We deliver to the majority of the UK mainland excluding the following postcodes (AB10 - 56, FK19-21, IV21-63, KW1 -14, PA21 - 40, PH15 - 50.
We aim to process and ship all orders within 2 working days subject to stock availability, and no longer than 5 working days.
Delivery will be made by one of our own refrigerated vans, where possible, on a date of your choosing.
If you live in an area outside of our own van delivery service, we will use a courier, normally APC - Priority Express, to deliver your cheese. When this is the case we package your cheese with ice packs and make sure its extra secure.
Delivery costs are £7.50 for all deliveries under £50. All orders over £50 will receive free delivery.
Many artisan cheeses are matured and stored in cellars and caves but for most of us this isn’t a possibility. The most convenient way to get the best out of your cheeses is to store them in the fridge, preferably in the vegetable drawers where the humidity is likely to be higher and a bit more to their liking.
Humidity is important with cheese, left open the cheese will most likely become too dry, but if wrapped in plastic film will likely become soggy and smelly. Once you have opened your cheese try to keep it wrapped in the original packaging as this will help maintain its condition, if this is not possible you could use parchment/greaseproof paper or beeswax wraps as an alternative.
We recommend that to get the best flavour from your cheese you take it out of the fridge roughly 2 hours before you intend to serve it to make sure that it is at room temperature.
Some cheeses will have a use by date, usually the softer or fresher cheeses, this in short is the date at which point after the food item should not be consumed for health and safety reasons.
Best Before is more commonly seen on harder cheeses and is related to the point the food item is deemed to have reached its best, this is not to say that after this point the food is any less safe or that it is inedible, in fact with many cheeses the flavours will continue to develop.
A straight forward way to look at it is that the manufacturer or retailer believes that at this date, or just before, the item is at its best flavour.