Handmade Local Cheese, Organic, Local Milk, Organic Butter and Yoghurt!

Please read the descriptions of the lovely cheese, natural yoghurt and organic milk and butter we have in stock and select which you would like from the drop down menu. All can be added to your veg box for free delivery when ordered by a Sunday evening, for delivery the following Wednesday or Thursday depending upon your area, or pop in and collect from our Farm Shop, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-5pm or Friday 11am-4.30pm.


Each of the cheeses are individually priced. If you do have a particular favourite from the Northumberland Cheese Company, please contact us and we will do our best to order it in for you or why not try some lovely organic Birdoswald Cheese from Slack House Farm, Cumbria! All cheese will come with a minimum 1 week shelf life.


With all of the dairy products we deliver, they will be transported in a cool box but unfortunately we cannot leave this at the doorstep, so please provide your own cool box and cool blocks if you wish your dairy to remain chilled if you are not home. 


If you would like to order any of our range of Cheeses for Christmas 2017, please do so by no later than Monday 27th November. After this time, we cannot guarantee stock as we must allow for the produce to be hand made. 

Organic Milk, Butter and Cream from Acorn Dairies, Darlington

Acorn Dairy. Organic. Local. Fresh Milk direct from the farm.

 The Paddock is delighted to be working with Acorn Dairies, Darlington to offer organic milk from their award winning herd of cattle grazed on the Yorkshire and Northumbria Dales from 23rd April 2017. Acorn Dairies was established by Gordon and Linda Tweddle with son Graham in 1998, pioneering the organic movement in the North of England. Daughter Caroline joined them in 2005, a real family run business, with organic principles and high levels of animal welfare at the heart of what they do.


 The milk can be delivered alongside your veg box or collected from our Farm Shop, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-5pm and Friday 11am-4.30pm. We do not offer delivery on the milk alone unless you are willing to pay a delivery charge. Please contact us if you wish to discuss options if milk is all you require.


In keeping with our eco friendly ethics, we offer our milk and cream in 1 pint glass bottles. No plastic! Please return the glass bottles, washed and unbroken to our shop and we will return 20p on every pint bottle which is returned. Unfortunately, at present, we can’t offer a 20p refund on bottles returned at your doorstep on delivery but you are more than welcome to save your bottles until you can pop into the farm shop. Please return as many bottles as possible, whether it be to the shop for a refund or via the delivery service. We will collect all empties on your delivery the following week and return them to Acorn Dairies who will be most grateful! 


  • Whole, Semi-Skimmed or Skimmed Milk in 1 pint glass bottles 85p per pint (with 20p back for bottles returned to our shop)
  • Single Cream in 1in 500ml plastic bottles £1.50 
  • Whipping Cream in 500ml plastic bottles £1.75 
  • Double Cream in in 500ml plastic bottles £1.90 
  • Unhomogenised Whole Milk (still pasteurised, not raw) Available in 1l Plastic Bottles only £1 per 1l


Please order your milk, butter or cream using the drop down list below, along with your veg box by a Sunday evening for delivery on the Wednesday or Thursday. Alternatively, please email laura@thepaddock.org.uk if you wish to set up a standing order. Please be advised that the milk will be delivered in cool boxes but we will not be able to leave these for every customer. Milk will be left on the doorstep, please leave out your own cool box if you wish for it to be kept chilled throughout the day.


All milk will come with at least 4 days use before from the day of delivery. Most of the milk will be produced on a Monday, arriving with us on a Tuesday, dated through to a week on Wednesday, giving you at least a week. All milk has 9 days from the date of production before best before. HOWEVER we may occasionally receive milk from the Friday production which will be dated through to the Sunday after you receive it. Acorn dairies can only guarantee 1 week use by date on their butter, as such, there may be times when your butter has a shelf life of 5-7 days but we aim to make this longer where possible. 


Why choose organic milk? Here are just a few reasons! For more info - see the story behind organic dairy page of our website:

  • the best, local milk delivered in environmentally friendly, returnable glass bottles - save bin space and better for the environment
  • support your local, high cow welfare, organic dairy farm 
  • Studies have shown Organic Dairy is higher in essential omega 3 fatty acids and nutritionally better for you (not to mention the animals welfare!) - see the Soil Associations' Website for more info. 



Handmade Organic Cheese and Organic Natural Yoghurt from Slack House Farm, Cumbria

Slack House Farm is home of the Birdoswald Cheese Dairy and organic dairy herd. Eric and Dianne produce handmade, cloth bound, mould ripened cheese using unpasteurised organic milk from their organic dairy herd of Ayrshire Cattle. Situated on the edge of the Bewcastle Fells overlooking Hadrian's Wall, this handmade organic cheese is a real find. Produced using only vegetarian rennet, culture and sea salt, the cheese is suitable for vegetarians and can last for up to 4 months. 


The cheese is made using the original recipe brought to Ayrshire in Scotland, by Barbara Gilmour, from Ireland in 1688. Warm milk straight from the cow is hand-worked for up to 5 hours to produce a 20 lb cloth bound, mould ripened cheese that is matured for up to 6 months. The small herd of Ayrshire cows, feeding on clover rich pastures and hay meadows at Slack House, are ideal for reproducing the texture and flavour of this unique cheese. The farm is registered with the Soil Association, founded in 1946 by Lady Eve Balfour to promote healthy eating. Food must be produced according to strict standards of animal welfare, good husbandry and care of the environment. Prohibited is the use of genetically modified crops, chemicals, and fertilisers.  All the land is farmed under Countryside Stewardship helping us to rebuild stone walls, restore hedgerows and ponds, plant trees and manage the land to support birds and wildlife in general. 


The cheese is pre-packed in various sizes, and priced accordingly per weight, with most wedges weighing between 150-250g. The cheese is £18 per KG, split into wedges. The website will not give you a final total for the cheese until it has been packed and weighed.


Try the Birdoswald Original or the Birdoswald Blue Cheese. To add a piece of cheese to your order, please select from the drop down menu below. 


Eric and Dianne also produce a delicious organic natural yoghurt from their herd, available in 450g or 1kg tubs, the yoghurt is handmade and can come with anything between 3 days - 4 weeks best before depending upon the time of the month. The yoghurt can be added to your order using the drop down menu below, please contact us if you require a certain length of date on the yoghurt. 

Organic Cheese from Lye Cross Farm

Not strictly local but we have a selection of organic cheese available from Lye Cross Farm, Redhill, Somerset - Organic Wensleydale in 245g blocks, available to add to your order using the drop down menu below. 

Handmade Local Cheese and Organic, Local Milk, Butter and Yoghurt!

Handmade Northumberland Cheese from the Northumberland Cheese Company! 


The Northumberland Cheese Company have been producing handmade artisan cheese in South Northumberland since 1984. Based in a small dairy on the Blagdon estate, they hand make, wrap and sell a range of 16 farmhouse cheeses, all made with local cow's, sheeps and goats milk, fully traceable back the farms from which it is sourced. Here at The Paddock we are lucky enough to stock a small selection of these wonderful local cheeses. All of the cheeses come in 115g wedges, with a minimum shelf life of 2 weeks.


Cheviot - £3.65 per 115g wedge


A delicate mustiness on the nose leads to a rich buttery cheese with a refreshingly assertive flavour and a tongue-tingling saltiness on the palate. Cheese History: Cheviot was created following a demand from our customers for a strong, mature cheese to be added to our range. We took the basic Coquetdale recipe that was proving so popular with cheese lovers and instead of cellar ripening we put it in a bag and left it alone to mature. After a lot of trial and error and taste testing, we found the optimum maturity for this cheese was 6 months. The result was a strong vegetarian cheese, completely different in taste and texture to Coquetdale but one that has been a winning part of our range for almost 20 years now.


Chilli - £3.65 per 115g wedge



Pasteurised Cows' Milk. Made with Vegetarian Rennet. Creamy smooth Northumberland Original spiced with the fiery kick of red chilli. A hot little number for the cheese board and the perfect topping for tortillas.


Elsdon - £3.85 per 115g wedge


Pasteurised Goat's Milk. Made with Vegetarian Rennet. A delicate take on the traditional goats' cheese with a firm texture, pleasant tang and a refreshingly clean finish.


Garlic - £3.65 per 115g wedge



Pasteurised Cows' Milk. Made with Vegetarian Rennet. A bold but perfectly balanced combination of mild creamy Northumberland Original and gusty garlic.


Kielder - £3.85 per 115g wedge

Pasteurised Jersey Cows' Milk. Made with Vegetarian Rennet. Handmade with Jersey milk and as rich and golden as autumn in Kielder Forest. A buttery, ripe and full flavoured young cheese with a lingering creamy aftertaste. Cheese Awards: Gold at World Jersey Cheese Awards 2010


Nettle - £3.65 per 115g wedge

Pasteurised Cows' Milk. Made with Vegetarian Rennet. All the creamy smoothness of our Northumberland Original combined with the subtle fresh flavour of real nettles. A true taste of the hills.


Oak Smoked - £3.85 per 115g wedge

Pasteurised Cows' Milk. Made with Vegetarian Rennet. Slowly oak-smoked over 24 hours to impart a full yet delicate flavour, which grows richer on the palate, with a smooth, long-lasting finish. A perfect balance between cheese and smoke. Cheese Awards: 1st at the Great Yorkshire Show 2012, 1st at Mid Somerset Show 2012, 1st at Great Yorkshire Show 2011, Gold at Cheshire County Show 2010, 1st at Mid Somerset Show 2011, 1st at Bakewell Show 2011, Silver at From Cheese Show 2010, 3rd at Great Yorkshire Show 2009, 1st at Bakewell Show 2009, Bronze at Frome Cheese Show 2009, 2nd at Cheshire County Show 2008, 1st at Great Yorkshire Show 2008, 1st at Bakewell Show 2008, 3rd at Mid Somerset Show 2008, Gold at Frome Cheese Show 2008, Bronze at Bakewell Show 2007, 2nd at Frome Cheese Show 2007, 2nd at Cheshire County Show 2006, Gold at Great Yorkshire Show 2006


Original - £3.65 per 115g wedge


Pasteurised Cow's Milk. Made with Vegetarian Rennet. This mild handmade cheese is extremely versatile in the kitchen. Cool, silky texture bursts into a rich, buttery flavour with a satisfying finish. Melts super smoothly - perfect for sauces, on toast or as it comes. Based on a Gouda recipe.


Redesdale - £3.85 per 115g wedge


Pasteurised Sheep's Milk. Made with Vegetarian Rennet. A sweet, subtle sheep's cheese. With its rich, velvety texture, clean characteristic taste and refreshing tang this prize-winning recipe is one to savour. Cheese Awards: Bronze at British Cheese Awards 2012, Gold at British Cheese Awards 2009, 3rd at Bakewell Show 2009, Bronze at Frome Cheese Show 2009, Gold at British Cheese Awards 2008, 3rd at Frome Cheese Show 2007, 1st at Great Yorkshire Show 2006, Bronze at British Cheese Awards 2006, Bronze at Nantwich International Cheese Awards 2006


Or choose to enjoy any 4 115g wedges of Northumberland Cheese of your choice in The Cheese Lovers Gift Box, a perfect gift for that special occasion. 



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