What is Organic Cheese?

At most supermarkets and grocery stores, you will notice some products are labelled as organic – but a lot of people don’t truly understand the difference. Organic food, which is produced through organic farming methods, has been proven to have a wealth of benefits. Fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy products are the main foods which can be produced organically – which is essentially without pesticides or other synthetic substances.

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

Organic Farming

All organic produce has to be produced on organic farms to be given the classification. This means the product is produced naturally from the very start – if it’s a crop, it will be sown into soil with a natural fertiliser and watered with rain water. Conventional farming uses lots of chemicals to promote growth, keep insects and pest at bay and to get rid of weeds. On the other hand, organic farmers avid these synthetic chemicals and use sustainable, natural methods of growing produce. Animals used for dairy or mean are only fed natural foods such as grass, to make sure they do not consume the chemicals.

It has been proven that organic produce contains more nutrients, and can prevent contamination with hormones, chemicals and toxins. Many of us are unaware that the food we eat can contain chemicals and other harmful substances, unless it has been produced organically. Moreover, organic farming produces pest-resistant crops and secures our food sources for the future.

Is Organic Cheese Better for You?

If a cheese is labelled as organic, it means it has been made with organic milk from an organic dairy farm. The cows will be grass fed with natural pasture, improving the quality of the milk. The cattle are not exposed to proteins or treated with antibiotics when they are sick.

Organic cheese is not only superior in taste, it’s also been found to be higher in nutritional value. It will reduce the chances of any chemicals used in farming being absorbed into the body, and is also more nutritious. Organic milk contains 50% more of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for overall health. Compared to regular milk, organic milk also has higher levels of iron, vitamin E and other antioxidants and nutrients such as linoleic acid. 

There are many reasons to buy organic – including health benefits, the positive environmental impacts of organic farming and improved animal welfare. We’re proud to be a fully organic farm producing award winning English organic cheese.

To find out more about organic produce and its benefits, visit the Soil Association website: https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/whyorganic/its-nutritionally-different/