What makes us different

Milking in the Field

The Open Air Dairy is unique in its approach to UK dairy farming. Currently the only large scale dairy farm in Europe that is milking cows in the field as they graze, Tom Foot and Neil Grigg are producing milk from pasture fed dairy cows which are milked in mobile milking parlours which follow the cows in the field!

Why Choose Our Products?

It's made from free range, pasture fed cows
Our cows are milked in the very field from which they are roaming freely to graze.
It's crammed with calcium and other minerals
Our cheese is packed with calcium. It’s also bursting with Vitamin D, which helps our bodies to absorb that calcium, along with folic acid, zinc, phosphorus, and Vitamins A, B2, B12, and K2.
The milk from pasture fed cows is special!
The fats found in cheese are high-quality natural fats, along with those omega-3 fatty acids that we regularly hear about.
Our Cheddar product
It's an excellent non-meat source of protein
Cheese is a complete protein, and contains the right proportions of essential amino acids to allow our bodies to absorb all that goodness.
Our cheddar is good for your teeth
The combination of phosphorus and calcium in cheese may actually help replace lost minerals in your teeth.
Our happy cows make cheddar that makes you happy!
Cheese contains an amino acid called tyrosine that, when broken down in our bodies, makes us feel content. The fats in cheese also encourage our brains to produce dopamine, a natural feel-good chemical released in our brains’ “reward centres”.



A farmers son and self-taught mechanical engineer. Tom’s passion for farming is borne from his Dorset farming family roots. Tom manages day to day operations on the dairy unit.


A farmers son and Chartered Accountant. Neil’s love of farming and interest in business has led to him becoming a passionate grass based dairy farmer. As well as managing the overall business finances, Neil runs the young stock rearing unit.