Located at the heart of the Solway Plain, looking out over the Northern Fells of the Lake District, Thornby Moor Dairy is housed within the out buildings of the old Crofton Hall Estate near Thursby, eight miles west of Carlisle. Thornby Moor Dairy is run by Carolyn and Leonie Fairbairn.
Carolyn began making cheeses in 1979, using milk from her own small herd of goats. A practical approach - reading recipes, a lot of trial and plenty of error, common sense and perseverance has resulted in the development of our unique range of cheeses.
Of primary importance to any cheesemaker is the cleanliness and quality of their milk supply. For this our gratitude for their endless hard work go to:Parton Hall, Micklethwaite (Dairy Shorthorn Cows) and Dolken Dairy Goats, Wiggonby.
Integrity, good flavour and nutritional value are what we look for when buying food. We at Thornby Moor Dairy will always strive to meet those expectations in the cheeses we sell.
Our aim? 'To capture the essence of Cumbria in the flavours of our cheeses'.