Why buy a cheese box from Pennine Harvest?
One very good reason is you will be helping to maintain our cattle grazing naturally on the Bowland pastures and that is something which will benefit everyone including the environment.
Cattle don’t just eat grass, by grazing it they actively help to maintain and improve the natural grass cover on the fields which they graze as well as helping to improve the natural fertility of the pastures.
Cows are ruminants which means they have four stomachs – the rumen, the reticulum, the omasum and the abomasum – and they are uniquely well adapted to grazing grass.
By buying our cheese you will not only be able to enjoy the delicious taste for yourself but you will also be helping to safeguard the environment in a natural sustainable way.
At Pennine Harvest we believe agriculture must be sustainable to work in the long run.
Unlike many other areas of the economy agriculture does not just affect the food which we eat, it also affects the air which we breath, the water which we drink and the environment and the natural landscape in which we live and many of us enjoy for recreation, whether that be walking, cycling, jogging hill climbing or just enjoying the view.
Buying a cheese box from Pennine Harvest gives you the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful landscape and environment and to contribute directly in a very practical way by helping to sustain our herds of cattle which graze on the Bowland pastures. Enhancing the landscape is essential to producing this delicious and wholesome cheese for you.
There is a great sentence in Jonathan Swift’s book Gulliver’s Travels –
“And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together.”
Jonathan Swift – Gulliver’s Travels
At Pennine Harvest we believe he was right. You can play your part in doing just that by buying a cheese box from Pennine Harvest and allow the cattle grazing the pastures and fields to continue doing their bit too.