It’s been exactly fifteen years since Godminster started producing its unique Vintage Organic Cheddar. On July 13th 2015 Godminster will celebrate it’s birthday in Bruton, Somerset. Locals have been farming the land around Godminster for over five hundred years.
There has been a dairy farm on Godminster’s farmland for over one hundred years. Godminster was certified organic in 1999 and the following year the farm produced the first 1kg truckles of its iconic cheddar. Fifty two thousand tonnes of Somerset forage and over twenty million litres of milk later, Godminster is now known around the world for its unique cheddar, Vintage Organic and Oak-Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar, its organic Bries, Traditional, Black Pepper and Garlic with Chives, and a selection of other products that include produce that are inspired by fruits and roots growing around the farm such as Beetroot and Apple chutney and Infused vodka spirit drinks. The farm’s cheeses have been recognised as world-beaters at the International Cheese Awards, the Global Cheese Awards, the British Cheese Awards and the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. In the last two years Godminster has received over 25 gold, silver and bronze awards for its food and drink. Richard Hollingbery, Godminster Owner, says, “We are delighted to be celebrating our 15th birthday this July, and we can’t believe how quickly the time has passed. When we first created our Vintage Organic Cheddar, we knew we had something special and very different from other British cheeses. We have worked very hard over the years to keep the highest taste and quality standards and it has paid off. We have built up a substantial family of Godminster fans around the world who are very loyal. We have great partnerships in our work with traders and wholesalers and a thriving business online. The future looks good.’ Godminster 15th birthday celebrations will include events in its shop in Bruton and a week of online and social media celebration.
Godminster owner, Richard Hollingbery’s daughters [and friend] with the first ever Vintage Organic Cheddar