The Story so far...
Woodbridge Farm, situated in the heart of Dorset, has been the home of the Davies family for over 40 years and is where Michael Davies resurrected the 300 year old recipe for Dorset Blue Vinny cheese back in 1980.
Mike enrolled the entire family, taking over the farm kitchen and his wife's larder, until he had perfected the recipe. We're proud to say that Dorset Blue Vinny is still made on the same farm today, albeit no longer in the kitchen!
In 2000, our operations were extended for The Dorset Blue Soup Co which was created by Emily (Mike's daughter).
Woodbridge is still a working farm and is run by Richard (Mike's son).
It's still very much a family business- there's never a dull moment!
We also produce a range of chutneys and Sweet Pickled Cucumbers. They're all made, by hand, here at Woodbridge farm and are designed to suit all occasions and compliment any cheese board. We've definitely got one to tickle your taste buds so do give them a try.
Woodbridge Chutney is named after our farm and is made using pears. Spiced Tomato Chutney is the ultimate toastie filler. Sweet Pickled Cucumbers are crazy, indescribable and delicious!
Pop along to our Pop Up Shop to meet us, see the farm and try some of our tasty products.
Over the years we are proud to have worked with some fantastic ambassadors - Mike Davies was one of the original Rick Stein Food Heroes! He was also awarded the No 1 Country File Food Hero, nominated by Lesley Waters, who is one of our local heroes! And we've worked closely with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the team at River Cottage to create some fantastic soup flavours.
We have also collaborated with...
Chococco- have included Dorset Blue Vinny in their Christmas range of fabulous chocolates creating a Dorset Blue Vinny and Cranberry chocolate.
Purbeck Ice Cream- created the very first Dorset Blue Vinny Ice Cream (you have to try it)!!
Holebrooks Deli & Butchers- our local butcher who produces fantastic Dorset Blue Vinny Sausages, as well as carrying our range of products in the deli.
Oxfords Bakery- make the most amazing Dorset Blue Vinny Loaf, Cheese Twists and other delicious baked goods.
Hotch Potch Savoury Pies- Alan produces a delicious range of gluten free pies including Dorset Blue Vinny 'n' Steak, Dorset Blue Vinny 'Truckle Pies' and Dorset Blue Vinny and Vegetable.
The Real Cure- They create a DELICIOUS Dorset Blue Vinny and Fig Salami... if you haven't already tried it, you're missing out!
We're also members of Dorset Food & Drink..!
In April 2020 we launched our milk vending machine here at Woodbridge Farm, selling our fresh whole pasteurised milk to thirsty passers-by.
Our milk vending machine is entirely self-service and we don't just offer milk, next door we have a local products vending machine full to the brim with all sort of delicious goodies; Dorset Blue Vinny, sausages, cheddar, pies, chutney, rice pudding, eggs and you can even get one of our Woodbridge Farm glass milk bottles.