Lye Cross Farm are proud to announce the launch of our new cheese – Certified 100% Grass-Fed Organic Sharp Cheddar.
Handcrafted using the same traditional techniques as other Lye Cross Farm cheeses, this Cheddar is produced using organic milk from certified 100% grass-fed cows. The Cheddar has a rich buttery flavour and strong yellow colour, owing to the beta-carotene in the cows’ 100% grass diet.
In a first for the UK, the milk comes from cows that have been ‘certified grass-fed’ by A Greener World and are also ‘Animal Welfare approved’ (AGW), which means that their diet consists entirely of grass and forage, free from any artificial fertilisers and pesticides. The cattle are also free to roam on natural pasture land and lead peaceful, happy lives and often in family groups. They require very little veterinary attention, are not treated with antibiotics, and are rBST and rBGH free.
With the growing disconnect of consumers from the source of their food and the plethora of misleading labels, Lye Cross Farm found it essential to have third-party validation demonstrating their exceptional practices to a market hungry for truthful information about their food.
Now available in our farm shop.
“The team at Lye Cross Farm are proud to sit at the cutting edge of a long family tradition bringing fantastic cheeses to ever-more-knowledgeable eaters. We have known for generations that treating our animals and land well is crucial to the end product. While the quality of our cheese speaks for itself, we believe that when you make a claim, it should really mean something. That ethos led us to have our practices audited and certified, demonstrating that our cheeses are genuinely grass-fed, Organic and high-welfare. We are delighted to honour our customers’ expectation of transparency and sustainability.”
Ben Hutchins, Sales & Marketing Director