Cricketer Farm

A little history about Cricketer Farm, makers of The Cheeky….Cricketer Farm cheddar makers - logo
Cricketer Farm’s story started way back in the late 1940s, when Lord Beaverbrook bought Cricketer Farm and started producing cheese. Since then, we have made, matured and packed Somerset Cheddar at our Nether Stowey HQ at the foot of Somerset’s Quantock Hills.

This only possible due to our group of 32 Somerset and Devon dairy farmers from whom we collect our delicious milk daily.

As a company, Cricketer Farm are at the forefront of the UK’s healthy cheese production and are one of a dying breed of PDO West Country Farmhouse Cheddar makers. Although you may have already tasted our different cheddars and healthy versions –  we supply many a supermarket chain with their own-label brands – we decided the time was right to unleash Cheeky on you, our loverly customers!

Intrigued? Well take a peek at how we make our cheese and all our most recent awards

 

 

Cricketer Farm & Cheeky Cow Cheese Awards Wins 2014

Frome Global Cheese Awards 2014

Class Cheese Award
702 – Farmhouse Cheddar – UK only Traditional Farmhouse Mature Cheddar Gold
704 – Traditional Farmhouse Extra Mature Cheddar Traditional Farmhouse Extra Mature Cheddar Gold
763 – Reduced Fat – Mild Reduced Fat Mild Gold
766 – Half Fat Mature Half Fat Mature Gold
703 – Farmhouse Cheddar – UK only Block Farmhouse Mature Cheddar Silver
765 – Half Fat Mild Half Fat Mild Silver
766 – Half Fat Mature Half Fat Mature Silver
708 – West Country Cheddar with PDO designation Grand Prix West Country Cheddar PDO Grand Prix Bronze
727 – Danisco/Dupont Grand Prix Final Round Finest Mature Cheddar Bronze
738 – Regional Classes – UK & Ireland – Best Somerset Cheddar Cheddar Bronze
765 – Half Fat Mild Half Fat Mild Bronze
791 – Best Cheese made with 100% Channel Island Milk Quantoc Gold Bronze

Nantwich International Cheese Awards 2014

Class Cheese Award
DP 177 – Low Fat Cheese. Below 3% Fat. Low Fat Cheese below 3% Gold
DP367 – Branded Retail Prepack Flexible Packing. To be judged on presentation only. Open to Producers, Packers and Retailers. Branded packaging allowed Cheeky Cow Grated Gold
DP178 – Half Fat Cheese. Below 17% Fat. Open to UK and non UK producers. Half Fat Cheese Below 17% Silver
DP181 – Cheese with Health Benefits – Hard Cheese (excluding Low Fat, Half Fat and Reduced Fat), but includes Omega, Reduced Sodium, Calcium Enriched etc. Cheese with Heath benefits (excluding Low/Half Fat) Silver
DP18 – Farmhouse Traditional Cheddar Cheese. Minimum age of 12 months. Exhibitors must have West Country Farmhouse Cheddar PDO accreditation Farmhouse Trad Cheddar PDO Bronze
DP367 – Branded Retail Prepack Flexible Packing. To be judged on presentation only. Open to Producers, Packers and Retailers. Branded packaging allowed Cheeky Cow Sticks Bronze
DP27 – Mature Cheddar Cheese – White. Block. Open to UK creameries only. Mature Cheddar VHC

Bath & West – British Cheese Awards 2014

Class Cheese Award
7-12 months Mature Traditional Cheddar Silver
12-18 months Extra Mature Cheddar Silver
Best Packaging Cheeky Cow Grated Cheese Silver
Goats over 3 months Mature Goat Wheel Silver
Hard Other Half Fat Red Leicester Bronze

Devon County Show 2014

Class Cheese Award
DP2 Farmhouse Cheesemakers PDO Farmhouse Cheddar 1st
DP3 Mature Farmhouse Trad Mature Farmhouse Traditional Cheddar 1st
DP9 Reduced Fat Hard Cheese Half Fat Cheese 1st
DP11 Goat, Ewe, Buffalo, Goats Cheese 1st
DP13 Any Cheese with additives Cheddaterranean 1st
DP14 Any Smoked Cheese Smoked Red Leicester 1st
DP1 – Danisco Grand Prix Mature Cheddar 2nd
DP9 Reduced Fat Hard Cheese Reduced Fat Cheese 2nd
DP13 Any Cheese with additives Scrumpy Gold 2nd
DP9 Reduced Fat Hard Cheese Reduced Fat Cheese 3rd