We produce cow's milk cheeses at our dairy at Commonwork Organic Farm in Kent(CWOF).
CWOF is a regenerative dairy farm with a single herd of 240 mixed breed milking cows. The cows pasture based diet of herbal lays, grass and silage gives us the perfect milk for cheese making. We use only the freshest milk which we collect ourselves each morning.
Blackwoods was established in 2013.
David, our Managing Director and Head Cheese Maker, began making cheese in 2006 when he undertook a cheese making traineeship at the Yarra Valley Dairy in Australia.
In 2010 David came to London to work for Neal’s Yard Dairy for 10 days and ended up staying for 5 years. During this time David worked throughout the company, spending the majority of his time in the maturation department. Here David worked very closely with some of Britain's finest farmhouse cheesemakers.
David has also completed an internship with Mons Affineurs in France and worked for Mary Holbrook on Sleight farm in Somerset.