Mrs Kirkham’s Cheese

Our cheese of the month is Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire.

This award winning raw cow’s milk cheese is still made by hand to the same recipe used by Graham Kirkham’s Mother and Grandmother, and is made 7 days a week using only the milk from our own herd of Holstein Friesian cows on their farm on the outskirts of Goosnargh Village in Lancashire.

Around 15 years ago Graham returned back to farm and joined the family business. He worked alongside his mum making the cheese, and deciding they needed to up production and sales took the cheese directly to the public when the farmer’s markets and speciality food events were launched. This helped promote the cheese and develop sales. Recognition has also been helped by the very popular food programmes which have featured the cheese on many occasions over the years.

In 2006 Graham with his “Big city Idea’s” decided that it was time to build a new cheese making dairy as the old one had become outgrown and outdated. Hard work and persistence for quality enabled us not only to build a new Cheese making dairy which was completed in May 2008. but also a state of the art milking parlour and Five star accommodation for the 100 strong herd of cows.

Graham takes great pride in the cheese he makes : Happy cows = good quality milk = Good Cheese.

It has a succulent-yet-crumbly texture (referred to by the Kirkham family as a ‘buttery crumble’) and has a rich and layered flavour.

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