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Rosedale Goats Cheese

Our Story So Far

 Jonty and Suzie attended a goat cheese making course in 2017 down in Sussex ,near  where they  lived. to enable them to be able  to use the milk from their girls and learn how to make basic goats cheese.In 2019 they moved to Abbey Fram Cottage in  the  North York Moors on the edge of the picturesque village of Rosedale Abbey.

They gained  Full approval 23rd December 2023 for their cheeses  Bell End Blue and The Rosedale, which can currently be found to buy at Moores Delicatessen Thornton le Dale, The Cheese Trader York, Beadlam Grange Helmsley  and The Old School Deli and Bakery  Hutton le Hole as well as from the farm or on line.

We have taken our Rosedale cheeses to a couple of chefs and we are pleased to announce that they are on the menus of all of their  restaurants .

Rosedale Goats cheese has been awarded New Cheese Maker of 2024 at the Vitual Cheese awards and both our cheeses The Rosedale and Bell End Blue were awarded joint 1st place for artisan soft cheese made from your own herd, at the same awards.


Andrew Pern the one Michelin starred chef from The Star Inn   Harome, Star in the City York and the York Minster Refectory Visited Abbey Farm Cottage "The Rosedale Goats Cheeses grace our cheeseboard and a number of dishes at The Star Inn and its sibling establishments in York. Full of character, like the producers ,this sharp salty citrussy and unpasteurised  cheese seems to give a certain "terroir" to its place of origin .It is as if you can taste  the country air of the moors ,and the flora of the surrounding rugged grasslands in their diet within this amazing cheese! Another fantastic addition to our local pantry, literally on our doorstep, Well done!"

Peter Neville of the Homestead Kitchen Goatland  " I have worked in Michelin  starred restaurants and this is the best goats cheese I've ever tasted"


Stu Frestone of The Cheese Trader York " The bast Comparison I Could make is that they are like the Yorkshire Delice de Bourgogne of goats milk Cheeses".


 Our Raw goats milk used in our cheese making is not subject to pasteurisation, the flash heating process that destroys both the good and bad bacteria and enzymes which occurs naturally in milk.

Raw Goats Drinking Milk is also available from the Farm and via mail order.


The Cheeses

Our award winning  cheese is made using our raw milk from our own Smock Alley Goats , theerefore the milk  is not subject to pasteurisation, the flash heating process that destroys both the good and bad bacteria and enzymes which occurs naturally in milk.

Our Cheeses are currently for sale from the farm and via the internet at £7/100g and is available from local farm shops and Delis

The Rosedale 

The Rosedale is a creamy flavoursome cheese due to the use of raw milk and the good bacteria that non-pasteurisation leaves with really no hint of "goat taint" until it matures

Bell End Blue

(named after the area of Rosedale called Bell End as it was the last place in the village where you could hear the bell  toll)

The Bell End Blue is Camembert like too with minimal veining thats incredibly creamy with a salty and blue finish. As Bell end blue matures and hydrates the blue flavour becomes more pronounced as does the veining.

Bell Top Crottin available from 2024

This is a typical french style crottin cheese again made from our raw goats milk that has the same creamy taste but this cheese has a citrus end note.

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