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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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A jewel in the Yorkshire Dales crown

Stopped here on the way home having passed the signs on the way to Ingleton waterfalls....OMG what... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
funmunkie
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Salisbury uk
Best cheese shop ever !

What a shop! If you've never been before its well worth it ....we travel 110 mile round trip just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris B
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Leeds, 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” (13 reviews)
“raclette” (15 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 5 days ago

Stopped here on the way home having passed the signs on the way to Ingleton waterfalls....OMG what a find..if you like cheese you will love this place...its so rare to find people so passionate and knowledgeable and righty proud of their products.. this place champions...More

Thank funmunkie
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a shop! If you've never been before its well worth it ....we travel 110 mile round trip just for the awesome service you get from the guys there who go out of their way to share their knowledge of the locally produced cheese many...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Courtyard Dairy today it was the best experience in a shop/cafe I have ever had. The staff were friendly and helpful. I have a dog that was was NOT allowed in but they got a chair put by the door outside...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When first entering the Courtyard Dairy, you are met with a 'mountain' of cheese, I should think every flavour and type of cheese you could possible wish for. The staff were really friendly and let you sample any of the cheeses that you wanted to...More

1  Thank Jayde410
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sampled four cheeses and couldn’t resist buying all four! Now I need to go back and try four more! Yum!!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told about this place when we ate and the Ryebeck Hotel in the Lake District and decided to visit as it was not far out of our way to the Peak District, and I am very glad we did. My daughter is a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a friend who was visiting from Adelaide who wanted some cheese for her supper so of course we took her to the cheese shop. Even if your not a great cheese lover you couldn’t help but enjoy the experience. The ladies serving in the...More

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic find , Greatplace for my Chesse loving partner , he was like a kid on christmas morning . shop was great ,staff was so knowlegeable , nothing was too much trouble , helping you try lots of differant cheeses. There is a...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had great fun tasting and choosing some cheese & chutneys to take home. The staff were all so enthusiastic and knowledgeable, it was a great experience. We also had lovely coffee, tea and a piece of fruitcake with a large slice of cheese, also...More

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The courtyard dairy is situated on the A64 on the outskirts of Settle it used to be the old Falconry centre but recently under went an extensive revamp when it was bought by the new owners due to them out growing their old prwmises which...More

Thank Bigears40
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