Our Story

The Cornish Gouda Company produces beautifully hand crafted artisan cheeses on a small family dairy farm in Cornwall. The Dutch family moved from the Netherlands in 1998 to start dairy farming, but due to years of poor milk prices the family could no longer afford to continue running the business. When youngest son, Giel, came home from college to a ‘For Sale’ sign on the farm gate in 2012, he decided he would make the business viable by diversifying the farm through the production of Cornish Gouda Cheese.

The People

Founder and Producer – Giel Spierings

At the age of 19, Giel founded the Cornish Gouda Company to successfully diversify the family dairy farm. Giel produces Cornish Gouda cheese by hand using traditional techniques learnt in Holland.

The Dairy Farmer – Joost and Annemarie Spierings

Joost and Annemarie take pride in the quality and welfare of their pedigree herd. Giel and his parents work closely together to produce the best quality milk to make Cornish Gouda an award winning cheese.

Farm Agronomist – Jan Spierings

Jan manages the crops on the family farm to feed their pedigree herd, which ultimately provides the milk to make Cornish Gouda unique. Jan is a qualified and experienced agronomist covering the South West of England.


Cornish Gouda Company strives for zero food miles in its supply chain, and welcome recommendations to become more sustainable and eco-friendly.
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Cornish Gouda is produced by solely using milk from the family’s pedigree herd. All cows are born and reared on the farm, and fed by crops grown on its land. Every stage of cheese production is powered by a biomass boiler fuelled by sustainable forestry where on completion each cheese is matured in an eco-friendly storage facility.

We work with select food distributors who share our values.