First 100% grass fed organic cheddar cheese launched

Sustain member Pasture for Life welcome the first cheddar cheese to be made exclusively from organic milk from grass-fed cows.

Cattle in a field. Photo credit: Pexels

Cattle in a field. Photo credit: Pexels

Made with milk from two Pasture for Life certified dairy farms, West Country cheese-maker Lye Cross Farm near Bristol, has launched its first 100% grass-fed cheddar. 

The cheese, made from milk produced in spring 2018, was matured for nine months and was exported to America in January 2019. It is also guaranteed antibiotic-free and hormone-free.

Pasture for Life say that 100% grass-fed dairy products have a healthier fat content, a more balanced omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid profile, and additional vitamins and minerals, than milk from cows fed grains.

Lye Cross Farm Sales and Marketing Director Ben Hutchins says:

“We sell to many different customers in the US who love British cheese and the story we tell about how and where the cheese is made. 100% grass-fed cheddar is definitely different – with a rich and creamy flavour and it is a brighter yellow, picking up the vitamins and minerals from the pasture the cows have eaten.”

The cheese will be on sale in the Lye Cross Farm Shop in the next few weeks and the company hope to announce further stockists in the UK soon.

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