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Dale End Cheddar

Dale End Cheddar

Dale End Cheddar

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Traditional clothbound Cheddar made in Yorkshire by Camphill Village Trust who support people with learning and other disabilities.  Alastair Pearson (of Botton Creamery) selects specific batches for The Courtyard Dairy that are then further aged – up to 18-months.
At this age Dale End Cheddar is mature with a distinctive, tangy bite and rich, long-lasting flavour.
It is one of Andy and Kathy’s favourites.

As featured on Paul Hollywood's Pies & Puds Programme.
Amazing, well-developed, rich Cheddar.  Alastair only makes a small amount of Dale End Cheddar: full-flavoured, quality unpasteurised milk is collected from the community’s 46 Dairy Shorthorn cows (a traditional Craven breed known for the superb quality of their milk).

Alastair, a local lad who worked at Botton, travelled to Germany to learn his cheese-making trade.  Using the Dairy Shorthorn’s rich, yellow milk Alastair makes a traditional clothbound Cheddar.  Andy Swinscoe met Alastair by chance on a cheese-making course several years ago, when Alastair was trying to perfect Dale End Cheddar.  Botton Creamery also make theSummer Field Alpine, Moorland Tomme and Yorkshire Gouda.

When The Courtyard Dairy set up in North Yorkshire, Andy visited Alastair and discovered that his cheese was relatively unknown and only sold locally.  The Courtyard Dairy decided to stock the Cheddar and age it to 18-months old, by which time it is rich, with a sharp Cheddar bite.

Dale End Cheddar is made by a Camphill Village Trust  - Botton Village Community.  Camphill Communities are a social enterprise for people with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other special needs.  The community has over 130 residents, is set in the wild and beautiful North Yorkshire Moors and is fully self-sustainable and biodynamic.  Each of the residents has a job: working on the farms, helping Alastair to make and age his cheese, or in other roles (the local store, wood workshops, making preserves and baking bread).

The individual Dale End mini-truckles are made in the same way but to a smaller size (900g - 1Kg) and come individually cloth-bound.

This product will have two weeks shelf life from the date of delivery.  

Delivery Details

FREE DELIVERY OVER £55, otherwise £5.95



Shipping Facts

Orders are dispatched Monday to Thursday. However, due to courier capacity dispatch may be within 2 days of placing your order.

Minimum Order Details

There is no minimum order.

Additional Delivery Facts

Unfortunately we are unable to send goods to the following postcodes: AB31-56, BT1-94, FK17-21, GY1-10, HS1-9,IM1-9, IV1-63, JE1-5, KA27-28, KW0-17, PA20-78, PH15-50, TR21-25, ZE1-3.

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01729 823291

Opening Times

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The Courtyard Dairy

Award wining purveyors of world cheeses, their extensive range have been aged to perfection, then hand-cut at the shop. You might occasionally find the same cheese available elsewhere, but we doubt they will taste as good – cheeses matured by The Courtyard Dairy taste simply amazing


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