Cornish Gouda Co.

by cornish-gouda in Lanreath

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Help Giel, a 21 year old entrepreneur, grow his award winning and farm saving Cornish Gouda business.

by cornish-gouda in Lanreath

BackgroundMy name is Giel Spierings. I am 21 years old and live on my parents dairy farm in South East Cornwall.  I launched the Cornish Gouda Co in December 2012 to try to save my parents dairy farm and help them get a fair price for their milk. Since launch it has really taken off. I won 'Best New Product' award at the 2013 Royal Cornwall Show. 

Why I need the MoneyI am now at full capacity in my small production and maturing area and need more space to allow me to grow the business.  My ambition is to grow the business to sell 70,000 kilos annually whereby I would be able to buy all my parents milk for a fair price and save the farm. I would like to run a couple of Crowdfunder projects to help fund a larger production and maturing area.



Giel Spierings making his wonderful Cornish Gouda.

I won Ignite, Europe's largest business start-up competition, in November 2013. The Ignite prize has already helped me create more demand and help run the company. I now however need funds to help kit out my new production facilities. This includes fitting the interior to food specifications and special cheese maturing storage racking. I will also need to kit the room out with under-floor heating and cooling units to get the maturing room to the perfect conditions. The total costs to fit everything out will be £60,000 so I will be looking to raise as much as I can over several Crowdfunder projects.

 Current small storage/maturing room


The money from this project will fund me for maturing shelves. The maturing shelves that I use is very specialist wood which is grown in snowy mountains. The wood being grown in snow mean that it has grown very slowly and also means that the wood lines are closer together meaning that mould can't grow as quickly which then means that the mould on the cheese grows very slow giving me better quality cheese and less work involved with keeping them clean.


Wholesale Orders for Restuarants and Shops now available:

We are now offering restuarants and shops etc. the opportunity to benefit from an exclusive crowdfunder price for advanced orders through our voucher scheme. £250, £400, £600 options available. However other offers can be negotiated.

Supporters so far: 





Here is an example of the £20 reward:


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you post card from the Cornish Gouda Co. and Talvan Farm.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Open day and 20% discount on all cheeses sold on the day

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A selection of Cornish Gouda. 200g Semi-Mature, 200g Honey+Clover, 200g Fenugreek

£22 or more

£22 Reward

Open day at Talvan Farm and Cornish Gouda Co. See how the two family businesses are run, experience farm life and see the cows produce top quality milk which I use to make the cheese. See where the cheeses are made as well as the new storage room you have helped us to create. Includes a BBQ and cheese tasting. 20% discount on all cheese on day

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Cornish Gouda branded T-shirt

£30 or more

£30 Reward

A delicious Mature Cornish Gouda baby round cheese for Christmas 2014 Approx. 800g A received baby round cheese will be matured for you and guaranteed for Christmas 2014

£45 or more

£45 Reward

Cornish Gouda branded T-shirt and 800g round wheel

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Personalized maturing shelf in the new storage facilities. Have your name or business on a shelf.

£150 or more

£150 Reward

A professional day of cheese making. Understanding techniques passed down from generations to make the top quality hand-crafted artisan cheese. Includes lunch and detailed tasting. Summer 2014 whatever date suits you best. 20% discount on day

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Cornish Gouda Package: Workshop-T-shirt-Hoody-800g wheel-open day with 20% discount every time you come to the farm

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Advanced Wholesale Order: VOUCHER for Cornish Gouda cheese. All prices per KG: Medium £10.50, Semi-Mature £11.00, Mature £13.50, Flavoured £12.50. + Free Samples

£300 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£300 Reward

A whole mature Cornish Gouda Approx. 11kg matured for 10-12months crystalized. Will be ready earliest February 2015 can have it whenever you want after that date.

£400 or more

£400 Reward

Advanced Wholesale Order: VOUCHER for Cornish Gouda cheese. All prices per KG: Medium £10, Semi-Mature £10.50, Mature £13.00, Flavored £12.00. +Free samples

£600 or more

£600 Reward

Advanced Wholesale Order: VOUCHER for Cornish Gouda cheese. All prices per KG: Medium £9.50, Semi-Mature £10.00, Mature £12.50, Flavored £11.50. + Free samples

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

A whole maturing rack stands with 20 shelves. Have your name or business name/logo on our shelves and rack/stands

£2,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£2,000 Reward

Name the storage/maturing room and have a personalized plaque on the new building.

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