Smarts Traditional Gloucester Cheese

Rod Smart at the cheese press

Diana, Rod and William Smart represent three generations of Cheese Making at Old Ley Court, the family farm for over 50 years, in the Severn Vale.  Although Diana is now retired, traditional Gloucester Cheeses have been made on the farm for nearly 30 years.  Using unpasteurised milk from the closed herd, Award winning Single, Double and Harefield cheeses are handmade using traditional recipes and vintage cheese presses.  To meet the needs of the PDO for the Single Gloucester, we milk traditional Gloucester Cattle together with Brown Swiss, MRI, Montbelliarde and Fresians.  The whey from the cheese making is fed to our traditional Gloucester Old Spot Pigs, who in turn provide us with wonderful Bacon and Sausages.  We have an orphaned Gloucester Old Spot who is very free range, just like our Ducks, Hens and Geese and enjoys nothing more that being with the cows or having his tummy rubbed.

We would love you to come and watch the Cheese making process on a Tuesday or Thursday, if you would like to join us, please call us in advance.

Tel No; 01452 750225


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Old Ley Court, Chapel Lane, Churcham, Gloucestershire. GL2 8AR


Miles travelled to market


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We have booked to attend the following markets

January 20th, February 3rd, February 17th, March 3rd, March 17th, April 7th, April 21st, May 5th, May 19th, June 2nd, June 16th, July 7th, July 21st, August 4th, August 18th, September 1st, September 15th