Mark & Perry, both Affineurs and World Cheese Award Judges, together they have over 40 years’ experience and they select & age our cheese with love & care, to enhance & refine the individual character of each cheese for you to enjoy at the peak of perfection.
We are pleased to say that we regard many cheesemakers as our friends and working very closely with them allows us to source the very best quality.
We love to visit the farm to truly understand what makes our cheese so special and see the challenges that our Cheesemakers face.
For us to batch select the best quality cheese, it’s so important that we meet the maker and see how the cheese is made, the quality of the milk, what makes the cheese unique and where all that flavour comes from.
Affinage - The Art of Maturing Cheese
As soon as the cheese is in our care, we continue maturing in our own Rennet & Rind Maturing Room to optimise the individual character of each cheese; skilfully controlling temperature and humidity to develop, enhance & refine the flavours, textures and aromas, so that our cheese reaches you aged to perfection.
Multi-Award Winning Cheese
Harnessing our 40+ years of knowledge and experience we challenged ourselves to create our own unique award-winning cheese - The Duke & The Duchess
The Duke - Awarded Super Gold at The World Cheese Awards
An exquisite cultured blue with complex flavours which develops a soft blue natural rind and a golden interior with dashes of royal blue. The Duke is creamy, sweet & salty, with a delicious peppery finish.
The Duchess - Awarded Bronze at The World Cheese Awards in San Sebastián
A firm and supple alpine-like cheese, bathed in English Sparkling Rosé to create a cheese full of buttery flavours, with an elegant curtsy of sweet notes.
The Duke cheese and The Duchess cheese are handmade using the fresh morning milk from Holstein/Friesian and Red Poll Cows. During the summer, the cows graze freely on clover rich pastures and in the winter dine-in on red clover haylage.
This home-produced forage, together with the highest standards of cow welfare, produces top quality, award winning milk which is rich in butterfat and when used unpasteurised optimises the unique flavours of our cheeses.
Supporting British Farmhouse Cheesemakers
Jonny Crickmore at Fen Farm Dairy
Before the 1920s, British Isles regional farmhouse cheeses played a rich chapter in our British heritage and was home to 1000s of cheeses. But by the 1950s we were left with about 100 cheeses. Over the last 30 years we’ve witnessed a cheese revolution in this green and pleasant land of ours.
Since ‘The Great Cheese Renaissance’ of the 1970s we now make over 750 cheeses! Once again we are making spectacular farmhouse artisan cheeses and overtaking our French cousins at the World Cheese Awards.
Patron of The Academy of Cheese
We’re proud to be a Founding Patron & Training Partner of The Academy of Cheese.
Fine Food Champions!
Perfect Cheese Companions
Not your Branston Pickle, although there’s nothing wrong with a Vintage Mature Cheddar & Branston Pickle Doorstep Sandwich! Our perfect cheese companions are selected because of the beautiful marriage they have with our cheese.
Truffle Honey, Double Baked Fig Balls from Calabria, Spanish Quince Membrillio, Spiced Tomato & Vodka Chutney, Pear, Date & Cognac Chutney…
Or our locally sourced Honeycomb from Springwell Farm in Saffron Walden, where the bees are lovingly cared for by a Husband and Wife team, who follow a traditional way of beekeeping, producing a uniquely translucent honey with a subtle sweetness, the best that nature has to offer!
Our Duty of Care
We care for the environment and continually measure our footprint so we can effectively develop and deliver our sustainability strategy.
Many of our products are sourced locally in the Cambridge Region and by supporting local suppliers, we are able to ensure food miles are minimised, more importantly local producers and their employees can benefit from our mutual relationship.
We are committed to reducing the impact we make by implementing initiatives which include waste reduction, minimising c02 emissions, energy efficiency, recycling and using bio-degradable packaging.
Ordering is Easy
Place your order online and your order will arrive in one of our own purposely designed chill boxes which are made to provide maximum protection and ensure your order arrives in perfect condition.
Our deliveries are tracked, so you can be informed as to when your order will arrive.
Online mail order to the mainland UK.
For deliveries outside of mainland UK there are additional charges.