Address: Church Farm, Leonard Stanley, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 3NP
Telephone: 07974 102746
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We run a family farm, milking around 200 cows, near Stroud, in Gloucestershire.
We produce free range milk from our cows grazed to Pasture Promise standards, which means they enjoy the freedom of the fields for a minimum of 180 days each year.
I (Liz Godsell) am a registered Master Cheesemaker and I am ably assisted by my husband Bryan, our daughters and a small team of local staff, in running the farm and making and selling our cheese.
We keep some Gloucester cattle on the farm alongside our other dairy cows and produce and number of old recipe, traditonal Gloucester cheeses. We have recently installed a mil vending machine on the farm and sell our free range milk direct from the farm gate.
Our commitment to farming in line with Pasture Promise standards, means we farm in a traditional way, with pasture and grazing at the heart of our milk production system. We have committed to environmental shemes and good practices on the farm, to protect the local environment and enhance biodiversity on the farm.
Godsells Cheese is a range of hand made cheeses made at Church Farm, in the Gloucestershire village of Leonard Stanley, using milk from our own herd of cows. All our cheeses are made with pasteurised milk and are suitable for vegetarians.
Our range of cheeses include both Double and Single Gloucester. It is a requirement to own some Gloucester Cattle in order to make Single Gloucester. They are a rare breed, much smaller than a Friesian cow, brown/black in colour with a distinctive white stripe which starts half way down their back and goes all the way down their tail.
Single Gloucester Cheese is a lighter and earlier maturing cheese than its big brother Double. Traditionally made using half skimmed milk it has a fresh, sometimes nutty taste, slightly more acidic than Double but very moorish. If eaten with good company and a bottle of wine it soon disappears from the table!
Our other cheeses include Cheddar, soft cheese and Mozzarella.
HOW TO BUY
On Farm Vending Machine
You will find a slecetion of our cheeses available in our on-farm vending machine, adjacent to our fresh milk vending machine.
We attend Stroud Farmers Market. Cheese can be ordered directly from us for collection at the market.
You can buy our cheese in a number of local farm shops and village stores and branches of retailers, including the following:
Budgens - Moreton in Marsh
Budgens - Broadway
Budgens - Newent
Budgens - Bidford
Waitrose - Stroud (Single Glos only)
Waitrose - Cirencester (Single Glose only)
Waitrose - Cheltenham (Single Glos only)
Mid Counties Coop - Stonehouse
Mid Counties Coop - Carterton
Mid Counties Coop - Cheltenham
Mid Counties Coop - Caincross