January 2023 […]

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Wine and cheese pairing guide

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Whether you’re planning your first Christmas cheeseboard or just need a bit of guidance on finding the right wine and cheese for that perfect after-dinner treat, we’ve come up with a handy cheese and wine pairing guide to give you a helping hand!   Which comes first – the wine or the cheese? Generally, it’s […]

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Triple Cheddar Collection

The Most Popular Christmas Cheeses

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Christmas is almost here and it is a particularly exciting time of year for us due to the imminent arrival of peak cheese season! While there are cheeses for every season and occasion, Christmas is a time when cheese plays a key role in festivities. Perhaps you’re planning the perfect cheeseboard or looking for a […]

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Somerset Food Trail Events 2022

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July 2022 saw the return of the week-long Somerset Food Trail with delicious events all over the county including here at Godminster, Kimbers Farm shop and The Sheppy Inn plus many, many more. The Somerset Food Trail is a countywide farm-to-fork showcase. Its aim is to highlight the range and richness of Somerset’s sustainable producers, […]

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Cheese Picnic by Godminster

Price changes on Godminster.com

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You only need to open a newspaper to see that things are a bit tricky in the food industry right now. Two examples that have been dominating the news lately include Lurpak increasing their cost to give their dairy farmers a better deal and Heinz being unable to agree a fair price with Tesco. Small […]

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10 Top Tips for your Perfect Cheese Wedding Cake

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Do you need an eye-catching centrepiece for your top table at your wedding breakfast? Cheese wedding cakes are now considered a stylish and unusual alternative to traditional wedding cakes. As cheese experts, we have ten tips to help you craft the perfect cheese wedding cake which is sure to be the talking point of your […]

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A Carbon Negative Farm

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We’re proud to announce that Godminster Farm is officially a carbon-negative farm! This means that we aren’t just carbon neutral, but we actively combat greenhouse gas emissions by locking away more CO2 into the ground than we emit. In a recent audit of Godminster Farm, it was revealed that we actually ‘sequester’ (take out of […]

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A Year in Review at Godminster Farm

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As we get ready for a busy 2022, Godminster’s farm manager Pete looks back at the last twelve months at the farm… 2021 was an interesting year for Godminster Farm! Things started out tough with a cold dry spring resulting in poor grass growth. But as is with nature, conditions did improve rapidly and it […]

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Press release: Godminster expands its reach across the south

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We’re delighted to announce that our Mature Organic Prepack and our Mature Organic Prepack with Black Pepper can be found in Souther Co-ops! Here’s our full press release below… More people now have the chance to tuck in to two organic Somerset cheeses as they have been selected by a regional co-operative to be stocked […]

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Christmas cheese and wine hamper by Godminster

What to put in a cheese and wine hamper

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Cheese and Wine; a love story as old as time. If you know a cheese lover and you’re looking for the perfect gift for them, then a cheese and wine hamper is sure to delight them! But what cheeses and wines will pair together perfectly? And what snacks or other treats could you include in […]

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How to wrap cheese as a gift

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When it comes to wrapping cheese, the important thing is to wrap it tightly to ensure it retains its freshness and can be enjoyed in all its cheesy glory!  Ideally, you want to wrap your cheese in wax paper (also known as cheese paper) as this will allow your cheese to breathe more. Here’s how […]

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Christmas Opening Times 2021

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Christmas Opening Times for the Godminster Shop 20th – 23rd December 9am – 5pm 24th December 8.30am – 3pm 25th – 28th December CLOSED 29th – 31st December 10am – 4.00pm 1st January – 3rd January 2022 CLOSED 4th January 2022 Normal Opening Times (9am – 5pm)   Christmas Opening Times for the Godminster Office The […]

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Introducing… Godminster’s 1.5kg Traditional Westcountry Farmhouse Cheddar

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It was in 2020, in between one lockdown and another, that the Godminster team decided that we needed to do something special to celebrate our ‘coming of age’ moment. And what better way to celebrate maturing over our 21 years than with a very special cheddar cheese! We turned to our fantastic cheesemaking neighbours, the […]

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Is cheese suitable for vegetarians?

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Many cheeses are considered to be suitable for vegetarians, however, there are some cheeses on the market which contain animal rennet (this is a type of enzyme found in animal’s stomachs and is included to help solidify some types of cheese). As not all cheese products will be vegetarian-friendly, it’s always a good idea to […]

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Can you freeze cheese?

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There are many types of food that can be frozen and enjoyed at a later date (but there are exceptions, which we’ll briefly touch on later!). Whilst freezing your cheese means you don’t have to waste anything (as freezing food prevents the growth of bacteria, yeast, and mould), it’s important to note that the texture […]

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Cheese gift ideas for Christmas

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If you know a cheese lover who would love nothing more than for Father Christmas to bring some delicious cheese down their chimney, you’re probably searching for the best cheese gift ideas to make their Christmas wishes come true.  We’ve put together a list of some of the best organic cheese gifts you could consider […]

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How to make a Christmas cheese board

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and you’re planning on creating the perfect cheese board to serve your family and friends over this Christmas season…but where do you begin? We’ve put together some tips to help you create a deliciously festive cheese platter that is sure to make everyone’s holidays!       […]

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What can you do with cheese wax?

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So, you’ve just enjoyed some delicious cheese…but what do you do with the wax that’s left?  Here are a few ideas to get you inspired…   Seal jars and bottles Cheese wax can be used to keep other produce fresh. For example, if you have a bottle or a jar with a lid that you […]

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Godminster named Best Organic Farm over 10 Hectares at UK’s only organic awards

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Phone alerts for healthy heifers? Just one of the innovative ideas that brought us home the win at this year’s BOOM Awards! Godminster Farm – our organic mixed farm here in Bruton, Somerset – was judged the Best of Organic Farms Over 10 Hectares at the BOOM (Best of Organic Markets) Awards in London. A […]

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Do I need to keep cheese in the fridge?

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Cheese should be kept refrigerated and stored below 5°C to ensure it’s safe to eat and lasts longer. Here at Godminster, we recommend taking your cheese out of the fridge an hour before you dive in so it’s brought up to room temperature and you can enjoy it in all its cheesy glory! Keep on […]

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Richard’s Round Up of 2020

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As I sit here with just two days until “Christmas” I am led to think… “SOD COVID, ‘C’ is actually for:” COMMITMENT First and foremost, I would like to thank the entire Godminster team for their supreme efforts and dedication throughout the year. I am proud of the service we have been able to provide […]

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Christmas Opening Times 2020

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Christmas Opening Times for the Godminster Shop   21st – 23rd December 9am – 5pm 24th December 9am – 3pm 25th – 28th December CLOSED 29th – 31st December 10am – 4.00pm 1st January 2021 CLOSED 2nd January 2021 9.30am – 5.30pm 3rd January 2021 CLOSED 4th January 2021 Normal Opening Times   Christmas Opening Times […]

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Our tips to create the Ultimate Grazing Platter

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With party season on the horizon, here’s how to hone your grazing platter skills for that showstopper effect While Christmas will be looking a little different from previous years, that’s no reason to stint on the celebrations – if anything, we could all do with a touch more indulgence and festivities as this challenging year […]

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Christmas Deliveries 2020

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With more customers than ever before choosing to shop online, we all know that this Christmas this year is going to be a season like no other. The surge in demand for online orders will give a welcome boost to many businesses that have been affected by this year but will also present a unique […]

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Pairing Organic Wine and Organic Cheese for Christmas

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We all know that cheese and wine are a match made in heaven – even more so when they’re organic! Godminster Farm has been farming organically in the heart of Somerset for over twenty years and as a result we’ve seen a lot of beneficial changes to the countryside around us over the years. When […]

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Foodie Gift Guide for Christmas 2020 – Organic September edition!

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Let’s face it, 2020 has been a strange year for everyone! Take the hassle out of the last few months and get your organic Christmas gifts and eco-friendly Christmas presents sorted early with our handy gift guide. Presents for Organic Foodies… The Organic 5 Piece Knife Set, Viners – from £45 This set of organic […]

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Godminster Loves… English Wine Week!

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English Wine Week kicked off on the 20th June this year and what better way to celebrate than with some fantastic cheese and wine pairings? Earlier this Summer we asked James from Hawkins Bros Fine English Wines to tell us his favourite wines to match with the Godminster range… Vintage Organic Cheddar & Litmus Element […]

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John the Godminster Friday Fish Van Man

Godminster Loves… Fresh British Fish

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If you’re a regular to our Godminster shop in Bruton on a Friday then you’ll have seen the Brixham fish van and all the bounty it brings with it! But the recent coronavirus pandemic has brought plenty of challenges to the British fish industry, which has been struggling with the closure of restaurants that makes […]

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Godminster Loves… Quality Home Food Deliveries

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Eating healthy balanced meals is more important than ever but finding a delivery slot with your local supermarket can be a real pain! Here at Godminster, we love using independent box schemes and websites to shop locally and ethically wherever possible. Here are a few of our favourites featuring the very highest quality produce from […]

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Godminster Loves… the British Cheese Weekender

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The British Cheese Weekender (#BritishCheeseWeekender) is the perfect time for the team at Godminster to celebrate some of our favourite cheesemakers! The British cheese industry is fortunate to be full of passionate and talented cheesemakers, and the results are a delicious spectrum of amazing British cheese. The farmers and cheesemakers in our industry aren’t our […]

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20 Changes We’ve Noticed at Godminster Farm Since Going Organic

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This year marks 20 years since Richard Hollingbery created his very first batch of Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar. Over these two decades we’ve noticed a lot of changes on our farm and in the world around us – and here’s 20 of them to mark our anniversary! Increasing Organic Awareness More and more people around […]

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Black Truffle Cheese

New! Black Truffle Vintage Organic Cheddar

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                Introducing our Black Truffle Vintage Organic Cheddar After what seems like a very long time, we can finally start sharing our latest offering with you!  Our delicious Black Truffle Vintage Organic Cheddar is now available to buy and we couldn’t be more proud of it.  We’re really […]

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Choosing the Perfect Teacher’s Gift

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                  The Perfect Teacher’s Gift The summer holidays are fast approaching. While for many of us, it means a small step closer to a well-earned rest, there are parents up and down the country thinking about how to occupy the children for the long break.  And even […]

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Top Tips For The Perfect Picnic

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                  Top Tips For The Perfect Picnic We have it on good authority that summer is about to return and we can’t wait. There is something almost magical about the British summer with long evenings, the smell of freshly mown lawns, the gentle buzz of bees . […]

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Easter Feasting

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            Easter Feasting Easter is right up there with Christmas in our calendar of feasting opportunities and we’ve been looking forward to it for weeks now.  It’s symbolic of new beginnings and with the sun shining and trees in blossom, it looks like Spring is finally here.  Chocolate might well […]

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Cheese Rules to Live By

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Here at Godminster, cheese is a way of life. As cheese is delicious, complex & magical, read our rules you have to live by to get the most out of it.

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Richard from Godminster Organic Cheese Visits Copenhagen

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Thursday 31st Arrived Heathrow 12.30pm. At check-in I am told my bag of Godminster Goodies is 2 kgs overweight and so remove 2x 1kg from my suitcase and put in my hand baggage –BA employee immediately goes “Wow, Godminster Vintage, the Best…I used to work on the deli counter at Waitrose in a North London store and it was one of our best sellers. My favourite too!”

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Godminster Heart-Shaped Vintage Organic Cheddar stack

Give the gift of Godminster this Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day, or St Valentine’s Day, has become a wonderful annual celebration of love on 14th February and something we look forward to.  More than just romantic love, we’re enjoying watching it develop into something inclusive of friendship and admiration too.

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Godminster Oak-Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar

A brief history of smoking cheese

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Smoking cheese is a way to add extra flavour and a smoky, woody dimension to many types of cheese. Find out about the history of cheese smoking here.

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A Summary of 2018 from Richard Hollingbery, Founder & Managing Director, Godminster

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What a year 2018 has been!  Looking out from my office at the leftovers from Storm Deidre, we seem to be exactly where we were at my last time of writing in the sodden spring, and it now seems difficult to remember just what a unique summer we enjoyed.   A Year of Awards We’ve […]

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Top tips for serving Christmas cheese

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Cheeseboards definitely have the wow factor, and they can be the highlight of Christmas Day. Find out how to serve cheese at Christmas correctly here.

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Godminster as an ingredient

Adding Godminster As An Ingredient

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At Godminster, we love Christmas for all sorts of reasons, not least because it’s a time when a lot more people put together a cheeseboard. It’s an obvious way to enjoy a variety of different flavours and textures.  This year, we’re also thinking about how to incorporate Godminster into lots of different food as a delicious ingredient.

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Godminster & The Chocolate Society

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The second in our series of guest producers is The Chocolate Society.  Somerset really is full of wonderful foodie delights, and The Chocolate Society is no exception just 15 minutes down the road from us, in Holton just outside Wincanton. They are skilled chocolatiers and with delicious, imaginative flavours their handmade luxury chocolates make a wonderful gift.  If you’ve not seen their exquisite range yet you’re in for a treat next time you call into the Godminster Shop in Bruton.

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Godminster and Somerset Charcuterie

Introducing Somerset Charcuterie

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If you’ve been into our shop in Bruton recently, you might have noticed things looking a little different; we’ve been doing some building work over the summer for new-look offices, and the front off the shop has changed too. More on that in a few weeks! Inside, the shop is starting to gear up for Christmas and to complement our range of delicious cheese and gift sets, we’ll be bringing in some exciting new lines from local producers.

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World tour of cheese

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A world tour of cheese As you might have noticed, we love cheese. Whether we are eating slices on crackers, washing it down with wine or just eating it in a chunk straight out of the wax. We adore cheese! Even if you are preparing to head off on a round-the-world tour, you don’t have […]

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Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar Gift Set

Godminster Wins Gold At the World Cheese Awards 2018

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Godminster’s Oak-Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar has won Gold at the World Cheese Awards, held in Bergen, Norway on 2nd November. A record-breaking 3,500 cheeses were entered across the categories of the world largest cheese-only competition, and Godminster’s Oak-Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar triumphed in the popular Smoked Hard Cheese category.

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