Darren & Julia Quénault
La Route de Manoir
Telephone: 01534 485692
Darren and Julia Quénault of Classic Herd are the Island’s only independent dairy farmers milking and making fresh dairy products on site at Manor Farm in St Peter’s Village.
In addition to producing milk, butter, yoghurt, cream, cheese and ice cream, Classic Herd also produces beef and pork on the farm, and stocks a wide range of local healthy natural produce available in Classic Farm Shop.
In 2012 Classic Herd Golden Blue soft cheese won silver at the World Cheese Awards and Darren and Julia have won bronze and silver at the British Cheese Awards.
The Quénaults decided to break away from the Jersey Dairy as they wanted to be independent and have total control of their future. They adopt the highest standard of ethics for the well being of the livestock, to protect the natural environment of the 400-vergée farm and for quality.
Their milk is not homogenised which means the fat is not compressed into the milk. Non-homogenised milk is healthier as the fat is digested rather than absorbed into the blood stream. And, they say, it tastes nicer too!
The farm shop, which shares converted outbuildings with a café (serving the farm and other fresh local produce), a vet practice and dog kennels, also sells seasonal fresh local vegetables, meat, local artisan bread, imported organic foodstuff and wine - as well as fellow Genuine Jersey members produce and products.
Classic Herd products can also be bought at the Co-op Grand Marchés and selected outlets.