Henry Rawstorne. Somerset-born Henry tells you all about its foods, farms and culture. The beautiful county of Somerset in the south-west of England is famous for its rich farmland, and especially for its cows and dairy farms. The village of Cheddar, in the Mendip Hills, has given its name to the cheese that was first made there. The county is also traditionally associated with cider production and apple orchards. Its stunning countryside includes the Mendips and the Quantock Hills, which are designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Exmoor National Park in the west is best known for its herds of wild ponies. Somerset’s rich historical heritage is typified by the architectural treasures of Bath (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Wells, with its 12th Century Gothic cathedral. Come and experience the heart of the West Country!