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The Courtyard Dairy

Crow Nest Barn | Crow Nest Rd,, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle LA2 8AS, England
+44 1729 823291
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If you like cheese - go!

Learned of this place while visiting Town End Farm Shop, nearby. It has the biggest selection of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stephen W
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Lucky find. Cafe stop on our road trip.

We visited here with our 2 year old son. The staff were extremely welcoming as soon as we walked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TD_GlobeTrotter
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London, United Kingdom
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The Courtyard Dairy was created with the ethos to sell only the best cheese available from the British Isles by Andy and Kathy Swinscoe who spent many years working for some of the best cheesemongers in France, London and the South West. Setting up by themselves in 2012 they wanted to champion and support the few remaining independent farmhouse cheese-makers in Britain. These small individual farmers still make the cheese by hand with unpasteurised milk from their own herds, in order to get the best depth of flavour. Each cheese is then aged to perfection in The Courtyard Dairy’s maturing cheese room near Settle. Winner: The Best New Cheese Retailer at the 2013 British Cheese Awards ‘Best Cheese Counter’ and ‘Cheesemonger of The Year’ at The World Cheese Awards 2013; Runner-up: BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards 2014 ‘Best Food Retailer’. Observer Food Monthly Awards 2015: ‘Best Independent Retailer’.
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“cheese making” (12 reviews)
“raclette” (12 reviews)
“love cheese” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Crow Nest Barn | Crow Nest Rd,, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle LA2 8AS, England
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+44 1729 823291
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Learned of this place while visiting Town End Farm Shop, nearby. It has the biggest selection of (often local) cheeses I've met in a while. They also have foreign items like whole Parmesan wheels maturing on shelves in the shop. For me it's a must-see...More

Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here with our 2 year old son. The staff were extremely welcoming as soon as we walked through the door and offered us various cheeses to try free of charge. We had a brief look in the cheese museum before venturing up to...More

Thank TD_GlobeTrotter
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and excellent range of local cheeses. Good samples and a lovely coffee shop upstairs .Had to try the hot chocolate and the cheese platter and a very large cheese scone. Seemed a bit pricey but you got a large portion that you could...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the way home from holiday and needed to break up the journey. My hubby and I visited with our 3 year old and our 10 month old who is disabled. Staff were very friendly making a fuss of both our children which we like....More

Thank teambowes
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

If you like "messed about with" cheese - you know cheese with chilli; cheese with fruit and other stuff, then don't visit expecting that. This place stocks serious cheese for serious lovers of cheese. A large percentage of the cheese they stock is made from...More

1  Thank Jukesman
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We popped in here on a whim and were pleasantly surprised! Pink served us and she couldn’t have been nicer. She was knowledgable about production of the various types of cheese and gave us samples of each. All the cheese seems to be sourced from...More

Thank Heather J
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

If cheese is your thing The Courtyard Dairy should be a the very top of your to visit list. I’ve been buying cheese here for years and it’s mostly cheese that you would struggle to source anywhere else. Andy, Kathy and their team provide excellent...More

1  Thank Bobtash
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Lovely friendlu team who know their products, tasters from any cheese is lovely, guest cheeses by the dozen, not too cheap, but you do pay for quality, and boy is this cheese quality, the cafe is delightful and the museum vry interesting, how lovely to...More

Thank shellums2015
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Out for a drive (yes, people still do these old fashioned things in the North) in North Yorkshire on a recently rare sunny day we happened across The Courtyard Dairy. What a super place! A real cheese making diary, a cheese shop (where you can...More

1  Thank MrToad
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Visited whilst on holiday. It's a cheese shop, museum, cafe and they even run cheese making courses. They stock cheeses from small producers. I bought some home, they were so good I have placed 4 mail orders since. Cheese arrives well packed, on time and...More

2  Thank Malcolm E
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