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Godminster Heart-Shaped Vintage Organic Cheddar stack

Godminster is 15!

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It’s been exactly fifteen years since Godminster started producing its unique Vintage Organic Cheddar. On July 13th, 2015 Godminster will celebrate its birthday in Bruton, Somerset. Locals have been farming the land around Godminster for over five hundred years.   Godminster Today There has been a dairy farm on Godminster’s farmland for over one hundred […]

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Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar 400g

Godminster at 15: Jessica Kimber Holloway

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  As Godminster’s fifteenth year rolls around we turn to three of our staff members for three unique reflections on how time has passed. First up is our Production & Technical Manager Jessica Kimber-Holloway who is sharing her thoughts on Godminster at 15… “When I first joined Godminster way back in 2007 the company looked […]

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Godminster Farm Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Hero Ingredient: Purple Sprouting Broccoli

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Even as lovers of indulgence, the team at Godminster has been enjoying a bountiful supply of greens this month. The New Year brings an opportunity to somewhat reverse the effects of the festive season. Luckily, brassicas (cabbage, kale, broccoli and more) are in season and readily available throughout January which makes things a little easier. Plus these veggies all go so well with cheese (small steps!) The brassica family is vast, but one of our favourites has to be purple sprouting broccoli.

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Godminster Christmas Cheese Board

It’s a Christmas Miracle!

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We’re talking about this morning’s fridge discovery. Did you find more than a few scrapings of scrumptious Godminster cheese leftover? After a self-congratulatory cheer (proof, after all, that you demonstrated self-control over Christmas) we’re sure you’re wondering how you can use up the last of it. We’ve put together our favourite recipes to help you polish it off.  Leftover Brie?

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Godminster Farm English Apples

Hero Ingredient: English Apples

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There’s nothing quite like the crisp bite of an apple. This month, we’re celebrating the nation’s favourite snack by biting into English apples. Read more.

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Godminster Farm Brussel Sprouts

Hero Ingredient: Brussels Sprouts

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Over the last couple of years sprouts have been getting a cooler reputation thanks to chefs. No longer left to boil until the rest of the meal is ready.

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Godminster White Christmas

Getting into the Spirit of Christmas

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It’s always controversial, talking about Christmas in October. Some of you will be on countdown already, having to restrain yourselves from opening the box. Others, will be stubbornly ignoring the fact it’s even autumn still wearing shorts on early morning runs or using up the dregs of that last bottle of Pimm’s.

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Godminster Farm Beetroots

Seasonal Hero Ingredient: Beetroot

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September sees the ruby red bulbs of beetroot available in abundance. It’s been said that beetroot is the marmite of the vegetable world. Some love its earthy flavour and health-giving properties and others chastise its ability to turn almost everything pink. Here at Godminster we think it is a beautiful autumnal addition to any plate and we have a couple of suggestions that pair our cheese with blushing beetroot.

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Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar 400g

Mission Camel Cheese

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The milk arrived fresh from Dubai. It was encouraging to see that the milk was labelled ‘Camelicious’ and if it says it on the bottle it must be true.

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Godminster Oak-Smoked Organic Cheddar award-winning

Double Gold for our Oak Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar

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This week we left the farm, took off our wellies and made our way to the International Cheese Awards. They’re pretty much the Oscars of the cheese making world so we were delighted to be awarded four awards! Our delicious Oak Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar won two golds, our signature Vintage Organic Cheddar silver and Brie with Garlic and Chives bronze.

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Godminster Neighbours in Bruton Hauser & Wirth

Godminster has new neighbours

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In case you missed it, We’ve got new neighbours. Hauser and Wirth has opened a new gallery in Bruton at Durslade Farm just up the road (or a hop skip and a jump away across the fields if you’re feeling off-roady). The fabulous sculpture next to the dairy is very apt given how close we are to one another – it’s a a huge stainless steel milk pail by Subodh Gupta. Milk Pail by Subodh Gupta

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Leek and Godminster Black Truffle Vintage Organic Cheddar Toastie

Video; Godminster Toastie Challenge at The Bath and West Showground

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We’re at the Bath and West Show this week. Watch our video on how to reach us and enjoy Godminster cheese toasties in the ultimate cheese toastie challenge.

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Godminster Farm British Asparagus

Godminster’s Hero Ingredient: British Asparagus

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The foodie equivalent of Christmas has arrived; the British Asparagus season is in full swing and growers up and down the country are hoping for a bumper crop after the heat wave of last summer. At Godminster, we love ingredients that are sourced close to home, and supporting British produce when it is so tasty is really quite easy. British asparagus is loved and adored by chefs and the public alike; with top restaurateurs always keen to show off the bountiful supply in a range of beautiful dishes.

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Godminster Farm crop field summer sunset

Godminster’s Top Tips for Getting Out in the Fresh Air

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There’s no escaping it, it’s likely to be a weekend of over-indulgence with Mothering Sunday lunch, dinner or chocolates – or perhaps all of the above!

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Godminster World Book Day Celebration Cheese Themed Books

Celebrating World Book Day

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What is World Book Day?  According to worldbookday.com World Book Day (6th March 2014) is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. Who knew?

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Godminster Six Nations Cheeseboard

Kick Off Your Weekend with a Scrummy Cheeseboard for all to Tackle

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Question: What could make a Six Nations match even better? Answer: A good cheeseboard.   Having friends and family round to shout at the rugby? What a great excuse to put together a cheeseboard to remember. Here are our top tips of what to include to keep everyone happy:  

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Valentine's Day at Godminster

Highly Recommended

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Godminster Christmas is coming

DECK THE HALLS OR SHOULD WE SAY POP UP SHOP

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Forget deck the halls with boughs of holly – at our little pop-up shop for Bruton’s Christmas shopping evening on Wednesday it was more a case of deck the sales office with brie and cheddar!

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Godminster 400g Heart-Shaped Vintage Organic Cheddar on board

THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN

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Godminster Brie Tasting

What a great week for cheese this has been

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What a great week for cheese this has been. As those of you who are in the know will be aware, the World Cheese Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, have been taking place up at the NEC in Birmingham. With more than 1,000 sq m of cheese displays and over 2,700 entries […]

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Godminster Christmas

WE’RE POPPING UP IN BRUTON

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Sorry for asking but how’s your Christmas shopping going? Perhaps you’re one of those super-organised people who bought all your Christmas cards in the January sales and had it all wrapped up by August (in which case, lucky you – you can take the next month off). Or perhaps you’re more of a last-minute Christmas Eve bunny, frantically racing round the shops looking for inspiration and throwing money at the problem as you go.

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Godminster Farm frosty morning

THE FIRST FROST

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It had to happen at some point and there, we’ve had it – the first frost. It was there on the car windscreen first thing the other morning. Winter arrives.

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Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar

FRESH – British Cheese Hamper

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Continuing a theme here at Godminster of teaming up with great British brands (remember that great competition  with Cornishware?), this week we’ve joined forces with Planet Organic, one of our favourites, to offer the ideal gift for Christmas for any cheese lover – the ‘British Cheese Hamper’ for £30.  It’s also the last day of our Early Bird offer today, so if you want to get organised and beat the Christmas s

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Godminster getting ready for Christmas

Christmas is coming

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We’re on the road all month, promoting Godminster as the perfect Christmas gift. Bringing our range to cheese lovers from Salisbury all the way to London.

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Godminter New Year Place Setting

11 Saturdays to Christmas…..

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  Did you know there’s only 11 Saturdays to go now until Christmas? I know, doesn’t sound  long when you put it like that, does it? Everywhere you look little festive signs are popping up in the shops and before you know it we’ll be in the land of ding-dong holly and Christmas party frocks. […]

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Godminster Farm Our Girls

One (calf) born every minute

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  It’s calving time down to the Godminster farm, which is always the cause of great excitement as one lady after another delivers her young (bit like One Born Every Minute on TV, only with a lot bigger newborns and far spindlier legs). Deborah saw one who was only half an hour old the other […]

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Godminster Heart-Shaped Vintage Ogranic Cheddar 400g

What a weekend!!

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Well, what a weekend that was.

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Godminster Brie Cheeseboard

SPECIAL OFFER FOR BRITISH CHEESE WEEK

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Did you know that 99% of people have no idea how many different cheeses are Britain make*? According to research just released by the British Cheese Board almost 1 in 10 Brits don’t know that milk is the main ingredient. (Not sure what that 1 per cent do think it’s made of… chocolate?!) and the […]

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Godminster Beetroot and Apple Chutney 235g

STARS ALL THE WAY

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Godminster Farm Autumn Leaves

REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

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Reasons to be cheerful this month? Well, lots really (the prospect of the changing seasons and gorgeous autumnal colours, warming comfort food after all those salads, conkers and baked apples, bonfires and woolly layers – I could go on…) and of course our competition to win a box of chocs from the good people at the Chocolate Society.

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Godminster Summer Picnics

PICNIC WITH OUR BRIES

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Godminster Farm Summer Meadow Flowers

SUMMER AFTERNOON

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The novelist Henry James said the two loveliest words in the English language were summer afternoon – and we have to say, we’re with him on that one.

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Godminster Summer Meadow

GET YOUR GIFT FROM GODMINSTER – A MONEY OFF VOUCHER

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It could be down to the glorious weather or it could be down to the fact that Andy Murray has just won Wimbledon and put a collective smile on the nation’s faces – but whatever it is, we are feeling  in a very good mood at the moment here at Godminster.

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Cheese Wedding Cake

A good party

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  There’s nothing like a good party – birthday, wedding, special anniversary, family get-together we’re not fussy, as long the food and drink are great and the company’s fun, we’re there. Better still if the sun’s shining and there’s that certain “Ooh factor” – that buzz that comes with something a bit out of the […]

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Godminster Harrogate Speciality Food Fair 2013

Never a dull moment

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  Never a dull moment in the world of Godminster! Deborah and Bethan are heading up North to the Harrogate Speciality Food Fair this weekend. on Sunday I’ll be going to Salisbury for a brand-new food and plant fair that looks like it could be a real winner. It’s taking place at Horatio’s Garden in […]

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Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar and Godminster Oak-Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar Combo Gift Set

Spirit of Summer

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  We always like to take our show on the road, and this week is no exception. Right now we’re at the Spirit of Summer Fair at Olympia where we’ve met loads of gorgeous Godminster lovers who have been so kind about our cheeses – the new bries are so popular we can only just […]

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Godminster at Rungis Market

Coals to Newcastle

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It may sound like a classic case of selling coals to Newcastle but we have just returned from a trip to France where we were selling cheese to the French! Actually we already sell our vintage organic to a couple of French wholesalers so this isn’t entirely unchartered waters, but the idea was to go and meet some more wholesalers and show them just how special Godminster cheese is!

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Godminster Bath & West Show 2013

Royal Bath & West Show

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It’s billed as one of the oldest agricultural shows in the country and brings together the best in livestock, agricultural equipment, trade-stands and locally produced food and drink – and that’s where we’ve been for the past couple of days, busy selling and sampling Godminster to hundreds of visitors.

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Godminster Bank Holidays

For the first time in ages….

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So it looks as though for the first time in ages, the weather is going to be nice for the May bank holiday weekend. I know, we can hardly believe it either! Usually, it’s non-stop bucketing it down and traffic queues the length of the country. But this time it looks as though we’re in […]

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Godminster Oak-Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar Family Pile

Smokin’

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  Last month we took our new 1kg oak-smoked cheddar to London to a show that attracts food and drink buyers from around the world. The response was really positive and as with anything in life, it’s always nice to know when you’re doing something right! Anyway, it seems it’s a case of once tasted, […]

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Godminster Lionheart Cycling Challenge Longleat 2013

Head down to Longleat this weekend

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  Here’s a nice thing to do this Sunday: head down to Longleat and cheer on the plucky cyclists taking part in The Lionheart cycling challenge – and while you’re there, come and say hello and try some delicious Godminster cheese and Yapp Brothers wine, which we’re giving away at one of the fuelling stops. […]

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Godminster Farm Crocus in the snow

Celebrate the end of January!

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As you may have already noticed, every month we’ve decided to give you lovely lot a chance to win an extra special prize on our website. Each month it will be a few of our favourite things, from tea sets and recipe books to the finest real ales.

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Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar

Be part of the Godminster team

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As you probably know, once people taste Godminster they fall in love with it, which is why we always have such fun at food fairs, fetes and festivals up and down the country.

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Godminster Perfect Combinations Steak

Perfect combinations

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For Christmas our friends, Field & Flower who produce and deliver organic, free-range, Somerset meat sent some of their customers one of our cheeses for Christmas and it seems they made the perfect present – so watch this space for us working more together in the future.

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Godminster Brie Range pile lifestyle

Our cheese is the creme de la creme!

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  In the past week, our organic brie with garlic and herbs has scooped a bronze award at the World Cheese Awards and our iconic cheddar has been Highly Commended at Cook Vegetarian’s Veggie Awards. The World Cheese Awards is the largest cheese competition in the world, it attracts over 2,500 entries from 34 countries […]

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Godminster Blackcurrant Vodka Spirit

An early present from us to you…

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If you can’t decide whether to order one truckle or two, the elderflower vodka or the blackcurrant, or perhaps whether you should be treating yourself while buying all these lovely presents for everyone else, then we may be able to make those decisions that little bit easier.

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Godminster Ice Tea

Ice tea with a sloe vodka kick!

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On October 1st Angel Adoree, who runs a famous Vintage Tea Party service called The Vintage Patisserie, launched her second book, The Vintage Tea Party Year. To celebrate, guests at her book launch were spoilt with vintage hairstyle makeovers and delicious tea cocktails, served in china teacups of course! When Angel was looking for that […]

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Godminster Ladybird

Just one more reason why it’s good to be organic

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New study by the Natural Environmental Research Council has found that ladybirds, fed on aphids from organic crops more likely to survive than those…

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