All these cheeses will be made by Sean and his staff, bringing you the finest produce possible, from the various raw material of pasturised milk from the Ribble Valley in the Trough of Bowland, true Lancashire milk.
"I am committed to using this fine milk as the numerous prizes this year testify. It has put Saddleworth Cheese Company firmly on the cheese making map. We are making a bonafide quality Lancashire cheese and a Blue cheese that fully justify our decision to stay with this creamery friendly, famous milk".
We are lucky here in Saddleworth to be completely surrounded by beautiful, swathing, rugged moorland and grassland that attracts lots of tourist interest throughout the year. We are blessed with great walking country and boast well over a hundred bonafide country walks, all available from our very good tourist information centre in Uppermill. Saddleworth though is more than just that, we are a thriving community of attractive, stone built villages clustered around the imposing hillsides from Delph, Diggle, Dobcross, Lydgate and Greenfield all nestling in the Chew River Valley and commanding great views of the edge of the peak district and the attractive Tame Valley. To our largest village Uppermill which is overlooked by the impressive engineering feat of the Saddleworth viaduct. We have been known to enjoy the occasional pint of real ale in one of its many pubs (some with there own micro-brewaries attached) along with a vibrant music scene from the brass bands through to blues, folk and rock at the Railway Inn at Greenfield. We are also very well served by the rail network that brings people straight to our new stone built station in the Greenfield, the railway artery of Saddleworth, (just next to the Railway pub!).
The Brass band scene is touching upon legendary around these parts as we host the Band Contest each May-June, where bands from all over the country pit their wits against each other in the famous brass competition so accurately portrayed by Pete Postlethwaite and Ewan MacGregor in the colloquial and gritty film "Brassed Off".
Saddleworth joined Oldham in the Industrial revolution in its manufacturing of yarns and cloth as the mills and canal system testify. There has been a concerted and sympathetic regeneration of our links to those bygone (but not forgotten!) years. The canal system now links through to Leeds and beyond and our tourist canal trips are a very popular lazy day pastime, where you can enjoy a pint of Saddleworth beer whilst taking in the stunning hillsides of our eclectic lovely county.
The moorland landscape is punctuated with these charming villages set within this stunning scenery...It's little wonder we attract walkers and artists to this bewitching area where the legacies of coal mining, mills, canals and pack horse bridges on our ancient trade routes remain.
There's always a smile for you in Saddleworth that's for sure...You should come and give it a try sometime...