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Somerset Cheese Company

Artisan cheesemakers who specialise in adapting traditional style recipes to produce characterful cheeses from sheep, goat, buffalo and cows milk.

An assortment of cheeses from the Somerset Cheese Company

Award winning, delicious handmade hard and semi-hard cheeses from the Somerset Cheese Company

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Sheep, Goat, Buffalo and Cow's cheese

The Somerset Cheese Company makes a range of hard and semi hard cheeses from all types of milk, including sheep, goat, buffalo and cow’s, including Channel Island milk.

Most of our cheeses are mould ripened in the traditional farmhouse way, whilst Rainbows Gold is wash-rinded. This means that the cheeses are wiped in a solution of ‘Golden Chalice’ ale and a ripening bacteria. This produces a distinctive golden rind which is pungent and sticky.

Other cheeses are sent to a professional smokery for gentle, cold oak smoking.

You can be sure that all our cheeses are made with strict attention to detail and due diligence, and also, all are made using vegetarian rennet.

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We provide cheese for:

  • Wholesale
  • Restaurants and Delicatessens
  • Farmers Markets
  • Contract Making
  • Individuals

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The Cheese Shed started in 2006 and we quickly became aware of the Somerset Cheese Company. Their wonderful Fosseway Fleece ewes’ milk cheese became a staple of ours and has been ever since: we often recommend it and our customers are never disappointed! Over time we’ve got to know their other cheeses and now stock most of them. In every case the cheeses are distinctive and really high quality.

Pennard Vale deserves its awards, the buffalo milk cheeses are quite simply unique and even their cheddar, Six Spires, manages to stick out from the crowd. At The Cheese Shed we aim to support the best of small-scale Westcountry artisan cheese making, where quality and character come first: Anita & Phil’s dairy is the perfect example of the sort of thing we’re looking for.”


Ian Wellens. Owner. The Cheese Shed

Key Facts

Local Cheesemakers

We have over 80 years combined experience in the craft of cheese making

Delivered Nationwide

We deliver our award winning handmade cheeses all over the UK

Made in Somerset

Based in beautiful Somerset, not far from the famous Bath and West Showground