Due to the coronavirus crisis our sheep milk farmers in the UK may not survive. Early in the crisis Shepherd's Purse's sheep milk farmer told them they only had 2 out of 22 customers left including them. They had tankers full of amazing milk with nowhere for it to go.
In order to be able to take more milk and help keep the farmers in business during tough times, Shepherd's Purse rapidly developed this product, a new version of their famous Yorkshire Fettle.
It's the same delicious 100% northern sheep's milk feta-style cheese. It's incredible to cook with or to enjoy by itself. And by buying it, you are helping to keep a whole industry survive.
Shepherd's Purse was started in the late 1980s by Judy Bell who set out on a mission to create quality dairy alternatives for cow’s milk allergy sufferers. They started making cheese from only ewe's milk then extended their range to include cow's milk and water buffalo milk cheeses. We also stock two cheeses they are most famous for - Yorkshire Blue and Harrogate Blue.
They are now an award-winning independent family-run business, making cheese in the traditional way from their farm in North Yorkshire with the business now led by Judy's daughters Katie and Caroline.