Visit the Shop in Settle

To buy cheese online click here. Otherwise read on for further details about the retail shop, museum and cafe in Settle, Yorkshire.

Andy and Kathy Swinscoe will be delighted to see you at The Courtyard Dairy, which is a cheese shop, musuem, cheesemaking area and cafe, as well as carrying out their cheese mail order online (click here to goto the online cheese shop).

Situated in a beautiful stone barn, which helps to maintain the ideal cool atmosphere in which the cheeses are aged, this Yorkshire cheese shop started out and exists today as a specialist cheesemonger, serving locals, tourists and the top restaurants in the north of England.  In 2017 added onto the shop was a museum telling the history and story of farmhouse cheese, a cafe serving cheese based goodies (and, of course, coffee!), and a cheese-making room.

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 numerous awards including the ‘Cheesemonger of The Year’ (at the Farm Shop and Deli Awards 2016 and separately at the World Cheese Awards 2013); The Best New Cheese Retailer (2013 British Cheese Awards), Best Cheese Counter (World Cheese Awards 2013) and was also a runner up for Yorkshire Food Destination of the Year (2013) BBC Food & Farming Awards (2014) and Observer Food Monthly Awards (2015), 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 cheese shop in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

The Courtyard Dairy is located just outside Settle on the A65 heading towards Kendal, in what was the former Falconry Centre (LA2 8AS).  Find the shop using Google Maps here.