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

Say Cheese for the Camera

With news that the French are eating more British cheese than ever, we recently welcomed the BBC to Maryland Farm.

Make Cheese While The Sun Shines

It's a busy time down on the farm when our cows get back out to grass.

Culture Vultures

The Barbers are renowned for their starter cultures but just why is bacteria so vital in cheesemaking?

Our Products

Our products

Barber's 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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