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

Charlie Barber's Cheddar Challenge

Charlie Barber recently challenged a selection of food bloggers to create recipes combining Barber's 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar and their own regional ingredients - and the entries are now in.

Be choosey about your Cheddar

There are many Cheddars’ available to buy, but only a few will bring something special to your cooking.

Cheese graters at the ready...

Cheese lovers and cooks fight fiercely for the coveted title of ‘Barber’s 1833 Best Ever Toastie’

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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