Neal's Yard Dairy
When Neal's Yard Dairy was first finding its feet in the early 1980s, British farmhouse cheese was in a state of seemingly terminal decline, as the industrialisation of cheesemaking and the supermarkets’ preference for cheapness, uniformity and unchallenging flavours put at risk the very survival of some of the country’s historic territorial cheeses. Things have improved in the intervening years, thanks in no small part to the efforts of founder, Randolph Hodgson. While the market for exceptional farmhouse cheese is growing, it remains both small and vulnerable. Today, Neal’s Yard Dairy’s immediate focus is, of course, on supplying our customers with the cheeses we like best. But our wider aim is to play a role, however small, in ensuring the sustainability of British cheesemaking.