Quickes Cheesemaking Tour for Academy of Cheese Associates


The tour of the farm and dairy is exclusively for Academy of Cheese delegates who are studying at Level One or Two, offering an insight into the day in the life of Home Farm. An opportunity to see expert cheesemaking in action and meet fellow cheese professionals and enthusiasts.

9.45am Meet at Home Farm and come to the Main Office in plenty of time for a 10am start. Welcome talk from Stuart Dowle and hear the intriguing history of the Quicke family.

10.30am Take a tour of our dairy, watch our cheese makers expertly craft each truckle by hand.

11.00am Whizz around our cheese stores and see how we age our clothbound cheddar, learn about our unique mould garden and the traditional skill of grading cheese.

11.30am Tuck in to a tutored tasting where you’ll enjoy the complexity and diversity of the Quicke’s range.

12pm Take a guided tour of our farm. We’ll explain the unique macrobiotics of our soils and grasses, and why looking after our countryside is so important – and if you’re lucky, you’ll meet our world famous Quicke’s cows.

1pm Explore the farm shop!

• The route around the farm is likely to be muddy and uneven, so please bring appropriate footwear such as wellies or walking boots.

• With our changeable British weather, it’s also sensible to bring waterproofs and extra layers.

• Please note that the cheese stores stay cool even in the summer, so you might want an extra layer in there too.

• The route is not suitable for wheelchairs.

• When entering the dairy you’ll be asked to remove all jewellery (plain wedding bands are permitted), so it’s a good idea to do this before hand for safekeeping.

Related Events

Affineur of the Year
Dec 05
Affineur of the Year
Jun 01

Project Priscilla and Beyond…In conversation with Affineur of the Year Perry James Wakeman.  

Affineur of the Year, and “cheese whisperer”, Perry James Wakeman from Rennet and Rind, joins us from his maturing rooms in Cambridgeshire, to talk about his passion for nurturing fine cheeses to their full potential. Hear from Perry, one of the top cheesemongers in the UK and now a legend in the industry, as he shares the tricks, tools and techniques that led him to success with his winning cheese, “Priscilla”.

WSET Wine and cheese
May 05
WSET Wine and cheese
Jun 21

Celebrate English Wine Week with a cheese and wine pairing evening, in collaboration with WSET

Celebrate English Wine Week  with some expertly selected wine and cheese pairings in collaboration with WSET, at their London Wine School.

Affinage with MonsFormation
May 23
Affinage with MonsFormation
Oct 03

Affinage with MonsFormation October

Deeply rooted in the glory of French cheese tradition, MonsFormation integrates hands-on practice, formal instruction, and classroom discussion to train cheese professionals.