Shepherds Purse Artisan Cheese

Shepherds Purse Artisan Cheeses was founded in in the late 1980’s after business founder, Judy Bell, discovered her passion and talent for cheese making as she set out on a mission to create quality dairy alternatives for cow’s milk allergy sufferers. In 2017 their cheese was named in the top 15 cheese in the world. Originally using only ewe’s milk to produce their cheese, Shepherds Purse extended to cows milk  and even use buffalo milk for some cheese.

Best known for their Yorkshire Blue and Harrogate Blue cheese the business remains a family ran, independent Yorkshire producer.  Further details are here.

Roots Farm Shop Quality

At Roots Farm Shop we are passionate about food, farming and the community.

Our producers are selected for the quality of their produce and their eco approach to farming and food production.  We are proud to stock produce from these local, independent companies who work with the environment when producing delicious food and drink.

We aim to connect the wider community, our customers, who want to shop in a more sustainable way.

In recent years, there has been a growing movement towards more ethical food production methods, driven by concerns about the sustainability of our current food system and the implications of the way we produce our food.  This is one of the fundamental principles of everything we do at Roots as we ourselves at Home Farm, work towards regenerative farming with our herd of grass fed beef cows. Read more about this here.

How to Shop

In store - Farm Shop & Butchers open:
Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm

Cafe open:
7 days a week 9am - 4pm
Last food orders at 3pm

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