The Café and Museum

The cheese shop is open for business and will be happy to serve you in person/deliver out to the car.
You can also order online for delivery nationwide: local delivery is free, otherwise charged at £5.95 for orders under £55.
Unfortunately, the café, museum and toilets are permanently closed.  There is plans afoot to build an extension which will house a museum and a new events/food service space in 2022.
In this interim period takeaway coffee and ice cream available 8-8 everyday; and on sunny weekends outside savoury and sweet crepes are available 11-3.


Alongside the award-winning shop and maturing room, The Courtyard Dairy offers a cosy café and a small informative museum which tells the story of farmhouse cheese and its history.

The Café – Currently closed

Cheese Cafe

This café is serious about cheese, with its cheese-maturing room and dining tables made from cheese-maturing boards.  With first-class food ranging from hot, grilled raclette to bubbling fondue and rich toasties, any cheese lover will be delighted.  Plus there are freshly-made cakes and scones, specialist coffee roasted each week, and a range of other beverages to enjoy. This is truly a great place to take pleasure in a quick snack or full meal.

View a sample menu here.
[Please email if you’d like to see the current up-to-date menu for the cafe.]

The café is licensed and features regular bespoke and unusual evening events: contact us to find out more.

The Museum – Currently closed

cheese museum

Sited right next to The Courtyard Dairy’s cheese-making room is an informative space with display panels and exhibits telling the history of cheese-making in Britain, how different cheeses are made and what makes farmhouse cheeses so unique – from pasteurisation to cloth-binding.  Learn in detail a little more about what makes farmhouse cheese taste so special.


The Courtyard Dairy’s Cheese Experience was funded by grant support from European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
This funding allowed The Courtyard Dairy to create its new museum area, café and cheese-make room in 2017, by grant funding for building works, new equipment and marketing material.