We are a husband and wife team Allison and Jonathan make award winning cheeses with milk from a farm that has been in our family for four generations, so we know the milk quality is fantastic!
We make four soft cheeses: Teesdale Blue, Teesdale White, Teesdale Goat (launched in October 2016), & our flavoured Teesdale Curd cheese.
In July 2016 At the Great Yorkshire Show we won Gold for our Lemon Curd Cheese, Silver for our Ginger Curd Cheese and a bronze for our Teesdale Blue and our Teesdale White (formerly called White Hilton)
Basically, everything we entered in the show was placed and we are blown away by the result!
A couple of weeks later we found out that our Teesdale Blue was also awarded a prestigious star in the Great Taste awards.
In February 2017 we won Best New Business in the Teesdale Business Awards.
In summary, we have won 13 awards. 6 in the last twelve month.
At the beginning of April 2017 Rosemary Shrager and the Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom and Henry Herbert, visited our dairy. It was the same day as Grandad Raper's funeral. A surreal day to say the least.
They were all very complimentary about our cheese. We are delighted to say that Rosemary gave us an endorsement for our Goat's cheese. Grandad Raper would have been proud. We consider our cheese as part of his legacy.
'That's one of the nicest goat's cheese I have ever tasted. Durham should be proud,' Rosemary Shrager.
(Photos courtesy of Bishop Auckland Food Festival & Taste Durham. Shot by Sodium)
At the end of April we heard from the national Artisan Cheese Awards. They had over 500 entries from 116 producers. Our Teesdale Blue and White were awarded a bronze and our Teesdale Goat was awarded a gold.
Everything we entered was placed!
This brings our total awards in the last twelve months to 9!
It's been a great start to the year. Let's see what comes next...
We sell at a number of local farmers markets and food festivals see 'Events', and we can arrange local delivery for larger orders. We also supply a number of local outlets who are listed on this site under 'Where to Buy'. You can find the restaurants that use our cheeses on their menus there too.
Please note we do not sell direct from the dairy.
We post date alerts of our weekend activities on Thursday and/or Friday- so please check this before you travel. Just in case we can't be where we said we would be.
Barnard Castle - 1st Saturday of the month
Hexham - 2nd Saturday & 4th Saturday of the month
Richmond Farmer's Market - 3rd Saturday of the month
Stanhope Farmers Marekt - 3rd Saturday of the month
Wynyard Hall - March to Oct only - 3rd Sunday of the month
Orange Pip Market ; Saturday, 24th June, 26 August & 28 October 2017 Baker Street & Bedford Street, Middlesbrough Homegrown Food Festival: Sunday, 25th June 2017: Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Taste of Tynedale: Friday, 28th July 2017 - Saturday, 29th July 2017: Hexham:
Saltburn Food Festival: Sunday, 30th July 2017: Milton Street, Saltburn
Festival of Thrift: Saturday, 23rd September 2017 - Sunday, 24th September 2017: Kirkleatham, Redcar
Please chek out Facebook page for more details and events: https://www.facebook.com/teesdalecheesemakers/