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About Belton Cheese

In the early 1920s, Stanley Beckett left the family textile business in Manchester to work at Belton as a farm student, before taking on the tenancy and eventually buying the farm. John Beckett, his son, has farmed Belton since 1970 when Traditional Farmhouse Cheshire cheese was made at one end of the farmhouse from milk produced on the farm. Belton Cheese Limited was founded in 1973 when the first phase of the modern dairy was built and further modernised in the last 5 years.

Now, Justin Beckett and his highly professional team carry on the tradition of excellence in cheesemaking, to innovate and produce a range of prize-winning English Territorial cheeses eminently fulfilling the discerning market requirements set by all the major supermarket customers, as well as export customers in Canada, USA, Australia, Europe and elsewhere.

Belton has been an organic farm since 2002, producing cereals - wheat for milling and organic beans, and growing red and white clover for grazing cows and sheep.

Organic Cheese

The organic cheese range is made from organic milk that conforms to all organic standards set by the Soil Association.


Cheese Fair, Whitchurch c. 1902 and the milking brigade at Hadley Farm in 1935

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