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 at the helm of Godminster…

“I can’t quite believe that it is now fifteen years since Peter (my farm manager) and I first stood in the Memorial Hall at Wincanton farmer’s market. We were trying to sell 1 and 2-kilogram cheeses – on that day we took £180 and we were delighted!

“Times have obviously moved on. However, it has given us the opportunity to travel the length and breadth of the country promoting Godminster Vintage. I wonder how many tonnes I must have extracted from vans and vehicles to place on our various show stands.

“I would like to thank all our loyal followers for their fantastic support. We certainly recognize many of the faces that appear year after year at the Christmas shows. Without them spreading the word would have been so much more difficult.

“So here’s to the next fifteen – I am excited to see where we will be by then.”


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