A cheesemaker in Leonard Stanley has shared the fantastic moment they let their cows out to pasture, indicating that spring really is in the air.

The smile-inducing video shows the herd from Godsells Cheese prancing and dancing out into the fields by their farm near Stroud after the winter.

Godsells Cheese is a family run business whose range of hand made cheeses are made at Church Farm, in the Gloucestershire village of Leonard Stanley.

They use milk from their own herd of cows and one other local farm - all of their cows are free range, and are guaranteed access to the big open space surrounding the farm for 180 days a year.

Liz Godsell explained why the moment is so special: "Our cows love being put out to pasture, and the sight of them leaping for joy after being sheltered inside over winter is one of my favourite moments of the year.

"They are looked after inside over winter so that the pastureland can recover, and provide lush grass for them to graze on."

The sought after cheeses which include Double Gloucester, Single Gloucester, Leonard Stanley, Waxed Cheddar and the brilliantly named Scary Mary are available locally, but are also stocked in places like John Lewis in London.

To learn more about Godsells Cheese visit godsellscheese.com