Dave Holton & Tim Jarvis
Dave Holton and Tim Jarvis are the team behind the award-winning Blackwoods Cheese Company, Founded in June 2013, Blackwoods Cheese Company produces raw milk soft cow's cheese which is made on-site at Bore Place using organic milk from the Bore Place dairy herd. All the cheeses are made by hand using as little intervention as possible.
Dave began making cheese in 2006 when he undertook a cheese making traineeship at the Yarra Valley Dairy in Australia.
In 2010 Dave came to London to work for Neal’s Yard Dairy for 10 days as a Christmas temp. Dave stayed on at Neal’s Yard and went to on to work throughout the company, spending the majority of his time in the maturation department. Here Dave worked very closely with some of Britain's finest farmhouse cheesemakers.
Dave has also undertaken an internship with Mons affineurs in France and worked for Mary Holbrook on Sleight farm in Somerset.
Tim began his career in the cheese industry in 2012, working for Neals Yard Dairy as a wholesale cheesemonger. In 2013, he joined Blackwoods as a retail monger at our market stalls. Not long after Tim took up the challenge of cheesemaking and is now responsible for the majority of Blackwoods’ cheese production. He initially learnt his craft from our former cheesemaker Cameron Rowan and continues to work closely with fellow cheesemaker Dave Holton to hone his skills.