Julie Cheyney established White Wood Dairy in 2012 on the Hampshire downland overlooking the valley where Gilbert White lived and was inspired by nature. Here, began the portfolio of soft cheeses that are now made.

In 2014 White Wood Dairy moved to north east Suffolk where St.Jude & her sister cheeses are now made using the excellent raw milk from a herd of predominately French Montbéliarde bred cows.

Here in the Waveney Valley the diverse grasses of the pastures combine with the distinct milk of the cows help to contribute to the complex flavours in the cheeses. We find that when the cows are out to pasture the cheeses tend to conjure grassy and vegetal flavours, whilst when the cows come indoors to escape the winter weather these tastes become more buttery and creamy according to the cow’s diet.

Enjoying the seasonality of the milk which shapes the cheese is a special distinction of raw milk farmhouse cheeses.

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St.Jude       St.Cera        White Wood Curd