The Spieling family moved from Holland to Cornwall in 1988 to set up a dairy farm near Polruan, in the south-east of the county. Producing high-quality milk, but frustrated by low prices, they decided to look into cheese production as a way of adding value to what the farm could produce – and drawing on their Dutch heritage was the obvious way to go. They refurbished a shed on the farm to use for a dairy and maturing room, and son Giel travelled back to Holland to study cheesemaking with other members of the family. Cheese making in Cornwall began in earnest in 2012, with the first cheese going on sale later that year. Pasteurised.