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Sinodun Hill

Sinodun Hill

Sinodun Hill

(0.20 kg)

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Sinodun Hill is one of Britain’s newest and most exciting goats’ cheeses. Made on the farm using the farm’s Anglo Nubian goats’ rich milk, this ‘lactic’ cheese has a mousse-like delicate texture and zippy fresh taste with herbaceous goaty finish.
Unlike most farmers that make cheese, Fraser and Rachel did it the opposite way around - they started with cheese-making and then went into farming!

Whilst on holiday in Sicily in 2014 they read about a goats’-cheese maker ‘living the good life’ which prompted them to give up their successful careers as teacher and project manager, and start making cheese one-day a week. 

In 2016 their dream started to be realised when they began renting space from an already established dairy, Nettlebed Creamery in Oxfordshire. Initially making a variety of cheeses, they soon concentrated purely on goats' milk, using a recipe based on the lactic cheeses of France’s Loire valley: small, long-set cheeses, with a wrinkly yeast coat often with mottled blue and white moulds (all edible), and, in their case, formed into a small pyramid. The cheese is then matured for three weeks and develops a soft delicate texture, rich creamy flavour and delicate herby-goaty bite.

This was all possible because, after a few months of making cheese, Fraser Norton and Rachel Yarrow heard about a project called Farm Step, which is an environmental charity set up by the Earth’s Trust, designed to promote sustainable farming. It enables new farmers that cannot afford to buy their own farm or land affordably to lease land and barns. Farm Step gave Fraser and Rachel the opportunity to start farming their own goats, taking on some pedigree milking Anglo Nubian goats from a nearby cheese-maker that was retiring. From a start of a handful of goats the herd has grown to 35, giving enough milk to make Sinodun Hill a success.

In 2018, they moved their cheese-making to their own farm and so completed the circle.

Sinodun Hill cheese is named after a local chalk hill in the Thames valley overlooking the creamery. Sinodun in turn takes its name from the Celtic word ‘Seno-Dunum’ which means ‘Old Fort’.

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

Nutritional Data (typical values, per 100g):
Energy 1501kj/362kcal
Fat 30.2g (of which saturates 16.96g)
Carbohydrates 4.8g (of which sugars 1.6g)
Protein 18.2g
Salt 1.6g

Weight: 1 x 200g cheese.

This cheese is now pasteurised.

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.

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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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