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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'.


Happy cows

Pumpkin site

Organic site

Making the cheese U Tube

SALSA accreditation.

Local Wedding venues

01794 399982


Hampshire Farmers Markets

Hampshire Fare

Leaf Logo

crop og maize
Pumpkin cLyburn Cheese tower.

Local cheese 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

More Old Winchester becoming available

Great Taste Awards 2016
Stoney Cross 1 Star Gold
Old Winchester 1 Star Gold

British Cheese Awards Results

Old Winchester Gold and Silver for export
Lyburn Gold Silver
Stoney Cross Silver
Winchester Bronze

Lyburn cheese goes to Germany with bmi and Southampton Airport

Old Winchester wins top hard cheese prize at Melton

Old Winchester and Lyburn Smoked both take a Bronze at the World Cheese Awards

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 cheese press.

Lyburn Cheese goes Solar

For sale
Used equipment.

Farm Shop (Only sells cheese).
Shop opening times are Monday to Friday, 8-00am until 4-30pm.Not open weekends or Bank holidays

Hampshire Farmers Market Dates

Farm History.
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 Old Winchester

The solar panels that generate most of the electricity to make the cheese.

The Royal Oak Pub
The 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.

To e-mail or phone the cheesemaker type in this address,

lyburncheese@ hotmail.com

or 01794 399982 for Andy in the cheese packing room