The Courtyard Dairy


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The Courtyard Dairy

The Courtyard Dairy is a truly special cheese maturer and shop.  Housed in an thick walled, old Yorkshire Dales barn it is a cool and humid shop where cheeses are piled high; perfect for ageing cheese.

Owned by Andy and Kathy Swinscoe, who have a background working for some of Europe’s finest cheesemongers and affineurs (from London to Lyon), The Courtyard Dairy’s ethos is to only sell and champion truly special cheese.
Only stocking 30 selected cheeses, all the cheese are made very traditionally on farms, most are unpasteurised. They are all hand-selected and chosen at the farm before being aged to perfection, you'll get to try and sample some truly unique and unheard of cheeses.

It has already become a renowned destination shop, as regulars and visitors have the opportunity to sample and purchase some of the finest cheese to be found in Europe, whilst benefiting from Andy and Kathy’s comprehensive and entertaining cheese knowledge.

The excellence of this shop dedicated to championing and keeping alive farmhouse cheese has not gone unnoticed: winners of multiple awards including: Cheesemonger of the Year (World Cheese Awards 2013),  'Food Shop of the Year' (Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2020), BBC Food & Farming Awards.

It's no wonder The Daily Telegraph list it as one of the Top 10 Cheese Shops in the World.


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Lawkland, Craven, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England, United Kingdom
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