Innes Goat Cheese is located on the historic Highfields Farm Dairy in Staffordshire, England. Since 1987, the Dairy has been owned and operated by Stella Bennett and her son Joe.
All the cheeses produced by Stella and Joe are handmade from raw goat’s milk sourced from their 220 milking does that are a cross of Saanen and Toggenburg breeds. The goats are fed hay that is grown on the farm without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. As soon as the goats are milked, the milk is transferred directly over to the cheese room for cheesemaking.
Chilcote is a brick-shaped cheese inspired by French cheese-making techniques. The maturation process of 3 to 4 weeks takes place in aging rooms that are monitored constantly to ensure that the cheese develops its wrinkled geotricum rind.
Contained immediately beneath the outer, thin rind is a layer of soft, unctuous paste that ends abruptly where it meets the true interior paste.