St Helen’s Farm mild goats' cheese is, typically, matured for about 3 months. The mature goats' cheese has a more complex flavour and is matured for up to 12 months. A delicious Deli goats' cheese completes the range and they all have a firm, Cheddar style consistency that is eminently suitable for slicing, grating and cooking.
Storage and grading
Once the cheese is made and pressed into blocks, it is stored at a cool temperature whilst it matures and develops to just the right flavour.
This is where the skill of the cheese grader is so important. The graders at Cricketer Farm sample the cheese at each stage of the maturation process until it is judged to be of the correct taste, texture and appearance for packing.
Versatile and award-winning
Hard goats’ cheese is more versatile than the more familiar ‘crottins’ or logs of soft cheese that you find. It can be sliced, grated or cubed in a way that is more suitable for everyday use such as sandwich-making, cooking or sprinkling into soups and sauces. Whilst it is of great appeal to goats cheese lovers, it can also be perfect for people who are avoiding cows’ milk cheeses, but still want something that is easy and versatile to use.
The other key attraction of hard goats' cheese is that it offers the choice of mild or mature profiles. The St Helen's Farm range offers both types, which is designed to satisfy the needs of most ardent goats' cheese fans.
In 2014, St Helen’s Farm mild goats’ cheese was awarded Two Gold Stars in the Great Taste Awards and it is regularly selected by the judges as a winner in the Cheese and Dairy Shows held across the country each year.
In addition to the prepack range found in most supermarkets, St Helen's Farm goats' cheese is also available at the Deli counter in some stores, so you can choose to purchase as much or as little as you like.
Making cheese is a skilled craft and we send our fresh goats' milk to Cricketer Farm in Somerset, where they make it into a mild and creamy cheese that is just like a Cheddar cheese – except that it's made with goats' milk.
They have been making award-winning cheeses in the village of Nether Stowey since the 1940’s and the art of making good cheese the farmhouse way has been passed on from one generation to the next.
Even today, a number of fathers, sons and brothers work side by side with over 100 years of
experience between them. The
curds are cut and stacked by
hand as part of the
process which is what makes
cheese made in this part
of the world so unique.
The health benefits
Discover the differences between cow and goats milk and learn about the health benefits of a goats' milk diet.Helen BondConsultant Dietitian