CONTACT US
Godminster Farm

Our Heritage: What it Means and Why it Matters

/

As a long standing cheese farm, heritage is very important to us here at Godminster Farm. Find out all about what makes our farm special here

Read more »
Godminster Brie

The Top 4 Cheese Tasting Tips

/

Fancy yourself as a cheese connoisseur? If you do – or if you don’t, but would like to make the step up from simple cheese enthusiast.

Read more »
Godminster Chessy Cheddar Dough Balls

The Best Cheese for Appetizers

/

Whether a work function or the preamble to the wedding feast to end all wedding feasts, it’d be a crime to leave cheese off your appetizer menu. But which ones to pick?

Read more »
Godminsters Muddy Stilettos Award

Muddy Stilettos Somerset Food & Drink Producer

/

What a beautiful weekend it was, in so many ways.  It was a wonderful weekend for us because we found out that we won the Muddy Stiletto award for best Somerset Food & Drink Producer, and we’re absolutely thrilled to bits. We’re no stranger to trophies and over the years we’ve won many awards for our various products, and for the business as a whole, but we’re always humbled when our name is read out.

Read more »
Spring On Godminster Farm

Spring Update From Richard

/

Down at Godminster, the planning for the rest of the year is over and we have come up with some exciting projects to work on including an improved viewing gallery for the milking parlour, a makeover at our lovely shop, and some visual treats for our show stands. There may even be some surprises later in the year. …Oh don’t we LOVE cheddar!

Read more »
Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar

What is Organic Cheese?

/

If you’re wondering why we often shout about our cheese being organic, read on to find out why it’s so wonderful!

Read more »
Prosecco and Godminster then perfect match

Why Cheese and Sparkling Wine is a Match Made in Heaven

/

We’re always on the lookout for new ways to enjoy our delicious cheddar, and we’re happy to share our latest discovery with you – cheese and bubbles! Our delicious Vintage Organic Cheddar goes very nicely with Prosecco.   Prosecco and Cheese? Prosecco, and other sparkling wine, is perfect with many cheeses because the bubbles cut […]

Read more »
Healthy eating with Godminster 2018

5 Tips for a Healthy 2018

/

Whether you completed Dry January or Veganuary, we’re well into the year now and you can still achieve your health and fitness goals in 2018!

Read more »
Godminster Antipasti board

Is Cheese an Aphrodisiac?

/

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so if you’re looking for the perfect romantic dinner then cheese could be on the menu.

Read more »
Preparing for Valentine's Day with Godminster

Share The Love This Valentine’s Day

/

In Britain today, it seems that no sooner has the Christmas wrapping paper been removed from display, then the Valentine’s Day cards are in its place, and stores’ shelves are full to bursting with roses and teddies. It’s true to say we Brits love a bit of romance!

Read more »
Godminster Festive Cheese

Our Favourite Festive Cheeses

/

All the festivities at this time of year simply wouldn’t be the same without some special cheese. After all, what’s a celebration without a cheeseboard?! During the festive season, why not serve up some delicious and different cheeses to delight your guests, whether it’s a quiet Christmas Eve watching films and waiting for Santa, or […]

Read more »
Godminster Winter eating

Cheese for the Seasons: What to Eat in Winter

/

There’s something about the comforting taste and texture which make certain cheeses perfect for winter. Here’s our guide to wintery cheese!

Read more »
Godminster Farm Sunset

A Summary of 2017 from Richard Hollingbery, Founder & Managing Director, Godminster

/

It has been another fascinating year at Godminster, with lots of energy and pace as we set about helping even more people experience our delicious organic cheeses. I have a great team in place who work tirelessly to fulfil our customers’ orders, exceed their expectations, and grow the business by sticking to the carefully planned […]

Read more »
Godminster Christmas Cheese Board

How To Put Together The Perfect Festive Cheeseboard

/

Here is some shorter excerpt.

Read more »
Godminster Blog - Christmas Table

Why Cheese Is An Essential Part Of Your Christmas Dinner

/

An absolute must-have at your Christmas dinner table

Read more »
Godminster Cheese & Chocolate pairing

A Grating Question: Cheese or Chocolate?!

/

The age-old question is, which is better – cheese or chocolate? In order to find the answer, Mintel, the consumer analysts, surveyed the British public to finally find out, which is the nation’s favourite. Cheese of chocolate? A quick poll around the office here suggests that it’s not that tricky a decision after all, though […]

Read more »
Godminster Girls in new barn

What Happens at Godminster Farm in Autumn?

/

As the seasons change throughout the year, so does the activity on the farm. Godminster is a fully working farm, so when we’re not in the dairies producing our distinctive organic cheese we can be found out on the fields, looking after our livestock or tending the crops. We’re well into autumn now, and as […]

Read more »
Godminster Great British Cheese Awards - Malcolm and Steve

Godminster Loved By The Public At The Great British Cheese Awards

/

Bruton-based cheese producer Godminster was runner-up in the People’s Choice category at the Great British Cheese Awards, proving once again the popularity of this organic cheese brand.  Godminster Organic Brie was one of 500+ kinds of cheese nominated by the public. After that, it was narrowed down to a shortlist.  The hand-made brie was shortlisted […]

Read more »
Godminster Cheese Fondue

Cheesy Christmas Recipes

/

Cheese is a sumptuous comfort food which can be used in many Christmas dishes. Read on for some great ideas for cheesy recipes for the festive season.

Read more »
Godminster Terms and Conditions

Moo Monitors – cutting edge technology at Godminster Farm

/

Here at Godminster Farm the wellbeing of every cow is absolutely paramount.

Read more »
Godminster Bloody Good Mary Gift Set lifestyle

Unique Christmas Gifts for Foodies

/

For a foodie, you need an extra special & tasty present for Christmas. From fine wines to vintage cheese, check out our unique food gifts for inspiration.

Read more »
Godminster Cheese Hampers Perfect for Picnics

Cheese Hampers Perfect for a Picnic

/

Once again the British Summer hasn’t been all that sunny. Nevertheless, there’s still time for your BBQ’s and Picnics. Pick out a perfect cheese hamper!

Read more »
Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar

Why Cheddar is the King of Cheeses

/

Godminster Farm specialises in cheddar cheese, so we obviously think it’s the best fromage in the world. Find out why our cheddar tops the lot.

Read more »
Godminster Cheese Pairings

The World’s Most Unusual Cheese Pairings

/

From long held traditions to recommendations from cheese experts, they have to be seen to be believed. Would you dare to try any of these combinations?

Read more »
Godminster alfresco dinning

Top Cheeses to Enjoy in Summer

/

Whether you’re looking for a tasty topping for your pasta salad or a cheesy accompaniment at your garden party, we’ve listed some of the best cheeses to enjoy in the sun this summer.

Read more »
Godminster Farm Tomatoes

Isle of Wight Tomatoes Blog

/

We never need an excuse to try a new recipe! Trying out a new recipe from The Tomato Stall team for a sumptuous Mac & Cheese was definitely a task we relished… Using a perfect combination of The Tomato Stall’s Organic Oak Smoked Isle of Wight Tomatoes and our very own Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar this fabulous Mac & Cheese is a delightful twist on a mouth-watering classic.

Read more »
Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar Collection

Food & Drink Business of the Year

/

The team at Godminster are celebrating today! Last night was the 2017 Western Gazette Business Awards and we won the Food & Drink Business of the Year award. We are honoured and humbled for the recognition within the industry. To continue the goodwill into the weekend we have decided to give away a 200g brie with every purchase in the Bruton shop over £5. So please come on down and see us! And there is a 20% off flash sale on our website!

Read more »
Godminster Brie

How Brie is Made

/

The process of making soft cheeses such as brie is very different to harder varieties. Read on to find out how we make the rich & velvety texture of our organic brie at Godminster farm.

Read more »
Godminster Health benefits of cheese

Health Benefits of Cheese

/

Aside from being packed with calcium and being an excellent source of protein, enjoying cheese has a wealth of surprising benefits – read on to find out more.

Read more »
Godminster Heart-Shaped Vintage Ogranic Cheddar 400g

The Gold Hill Cheese Race

/

It was wonderful to be part of this year’s Gold Hill Cheese Race at the Shaftesbury Food and Drink Festival on Sunday 14th May. Just watching the participants running up the steep cobbled street carrying the 45 – 55lb cheese made us want to have a rest (and eat some cheese!) A massive well done to everyone that took part, especially Rhys McGrath, the new Champion of the Hill with a record breaking time of 18.4 seconds!

Read more »
Godminster Farm Summer Fields

Somerset Day

/

Here at Godminster we are excited to be celebrating Somerset Day this Thursday 11th May!

Read more »
Godminster Picnic Essentials

Cheesy Picnic Favourites

/

Spring is here & summer is around the corner – so it’s time to dig out that picnic blanket and head out into the great British outdoors.

Read more »
Godminster Brie Range pile lifestyle

Godminster Brie – When Do You Enjoy Yours?

/

We’ve all got a favourite way to enjoy our brie, whether it’s when it’s firm and young or ripe enough to walk out the door! At Godminster we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for our customers to know when best to enjoy their brie, which is why we’ve put a handy little chart on all of the cheeses in the Organic Brie range. It looks a bit like this:

Read more »
Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar, Chutney and Biscuits lifestyle

10 Reasons to Eat More Cheese

/

As a natural source of protein it is surely one of the healthiest dessert choices. Just in case you need convincing, here are 10 reasons to crack open the cheeseboard tonight. – Godminster Cheese

Read more »
Godminster Girls Organic Cows through hay

Christmas Round Up 2016

/

A summary of 2016 from Richard HollingberyFounder and Managing Director, Godminster Vintage It has been a fascinating and educational year as I have, for the first time since my Farm Manager and I stood at Wincanton Farmers’ market back in 2000, been in overall charge of operations at Godminster Vintage, and it has advanced a great deal since then!

Read more »
Godminster Girls Organic Cows Under Autumn Moon

Our Top Tips for a Happy & Healthy Herd!

/

Organic farming isn’t just limited to making sure that our dairy herd is happy and healthy, but it’s still a pretty big factor! Read our healthy herd tips.

Read more »
Godminster Farm views

Organic Your September!

/

  This month is ‘Organic September’ – a nationwide celebration of organic food & drink championed by our friends at the Soil Association. At Godminster we will be joining in the festivities with a brand new sale on our website involving all three of our award-winning organic cheeses in our ‘Organic Selection’ set – click here to get yours!

Read more »
Godminster Brie Range pile lifestyle

All About Our Brie

/

Godminster’s range of Organic Bries are lovingly handmade by our skilled artisan cheesemakers Malcolm and Steve Dyer in the beautiful market town of Bruton, Somerset. One of the secrets to their great taste is the fresh organic milk delivered daily from our 1,300 acre farm only one mile away from the dairy itself. Enjoy the smooth, creamy ripeness of the Organic Brie when it’s at full maturity or when it’s crumbly and young.

Read more »
Godminster Teacher Gifts

In the press: Richard in Speciality magazine!

/

Richard, owner of Godminster, spoke to Speciality magazine this month and here’s a snippet of what he had to say: “Lots of discussions, lists and forward thinking is how I grew Godminster to what it is today. A lot of what ifs and what if nots. I have an approach which I call my ‘hot air balloon approach’ – basically, you imagine yourself looking down on what’s going on around you to get perspective.

Read more »
Godminster 400g Heart-Shaped Vintage Organic Cheddar on board

It Officially Looks As Good As It Tastes!

/

“Somerset and Bruton based cheese maker Godminster won the best packaging trophy at the prestigious British Cheese Awards 2016 held at the Royal Bath and West Show yesterday The team picked up the award for its signature burgundy waxed Vintage Organic Cheddar heart. The judges placed the heart shaped cheddar first for its winning combination of shape, colour, classic design and award-winning taste.

Read more »
Spring On Godminster Farm

Excitement at Godminster Farm

/

It’s that time of the year when we get to do one of our favourite things at Godminster Farm… it’s time to release the cows!

Read more »
Godminster Farm in the snow

Snow Day in March

/

It was an overcast Friday morning at Godminster HQ when all of a sudden the heavens opened and snow appeared! It lasted for a grand total of two minutes before the weather changed its mind and opted for blue skies and sun for the rest of the day… A classic example of how surprising a spring day in England can be!

Read more »
Godminser Wedding Cake Add on Package Crackers and Chutney

The Godminster Family: Mattimia

/

In the first of our series on the ‘Godminster family’ – an insight in to our food producer friends – we’re chatting to the husband and wife baking duo behind Godminster’s award-winning crackers and fruit cake…

Read more »
Godminster behind the scenes Rachel

Behind the Scenes at Christmas: Rachel

/

Every week in the run up to Christmas we’ll be giving you a behind-the-scenes peek in to what goes on at Godminster HQ at the busiest time of the year!

Read more »
Godminster Vodka Range lifestyle

In Season: Small Batch Artisan Spirits!

/

If you’ve picked up any top food magazine recently you’ll have noticed how everyone’s going crazy for artisan small batch (made in small quantities at a time) spirits, from gin to vodka. Up and down the country we’re having a go at throwing together some trendy cocktails in the comfort of our own homes, so here’s a one using Godminster’s Great Taste award-winning ‘Fruits & Roots’ Vodka Spirits!

Read more »
Godminster Brie Range pile lifestyle

Godminster Gets Golds at Globals!

/

More great news from HQ! It was the Global Cheese Awards this weekend and we’re honoured to announce that we were awarded two golds for our Organic Brie with Garlic & Chive, a gold for our Vintage Organic Cheddar and a fantastic Best Speciality Producer award! Continuing on with our bumper action-packed weekend, the Godminster team pitched up at the both the Sturminster Newton Food Festival and the Frome Cheese Show where we met up with all our foodie friends.

Read more »
Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar

Godminster at 15: Richard Hollingbery

/

In our final chapter of Godminster At 15 we have asked farm and company owner Richard Hollingbery to round up his thoughts on his fifteenth year Godminster

Read more »
Godminster Heard in the distance

Godminster at 15 – Pete Cheek

/

In our second glimpse in to Godminster At 15 we have asked Godminster Farm’s manager, Pete Cheek, about what his highlights have been over the years…

Read more »