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A triple-cream cheese, a classic of the French Parisian style.  Extra cream is added to the milk before making the Finn cheese, ensuring it has a rich, delectable flavour and smooth texture. The Courtyard Dairy sells Finn at three-weeks old, when it still has a fresh lemony flavour to temper the richness.
Charlie Westhead makes several of the outstanding cheeses supplied by The Courtyard Dairy.

Finn is based on French cream-enriched cheese (such a Vignotte, Delice or Brillat-Savarin).

The milk used for Finn is collected from Glasbury-on-Wye, at the farm of Andrew and Rachel Giles.  They operate a ‘New Zealand’ system of farming which means the cows are only ever milked when grazing out at pasture and are ‘dried off’ for the winter months.  Hence Finn remains seasonal and is only made when the cows are feeding on the best product – grass!  This means the cows also require less concentrates and can have a more natural feeding regime; all of which improves the quality of the cheese.

The herd is New Zealand Frieisan (akin to the old British Friesian, which is better than the black-and-white Holstein-Friesians you see commonly throughout the country).  They also have some Jersey cows in the herd, which gives an added richness to the milk.

This local milk is combined with double cream before a long gentle set, making a rich delectable cheese.  Double/triple cream cheeses like Finn are difficult to make because the cream settles out whilst the curd is setting.  Hence Charlie has to ‘top-stir’ the setting curd several times to ensure the cream is all trapped in the cheese.

This slow setting leads to fresh lactic flavour initially in the cheese, which then breaks down with time to form a rich, intense creaminess, showcasing the cream and milk!

Charlie Westhead started making cheese 20 years ago in Central London, before moving out to Sevenoaks.

Several years ago they relocated in Herefordshire (land was cheaper there!) and built a brand new creamery.  Their new creamery is extremely eco-friendly – all their power comes from solar panels, wind turbines and wood burners.  The waste water is also disposed of and filtered through their own wetland system.

This product will have two weeks shelf life from the date of delivery.  

Nutritional Data (typical values, per 100g):
Energy 1425kj/345kcal
Fat 30.6g
(of which saturates) 20g
Carbohydrates 1.1g
(of which sugars) <1.1g
Protein 14.8g
Salt 1.7g

Weight: 1 x 200g cheese.

Ingredients: Milk, salt, cheese cultures and rennet.

Delivery Details

FREE DELIVERY OVER £55, otherwise £5.95




Shipping Facts

Orders are dispatched Monday to Thursday. However, due to courier capacity dispatch may be within 2 days of placing your order.


Minimum Order Details

There is a minimum order of £25.

Additional Delivery Facts

Unfortunately we are unable to send goods to the following postcodes: AB31-56, BT1-94, FK17-21, GY1-10, HS1-9,IM1-9, IV1-63, JE1-5, KA27-28, KW0-17, PA20-78, PH15-50, TR21-25, ZE1-3.

Customer Services
01729 823291

Opening Times

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Returns Policy

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Meet the retailer

The Courtyard Dairy

Award wining purveyors of world cheeses, their extensive range have been aged to perfection, then hand-cut at the shop. You might occasionally find the same cheese available elsewhere, but we doubt they will taste as good – cheeses matured by The Courtyard Dairy taste simply amazing


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