Wootton Organic Dairy, Somerset
James and David Bartlett run the organic family farm and dairy based in North Wootton, a small village near Shepton Mallet. The distinctive black and white label was designed by David and is now well recognised on their products throughout the West Country. Mary Holbrook of Timsbury gave them her recipe for Little Ryding along with some lessons after deciding to concentrate on goats' cheese. After a year of experimentation the Bartlett brothers' cheese went on sale in Spring 2004. They now make cheese three days a week, producing some 450 cheeses, large and small each week. They only use milk from their own flock of sheep. 'All the boys have names but we don't have that much imagination to give names to all the girls!' says James Bartlett and it is clear that the sheep are very much part of the family too!