Susan talks to Andy Swinscoe about his passion for making cheese and doing it in a way that supports local, sustainable farming. He talks about the awards that The Courtyard Dairy has won and says that they’ve won the awards because he loves cheese so much and gets it from farmers who love it just as much as he does.
The Courtyard Dairy is a unique, specialist cheese-shop and cheese-maturer, owned and operated by Andy and Kathy Swinscoe. In 2017, the shop expanded into new premises, and at the same time, a museum telling the history and story of farmhouse cheese, a café serving cheese-based dishes (and, of course, coffee!), and a cheese production room were added, alongside plenty of free on-site parking. The shop itself has become a renowned destination shop, where regulars and visitors alike enjoy 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.