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 strategy. None of this is possible without the full support and commitment of everyone working for Godminster for which I am grateful.
It’s been another award-winning year, with a whole host of gongs for all our cheeses. If I had to choose just three highlights, I’d pick the Gold for the Vintage Organic Cheddar at the British Cheese Awards, because that’s Godminster’s heritage, Gold for the Organic Brie with Black Pepper at the International Cheese Awards, because the brie is a relatively new addition to our range, and Gold for our Rosemary Water Biscuits at the Taste of the West awards – being true to our local roots is very important to us and it's something we remind ourselves of all the time walking around our beautiful Somerset countryside.
2018 will bring another new set of opportunities. We are increasing the capacity of the Godminster Dairy herd to cope with the increasing demand for the organic milk used in our cheeses, and we will be continuing to work on key export areas as other countries recognise the value and exceptional taste of organic cheese and the sustainable farming it represents.
As I write, the warehouse team are wrapping up the final flurry of Christmas orders and are looking at ways of expanding our capacity, especially in light of the increasing popularity of online shopping. We’ll be looking to further expand our ever more popular range of gift packs.
Finally, I thank all of you loyal customers and food lovers for your continued interest and support in our vision here at Godminster, because, without you, none of this would be possible.
Happy Christmas and see you all in 2018 for another great year!