Farming as it should be

Our farm can be found on the Shropshire/Cheshire border, a beautiful part of the world surrounded by glorious countryside, with rich, green pastures perfect for cows to freely graze on throughout the year. We produce cereals, wheat for milling, organic oats for porridge and animal feed, red and white clover for grazing cows and sheep. The clover we produce is then sold to local organic milk producers.

Benefits of Organic Farming

Fewer pesticides

Organic farming uses virtually no pesticides.

No artificial colours

Artificial food colours are banned under organic standards, so of course, we don’t use them.

No preservatives

Organic means no artificial food colours or preservatives.

GM ingredient free

The use of genetically modified organisms is banned under organic standards.

Free range

Organic means always free range with cows being encouraged to forage and graze.

Organic Milk Producers

Every drop of milk we use is sourced from Red Tractor certified organic farms within a 25 mile radius. Our cows are grass-fed and benefit from the highest standards of animal welfare seen in the farming industry. All of this combines to create cheese you can trust, from trusted sources in a completely traceable supply chain. Belton Farm cheese is made, quite frankly, as it should be – with commitment, attention to detail and rigorous annual inspections from independent authorities.

Attention to detail

The combination of high quality organic milk and the skills of the Belton Cheesemakers give Belton Cheese its exceptional quality and a taste that delivers every time.

Cheese that you can trust, from trusted sources, completely traceable supply chain. Farming in this way requires commitment and attention to detail which is then backed up with rigorous annual inspections from the Soil Association.

The milk for Belton Farm organic cheese comes from local organic herds all within a 25 mile radius from the dairy.

Animal Welfare

Animal welfare is, of course, a critical part of organic farming. We like to think of organic farming as working with nature – on the one hand protecting natural resources like fresh water and healthy soils, and on the other, actively encouraging cows to forage and graze.

Organic cows are always free range, and as such, they have plenty of space and fresh air to thrive and grow.

Belton Cows are free range and grass fed, grazing outside for a minimum of 180 days and milk collected daily.

We have also planted 15,000 hardwood trees at Belton Farm as part of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

All of this means that Belton Farm cheese is cheese as it should be.
Cheese you can trust. Great tasting cheese that consistently wins awards, and with a range of British territorial organic cheese that includes Cheshire, Wensleydale, Lancashire, Red Leicester, Double Gloucester and Cheddar, there is something for everyone.