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Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses

Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses is a family-run business established in July 2004 by Jason and Katharine Salisbury. From the milk of our own herd of pedigree Guernsey and Jersey cows, we produce fine hand-made cheeses by traditional methods. We also make other dairy products and rear our own beef and pork.

Our milk is pasteurised on-farm, then carefully handmade by Katharine into cheese, using traditional methods, to recipes tried and tested over many years. We produce four main cheeses. All of our cheeses are made with vegetarian rennet.

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Jason has over 30 years experience of the dairy industry, and Katharine is a qualified Veterinary Surgeon.

Following the dispersal of the dairy farm in Coddenham where Jason was herdsman, we decided to follow our dream of running our own dairy herd and producing cheese.

After extensive research and planning in 2004, we began conversions of the existing dairy buildings and installation of cheesemaking equipment. The following 3 years saw an establishment of our venture with a gradual growth in herd size and cheese production.

In August 2007 we bought our own farm 2 miles away in Creeting St Mary and began the planning of the new dairy unit. After obtaining planning permission, we started construction of 2 new dairy buildings, installation of a milking parlour and purpose-built cheese dairy.

The new dairy is situated on a lovely 100-acre farm on the A140, just north of Needham Market. The building works were completed at the end of May 2009 with an official opening on 7th June 2009.

The cows are milked via a state-of-the-art voluntary milking system/ This allows the cows the freedom to choose when to be milked, enhancing their welfare and udder health. It is possible to view the milking system when visiting the farm’s milk vending machine.

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Shop opening hours are:-
Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm

Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses
Whitegate Farm
Norwich Road
Creeting St Mary