We are Sam and Rachael, and we run a small-scale artisan business
producing unpasteurised ewe’s milk cheeses and handmade ewe’s milk & tallow soaps.

sam and rachael

We run our own small flock of dairy sheep in the Yorkshire Dales,
with a focus on sustainability, quality and provenance.

Our products:

Sheep milk cheeses
Made using raw milk from our own flock

Fen Beck (v)


Cow milk cheeses
Made using raw milk from Lowfields Farm at Lower Westhouse


Other products


Where to buy:

Currently our cheeses are only available to buy from The Courtyard Dairy

The Courtyard Dairy is an excellent specialist cheese retail shop just north of Settle, North Yorkshire.
They also offer nationwide retail and wholesale delivery.

To order:

Visit www.thecourtyarddairy.co.uk or call their team of expert cheesemongers on 01729 823 291

Fen Beck

A young lactic unpasteurised ewe’s milk cheese.
Seasonally produced. Clean, creamy, grassy.

Unpasteurised ewe’s milk, starter cultures, thistle rennet, salt (v)


An unpasteurised ewe’s milk hard cheese.
Based on the Ossau-Iraty style found in the Pyrenees.
Seasonally produced. Sweet, nutty, rich.

Unpasteurised ewe’s milk, starter cultures, lambs rennet, salt


An unpasteurised cow’s milk hard cheese washed in Riggwelter during aging.
Based on a Trappist style found in the abbeys of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
Seasonally produced. Sweet, pungent, nutty, rich.

Unpasteurised cow’s milk, starter cultures, calves rennet, salt

Milk & Tallow Soap

Traditional ‘cold process’ method soaps made from scratch using lambs tallow and ewe’s milk.
Very softening and kind to skin. Particularly good for psoriasis and eczema.

Ewe’s milk, lambs tallow, essential oils (various)

You can find information about us and the business on the About Us page.

We post frequent updates about our products and business on our on social media accounts. Please find us on Instagram and Facebook.

If you have any questions about what we are doing, or any comments or suggestions on how we can improve, feel free to drop us an email.