Andy and Kathy Swinscoe will be delighted to see you at The Courtyard Dairy, which is in fact an actual Yorkshire cheese shop, and not just for online cheese mail order. Situated in a beautiful stone barn, which helps to maintain the ideal cool atmosphere in which the cheeses are aged, The Courtyard Dairy started out and exists today as a specialist cheesemonger, serving locals, tourists and the top restaurants in the north of England.
The shop is not to be missed – it’s a destination in itself. You’ll find whole wheels of Cheddars, gently ageing on sagging spruce boards, talk to and learn from knowledgeable cheesemongers, and of course – taste cheese to your heart's delight!
The Courtyard Dairy is winner of the The Best New Cheese Retailer (2013 British Cheese Awards), Best Cheese Counter (World Cheese Awards 2013), Cheesemonger of The Year (World Cheese Awards 2013) and was also a runner up for Yorkshire Food Destination of the Year (2013), so if you love cheese, you’ll love your visit.
You can read here about the history
of The Courtyard Dairy, and how the knowledgeable and experienced cheesemongers Andy and Kathy Swinscoe had the vision to create this unique shop in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.
The Courtyard Dairy is located within The Courtyard complex on the A65, just outside Settle, North Yorkshire (BD24 9JY).