LANCASHIRE
     
 

HOLWOOD CHEESE
ANDY & LISA WALLING,
HALLIDAY'S FARM DAIRY,
BILSBOROUGH,
PRESTON,
LANCASHIRE PR3 0RU.

T: +44 (0) 1995 640325
F: +44 (0) 1995 642802

 
 

This is one of the farms owned by Her Majesty the Queen on the Duchy of Lancaster Estate. Andy's father first rented this 140 acre farm in 1956 which is beside the transport corridor of the M6, A6, Lancaster Canal, Westcoast Railway & the River Wyre. Close to Beacon Fell, the water table is high in the fields.

Andy and Lisa have faced up to the changes in dairy farming by diversifying with a new dairy in January 2000 to make cheese. The farm actively promotes wild life and their cows which includes Jersey are very well cared for. Fred Cruise, a peripatetic Lancashire cheese maker who worked at the Dairy Crest Creamery in Longridge before it was closed down in the 90's, taught them the art of cheese making. They make a small range including Crumbly Lancashire and a range of additive cheeses with chives, spring onion, red onion, apricots, cranberries, chilli and pickle.

Available from any of the 17 farmers markets they attend where the buying public, love to meet the farmer and cheese maker for "proper cheese". Andy & Lisa came with me to Brussels in December last year to a cheese and beer tasting for 400 in the European Parliment, hosted by our NW MEPs.