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Lady Grey

A soft goat’s cheese whose texture and flavours vary on account of it being made in tiny batches. It is consistently delicate and light, though: the result of it being such a young, fresh cheese.

This cheese is currently only available in our retail shops. For more information about availability, please give us a call or use our Contact us form get in touch.

Delivery Information

Standard delivery is free to most postcodes in the UK for orders over £29.50. Click here for a list of postcodes where additional delivery charges apply.

For orders under £29.50, standard delivery is £6.00.

Collection from our London shops is free - choose Shop Collection at checkout.

Choose your preferred delivery date at checkout. As we use third party couriers (typically DPD) we cannot guarantee the arrival day of your order but we will do our best to ensure that it arrives as close as possible to your chosen date. To be sure it arrives in time, we recommend choosing a date a couple of days ahead of when you would like to eat your cheese. 

 

milk type
Goat

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Cartmel, Cumbria

milk source
Own herd

breed
Saanen, Toggenburg, British Alpine

cheesemakers
Martin Gott

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Lady Grey is so-called after a member of the Cavendish family, who had a favourite viewing spot overlooking Holker farm in Cumbria, where the goats behind her eponymous cheese now graze.

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Martin Gott and Nicola Robinson are best known for their sheep’s milk cheeses, but during the course of 2020’s coronavirus lockdown the couple acquired a herd of goats from Joe Bennett and Aimee Lawn, the owners of Innes Cheese in Staffordshire, who stopped making cheese during the pandemic. Having been bred for over 20 years to produce high quality, flavoursome milk, these goats are perfectly attuned to the demands of cheesemaking. Martin and Nicola’s first goat’s cheese – a hard cheese called Holbrook – quickly found success. Lady Grey is their second, softer goat’s cheese: made in a similar style to their acclaimed ewe’s milk cheese, St James, but with an ash-coated (rather than washed) rind. The cheeses are made in tiny batches – just 16 per batch – so display subtle variations in flavour. As the cheeses develop, a glossy cream line can appear under the ash-grey, mottled coat.

FAQs

How much cheese to buy?

As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend roughly between 100 and 150 grams per person for after dinner, and a bit more if cheese is the focus of the meal. If you are buying cheese to serve over a couple of days or as part of a buffet, it is advisable to buy a few larger pieces. This will both look better and keep better than many small bits. To help visualise weights, a good tip is to consider that a regular supermarket pat of butter weighs between 200 and 250 grams. If you are at all unsure please give us a call for some advice.

How should I store my cheese? 

The best option is to keep your cheese wrapped in its paper within a box in the fridge. This will prevent the cheese from drying out and absorbing other flavours. Your cheese will arrive wrapped in waxed cheese paper, which achieves the best possible balance between maintaining humidity around the cheese and allowing it to breathe. We are happy to provide some free extra cheese paper, just search for "cheese paper" and add it to your basket. We don't recommend cling film or foil as it can cause the cheese to sweat which will negatively affect the flavour.

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