We are committed to minimising our impact on the environment and to helping you to minimise your household waste, whilst ensuring our products continue to consistently taste great.
As part of this, we are actively working to reduce the amount of packaging we use.
The plastic film we currently use to wrap most of our cheese is made up of a number of different layers. These ensure the cheese doesn’t become contaminated before you open it, has a good best before date and stays fresher for longer, thereby helping to reduce food waste.
As a result of these layers, this packaging is not currently widely recyclable and there are presently no recyclable materials that deliver these levels of food protection, quality and safety.
We are on a mission to make all of our packaging recyclable by 2025.
You can now recycle your flexible plastic cheese packaging through The Cheese Packaging Recycling Programme. More details can be found here.
We are also working closely with WRAP, a leading non-governmental organisation, and are signatories of their flagship Courtauld Commitment 2025, a voluntary agreement that brings together organisations across the food industry to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable. For more information click here
Davidstow has been supporting rural and farming communities through
its partnership with The Royal Countryside Fund since 2011. Since
then, the Fund has been able to support over 2,500 farming families
across the UK through their Farm Resilience Programme, and
over 170,000 individuals in rural communities through their grants programme.
A large number of these farmers and communities have been in Davidstow’s
home county of Cornwall.
About The Royal Countryside Fund
Founded by HM King Charles III in 2010, The Royal Countryside Fund is the only UK-wide charity focused
on the unique issues facing farming and rural communities. The Royal Countryside Fund works
together with individuals, small farms and community groups across the UK and inspired by
their Royal founder, acts as a catalyst, enabling change and developing resilience through a unique
combination of grants, community-led projects and practical guidance.
Through their farming programmes and rural community grants, The Royal Countryside Fund
aims to improve the lives of people and communities in rural areas, support farming families to take
charge of their business, and provide support to those in need through the Farm Support Group Initiative.
Since its founding, they have invested more than £11.2 million in rural Britain through their grant programmes.
Since 2011, for every £1 invested by Davidstow into The Royal Countryside Fund, farming families have seen
a return of £78.66. The Royal Countryside Fund has delivered their two resilience programmes, the Farm Resilience
Programme and Farm for the Future, in several Cornish locations since 2016, providing free, practical
workshops to family farm businesses and offering guidance on topics including the environment, finances
and succession. To learn more, click here. Additionally, their Supporting Rural Communities grants programme
provides grants of up to £25,000 to community-led projects that enhance the viability and sustainability of
rural communities. At least £500,000 is awarded each year.
Click here to learn more about The Royal Countryside, including how to support them by becoming a Friend of the Countryside.
“Farm Support Group Initiative, helped many others to access local support when it is needed most.
Without any doubt, the Farm Resilience Programme has united us as a family and given us and our farm the direction its needed.
I firmly believe that we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for The Farm Resilience Programme – our backs were against the wall.”
-The Poad Family, Davidstow suppliers and Farm Resilience Programme participants
(HUMANS) ARE FREE WHEN THEY BELONG TO A LIVING, ORGANIC, BELIEVING COMMUNITY, ACTIVE IN FULFILLING SOME UNFULFILLED, PERHAPS UNREALISED PURPOSE. NOT WHEN THEY ARE ESCAPING TO SOME WILD WEST. THE MOST UNFREE SOULS GO WEST AND SHOUT OF FREEDOM
– D.H LAWRENCE