Centre of Cheese Excellence Enhanced by Hampshire Cheese Company Move
Planning permission has been granted for the development of a new production facility (creamery) for Hampshire Cheese Company. The creamery will be located adjacent to Newlyns Farm Shop. Newlyns is home to one of the largest dedicated cheese rooms in the South of England.
The new premises will enable Hampshire Cheese Company to significantly expand production to meet demand for its award winning Tunworth and Winslade cheeses. Capturing the public zeitgeist to understand food production, the design of the creamery incorporates viewing windows, enabling the public to share the magic of the cheese making process. Founder Stacey Hedges said:
“I am really proud of the consistent quality of our Tunworth and Winslade cheeses. With our new premises, we have an opportunity to continue making the best possible cheeses, build our brand and increase our range of products.”
There is an increasing appetite for food lovers to understand the progeny and process of food manufacture. With the design of the Hampshire Cheese Company’s new creamery and its location adjacent to Newlyns, visitors will be able to experience cheese making from factory floor to tasting room.
Jo Moody, Cheese Expert at Newlyns, said:
“British artisan cheese is capturing the imagination of cheese lovers and restaurateurs around the world. Stacey, Charlotte and the Hampshire Cheese Company team make first class cheeses that consistently sell incredibly well and are enjoyed around the world. We cannot wait to have them onsite and are really excited by the opportunities this will bring!”
About Hampshire Cheese Company:
Hampshire Cheese Company, an award-winning, artisan cheesemaker, produces among the best handcrafted soft cheeses in the world. Home to the much loved Tunworth and Winslade, the cheeses achieve recognition on the global stage year after year. From the first ladle of milk from the local farm to the paper wrap and box packaging, every cheese is made by hand, using traditional methods and in French-style ‘bassines’, with expert skill and true passion. The cheeses are stocked by prestigious retailers including Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, Harrods, Neal’s Yard Dairy and Waitrose, as well as Farm Shops throughout the UK. Tunworth and Winslade are served at Michelin-starred restaurants throughout the world, including Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, The Ritz, L’Enclume and Hawksmoor, and appear on tables of cheese lovers around the world from Hong Kong to San Francisco.
About The Cheese Room at Newlyns Farm Shop
The Cheese Room is specially equipped to offer cheese at its most delicious – aged to perfection and in prime condition. Customers are actively encouraged to try before buying. Experts will then cut and wrap the cheese in special waxed paper designed to keep the cheese at its best. The Cheese Room is located at Newlyns Farm Shop, near Hook, Hampshire. The cheese for sale can also be enjoyed in the Farm Cafe and at a series of events within the Cookery School and specialist wine shop, Caviste.
For more information please contact:
Francesca/Rowan at [email protected]