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Shepherds Purse Cheeses

Shepherds Purse Cheeses is passionate about producing nourishing, world class cheese from their family farm in the heart of North Yorkshire.

Caroline Bell and Katie Matten run the family business near Thirsk, where cheese is traditionally made, by hand, for retailers and restaurants across the UK – including Fodder.

The synergy between the Showground and Shepherds Purse spans decades as the business was launched 35 years ago by the late Judy Bell MBE from a trade stand at the Great Yorkshire Show.  

The business has flourished over time, regularly winning a raft of national awards across its range of 11 cheeses, made from sheep milk, cow’s milk, water buffalo milk and most recently organic cow’s milk from Acorn Dairy.

Today, the family dairy is best known for its soft, mellow and creamy blue cheeses: Yorkshire Blue, Harrogate Blue and the original sheep milk Mrs Bell’s Blue. It’s also pretty famous for its sheep milk Mediterranean salad-style cheese, now called “Mrs Bell’s Salad Cheese”.

Judy’s daughters continue to lead the business from strength to strength, championing the best of British agriculture and the benefits of quality, local, sustainable and nourishing food.

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