Laceys family farm wins National Award

Taste award judging brings out the ‘cream’ of Dairy

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Congratulations to the Lacey family and all involved with the excellent work which goes from strength to strength at The Beechgroves Herd at Bolter House Farm, High Wycombe.
Their continued success in the processing world is well deserved. Well done to you all from your fellow members of The English Guernsey Cattle Society.
The Taste of excellence award is sponsored by Morrison’s Supermarkets.
The judges were looking for an exceptional tasting dairy product-whether a milk, butter, cheese, a protein product, yogurt, ice cream or other class derived from milk.  Entries could come from farm based or larger manufacturing businesses.
A judging panel of food experts and senior product buyers based its decision on the look, feel, and tasting qualities of the samples submitted on the day.
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The winner of the 2018 taste of excellence Award is Laceys Family Farm, from Bolter end Farm, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire for their Laceys Family Farm Single Cream.
The judges described the product as ‘A stand out winner, with natural sweetness, flavour and richness that melted beautifully in the mouth.’
The Lacey family milks a herd of 110 pedigree Guernsey cows.  10 years ago the family decided to take more control of its future in dairying by processing its own milk and retailing it locally.  They now pastuerise and bottle 50% of the milk they produce on site, selling it under its own Lacey Family Farm brand to shops, cafes, and food manufacturing
businesses, as well as through door to door deliveries.  The rest of the milk is sold to Arla and is used to make locally produced cheeses, which are stocked in the Laceys farm Shop.
The move has transformed the whole outlook of the farm to become producer retailers of high quality food produce to meet the requirements of the local communities.
The business now produces whole, semi skimmed and skimmed milks, double and single creams as well as a range of ice cream flavours.  The latest venture is a farm shop, delicatessen and butchery offering a full range of meats and deli items including home made pies and sausages, together with the farms milk, cream, ice cream and eggs plus other local produce.
Highly commended were the Wensleydale Creamery  and Wookey Hole Cave aged Cheddar.

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