DEVON-based cheesemaker Quicke’s is opening a new cheese counter and tasting room on Saturday 25th January, at the family’s Home Farm near Crediton.
The new store, which will be launched with a tutored tasting event led by Stuart Dowle, replaces Quicke’s Farm Shop. It will focus on cheese from the South West, along with a selection of accompaniments.
The Cheese Box will be packed with award-winning cheese from across the region and beyond, of course including Quicke’s entire range of clothbound cows’ and goats’ cheese and whey butters. The products will also be available to order online for next day delivery across the UK.
Mary Quicke says: “Cheese is what we do best here at Quicke’s, so it felt right for us to renew our focus on this and provide a destination retail outlet for cheese lovers.
“From our involvement with the Academy of Cheese to our work with international organisations such as the American Cheese Society and the World Cheese Awards, we’re driven by a desire to educate consumers on the many benefits of buying artisan cheese – with nutrition, sustainability, complexity and diversity all on the agenda.
“We’re lucky to be surrounded by world-class cheesemakers in the South West, so it’s an honour to be showcasing so many of them alongside our clothbound cheddar, telling the stories of people and place that are so unique to each cheese.”