Welcome To Mrs Bourne's Cheshire Cheese. Farmers & Cheesemakers Since 1750.
A warm welcome from all of us here at Bourne's Cheshire Cheese. We are a family run farm & cheesmakers that have been producing award winning Cheshire Cheese since 1750.
We are based in Malpas, Cheshire & have a herd of Friesian cows that graze on the land of The Bank Farm, our family home since 1930. They provide us with the milk used to make our farmhouse cheese.
Unlike many other cheesemakers who use industrial production methods, we still use traditional ‘hands on’ techniques to produce cheeses which have been awarded gold, silver and bronze medals at the British Cheese Awards, prizes at the Nantwich International Cheese Show and Gold and Silver Medals at the World Cheese Awards.
Our Cheshire cheese is available in local farmers markets, direct from our farm and also by mail order. Click here to find out more.
About Cheshire Cheese
A large production of Cheshire cheese has been maintained for a market that has been far from appreciative of the farmers endeavour. Labour and other production costs have remained high whilst values of farm produce have fallen to pre-war market prices, bringing producers to the verge of a complete collapse. Cheshire cheese is usually white or red in colour but there is also a blue Cheshire. The distinctive flavour of Cheshire cheese is due to salt springs which run under much of the pasture land. These give the milk, hence the cheese, a slightly salty tang, which is still a characteristic of Cheshire cheese today.