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Artisan Cheesemakers, producing handmade cheese beneath Stanage Edge, in the Peak District village of Hathersage


We are Sophie and James Summerlin. We are a husband and wife team who hand make artisan cheeses from our farm. Cow Close Farm is set in an idyllic location beneath Stanage Edge in the Peak District village of Hathersage.

We have always had a passion for cheese; it has always been an ambition of ours to produce our own artisan cheeses, and in January 2013 we embarked on the journey towards this. Three years, and lots of hard work later, our first handmade artisan cheese hit the market in April 2016.

About Us

Our Cheeses

We are passionate about good food. We are also keen believers that food should enhance and promote its origins, and be kept simple and as natural as possible. We proudly produce all of our artisan cheeses by hand, from milk sourced from a single herd of local cows.

Our Cheeses
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