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Godminster acquisition of Daisy & Co.

Following on from last year's successful launch of its Oak Smoked Cheddar, Somerset-based organic and speciality food brand Godminster Vintage has further enhanced its cheese board offer with the addition of four soft cheeses, having acquired organic cheese manufacturer Daisy & Co in April.

Based just five miles away from Godminster's farm in Bruton, Daisy & Co was founded by Somerset-based farmer Richard Harbord, and specialises in producing soft cheeses using fresh organic milk from a local Jersey herd of cows. Richard took the decision to retire from the business earlier this year, and the sale to Godminster has just been completed.

Godminster will continue using Daisy & Co's traditional cheese making methods that have been used for hundreds of years, with two expert cheesemakers producing the soft cheeses by hand on site.

Tastefully packaged and full of flavour, the four additions include Goldilocks, Black-eyed Susan, Indian Blanket and Viper's Grass. The latest line-up of cheeses from Godminster will be available under the Daisy & Co brand name via speciality food wholesalers across the country.

Godminster's founder Richard Hollingbery commented: "Demand for British-made soft cheese has risen in the last few years, and we've certainly had more enquiries from customers to find out if this is something that we stock. When we learnt of Richard Harbord's intentions to retire from Daisy & Co which is just up the road from us, we decided the time was right to finally make the move into this area. For the first time, we are able to offer fine food retailers a full cheese board offer, and we hope that this latest development demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering the very best organic foods to our customers."

Contact Godminster Vintage on tel 01749 813733 or visit
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Title Annotation:EVOLUTION
Publication:Food Trade Review
Date:May 1, 2010
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