About Us

About us

The Barber family 

have been farming and making cheese at Maryland Farm in Ditcheat, Somerset since 1833

The cheesemaking process

There is both science and art in cheesemaking. 

Our farm

Today the Barber farms comprise 2500 acres of prime Somerset dairy land and are home to some 2,000 dairy cows.

Our News

Our News

From field to fridge

We find out how your Barber’s cheddar cheese is made.

The perfect cheddar - our Vintage Reserve 1833

Charlie Barber talks about what makes the perfect Vintage Cheddar.

300 years and still going strong!

Barber’s are the world’s oldest existing cheddar producer – Giles Barber talks about how it all began.

Our Products

Our products

Barbers 1833 Vintage
Reserve Cheddar

Made using traditional starter cultures, rich milk from our cows, and always matured for at least 24 months, Barber's 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar is the culmination of all our achievements.

A deliciously creamy cheese with both savoury and naturally sweet notes.

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