And how could you not love Love My Cow!
Third generation beef farmers, Jimmy and Anna MacCurrach are based just out of Bourton on the Water with wonderful views looking down onto the Windrush Valley and stretching over the rolling Cotswold hills - and quite simply their beef is the best! I will never ever forget the whole fillet we got for my husband's 40th birthday celebrations - melt in the mouth stuff!
Jimmy really is hands on throughout the whole process - all the way from calving, rearing, through to taking them to the local abattoir, right up to even making their famous burgers. And this care and attention really shows up in the finished product with their beef having won numerous foodie awards over recent years.
So when I was asked last summer to help create a set of images to showcase this wonderful herd and product, I jumped at the chance. Even if it meant getting into a field of my least favourite animals to meet on a dog walk! And what a fun time we had - including getting very messy whilst meatball eating!
And even better, this summer Anna has opened an amazing farm shop, Toast The Cotswolds, down in Bourton on the Water - so having delicious beef has never been easier!
As always, it was a hard choice to whittle this blog post down to a few favourites!