Farley is the newest cheese from our friends at Village Maid Dairy. It is made using locally sourced, pasteurised goats’ milk. At first taste it is sweet and milky. As the flavour grows in the mouth, you can detect the goats’ milk. The cheese is named after the village of Farley Hill, which is near to where the Village Maid Dairy is situated.
Village Maid Cheese which was started in 1986 by Anne Wigmore. Anne had previously worked for the National Institute for Research in Dairying as a microbiologist, but she left in order to pursue her dream of producing her own cheeses. When Anne first decided to make Waterloo she was based on the Duke of Wellington’s estate, hence the cheese’s quirky name!
Today Anne works alongside her husband, Andy, and their son and daughter in law, Jake and Kayleigh. The Wigmore family have recently completed a new dairy and maturation rooms at their village location. Their cheese production is second to none in the UK. They encapsulate the true ethos of artisan cheesemaking.
We visit the Village Maid dairy every 2 weeks to buy our cheese direct from them. This means that we have the opportunity to chat to the cheesemakers and find out what their plans are for the future. We also feature 6 other cheeses from Village Maid. They are Waterloo, Spenwood, Truffle Spenwood, Wigmore, Heckfield and Maida Vale.
Like any hard goats’ milk cheese, Farley pairs nicely with a mature Alsace.
Ingredients (Allergens are listed in capitals)
MILK, salt, starter cultures, vegetarian rennet.
Normal opening Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm until:
Christmas Eve 9am – 12pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Wednesday 27th Closed
Thursday 28th Closed
Friday 29th 9am-4pm
Saturday 30th 9am-4pm
Sunday 31st Closed
New Year’s Day Closed
Tuesday 2nd January 9am-4pm then as normal
After Christmas our courier delivery slots start from 10th January.