The Café and Museum

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

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.

The café is licensed and features regular bespoke and unusual evening events: click here to see a list of what’s coming up.

The 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.