Brue Valley Farms
Brue Valley Farms was originally three neighbouring farms in the village of Baltonsborough with land extending over the Somerset levels towards Glastonbury Tor, only two miles away as the crow flies.
The lush pastures provide superb grazing so that our happy and contented cows can produce lashings of delicious milk. This in turn makes great tasting, handmade farmhouse cheese and butter. Our grandfather knew that, and we are carrying on the tradition, handing the skills down through the generations so that each of our Brue Valley cheeses retains the distinctive and unique flavour for which it is renowned.
We have recently extended our dairy to include a purpose-built area for the production and packing of our butter.
Latest info from our News page
Amalgamation with 'Greens of Glastonbury' promises an exciting future for customers of both companies.
Half-marathon success and a new baby!
We have had to say 'Goodbye' to Bronson, our Harris Hawk.
Success at Frome Cheese Show
Rob speaking at the Dairy Event
More prizes for our Cheese and Butter.
Meet the team
The senior director, Bob Clapp, is nearly 16 years older than his brother Simon; his son Rob is only 11 years younger than his uncle, so the family has a well spaced natural hierarchy which seems to have bypassed some of the tensions which often occur in family businesses.
Their skills and abilities complement each other: Simon has a solid Seale Hayne background in Agricultural Management, and vast experience developed in cheese and butter making and selling; Rob’s Environmental Science degree from Birmingham University, combines with his experience within the farm and dairy herd, and a good financial understanding.
With Bob nearing retirement, he can be confident that the two younger directors are well placed to take the business through the next challenges.
Louise, Bob’s wife and Company Secretary, took a sideways step from her career in education after their marriage to run the farm office, organising accounts, farm records, audits and opinionated men instead of lesson plans and schoolchildren! Although still involved at Board level, Louise is content in the knowledge that the office is in safe hands, and now spends less time on site.