Lyburn Farmhouse Cheesemakers.
Lyburn farm makes a variety of different hand made
cheeses, all of which are made from our own cows milk.
Although they are pressed, these artisan cheeses are not
that close to cheddar cheese. They are, in general, a
softer and a more continental type of cheese, with the
exception of Old Winchester and Old Smales. The Lyburn
Gold, is where we start and details of this cheese and
all the others can be found on the next page headed 'Cheeses'.
Making the cheese
crop og maize
tower, heads off to The British Consul, Munich, for Her
Majesty's Birthday, on board a bmi plane,
from Southampton airport. From the top, Rosary Goat, Isle
White Blue, Tunworth, Francis, Barkham Blue, Old
Winchester and Lyburn Smoked., Francis, Barkham
Blue, Old Winchester and Lyburn Smoked.
|News in Brief and blog
British Cheese Awards
Gold and Silver for export
Lyburn Gold Silver
Stoney Cross Silver
Lyburn cheese goes to Germany with bmi
and Southampton Airport
wins top hard cheese prize at Melton
Stoney Cross voted best Hampshire
product at the Hampshire Life Awards
sponsored by Belvoir Lettings
Old Winchester and Lyburn Smoked both take
a Bronze at the World Cheese Awards
Stoney Cross gets a 3 Star Gold
Old Winchester gets 2 Star
Find us at most
Hampshire Farmers Markets
If you need
cheese on line try,
Courtyard Dairy, Settle
Greys Cheese Direct
Fine Cheese Co.
British Cheese Awards results
For Sale two gang
Shop (Only sells cheese).
opening times are Monday to Friday, 8-00am until 4-30pm.Not
open weekends or Bank holidays
Farmers Market Dates
Lyburn farm lies on the northern edge of the New Forest,
straddling the small river Blackwater, and has been
farmed by the Smales family and Mike and Judy in
particular for the last 40 years. The river Blackwater
rises on some of the high ground of the forest and as the
heather and gorse gives way, to the old ancient oak
forest, home of the fallow deer, the countryside falls
away sharply towards the north. In the bottom of the
valley you will find the Hamptworth estate, of which
Lyburn farm is part. The name Lyburn, is in fact quite
unique, it is derived from the Scottish, lye 'born', and
burn 'river', 'borne by the river', and with the
Blackwater on either side we certainly are
Stores that stock
solar panels that generate most of the electricity to
make the cheese.
The Royal Oak Pub
Royal Oak Pub, Fritham is one of our locals. We take a
number of enquiries from visitors to the area as to where
to get a good pint and a ploughmans. Look no further.
Then come on down to the shop, open Monday,Tues, Weds,Thurs,Friday
from 8am to 4.30pm.
The New Forest
The New Forest, has no great history of cheese making,
unlike the west country. Traditionally, in the last 100
years, the milk from Hampshire, has always travelled
eastwards to the large conurbations of Southampton and
London, to be sold as bottled milk. Historically records
show that cheese, will have been made by the Cistercian
Monks at Beaulieu and other Monasteries, back in the 1200's.
Cheese will also have been made on the various farmsteads
in the last 500years, particularly those farms that are
named 'White House Farm' as they will certainly have had
connections with cheese.
The manors of Winchester, of which this
area was part, including Downton, indicate that cheese
was made locally, but not in large commercial quantities.
So for the valley of the Blackwater, and Lyburn Farm,
cheese making is a relatively new venture set up to
address the needs of a changing market place.