North Doddington Farm is one of the few remaining family run dairy farms in Northumberland producing award winning, handmade artisan cheese and ice cream. The ice cream is available to collect from our farm shop, but unfortunately not available through the delivery service.
The Fresian Holstein and Ayrshire cows graze happily along the Glendale Valley in the shadow of the Cheviot Hills.
"The Doddington herd is made up of Fresian and Ayrshire crosses and currently we are breeding back to the traditional British Fresian. The milk is very suitable for cheese making and the cross breeding of our cows makes for much healthier stock with hybrid vigour. These cows are known as ‘dual purpose,’ that is to say they produce quality milk but are also suitable for beef production. Our cows graze outside in spring, summer and autumn, only to come into sheds full time at the onset of harsh winter weather, which is not that unusual for such a northerly latitude. Milked twice a day, their diet consists largely of grazed grass in the summer and home grown silage, fodder beet and cereals in winter."
At The Paddock, we stock a wonderful selection of Doddington Cheese and Cheese Biscuits.