Christmas orders are now being taken. Simply place your order and select the date you would like to receive your cheese. For local delivery info please click here. Christmas orders can be placed until 4th December. After then we offer counter service only all the way to Christmas Eve. For our December opening hours please click here.
For delivery the week before Christmas you can choose either Wednesday 20th December or Thursday 21st December. Our normal £5.95 delivery charge* applies for all orders including local customers who want delivery on these dates. (* increased charges apply for Highlands and Islands)
Collections are from our sister shop, The Loose Larder, at 15 Reading Road.
£3.30 – £19.80
Heckfield has wonderful savoury notes of Marmite with a buttery texture that literally melts in the mouth. It is naturally golden in colour due to the Guernsey milk used in its make.
Heckfield is from our friends at Village Maid Cheese. It is made using Guernsey cow’s milk from Heckfield Park Farm near to where the cheesemakers are based. It is a fabulous cheese which has the flavours of a good mature cheddar with the crumbliness of a classic British territorial cheese.
Village Maid Cheese which was started in 1986 by Anne Wigmore. Anne had previously worked for the National Institute for Research in Dairying as a microbiologist, but she left in order to pursue her dream of producing her own cheeses. When Anne first decided to make Waterloo she was based on the Duke of Wellington’s estate, hence the cheese’s quirky name!
Today Anne works alongside her husband, Andy, and their son and daughter in law, Jake and Kayleigh. The Wigmore family have recently completed a new dairy and maturation rooms at their village location. Their cheese production is second to none in the UK. They encapsulate the true ethos of artisan cheesemaking.
We visit the Village Maid dairy every 2 weeks to buy our cheese direct from them. This means that we have the opportunity to chat to the cheesemakers and find out what their plans are for the future. We also feature 6 other cheeses from Village Maid. They are Farley, Waterloo, Spenwood, Truffle Spenwood, Wigmore and Maida Vale.
Heckfield pairs really well with a full bodied red or a classic lunchtime bitter.
Ingredients (Allergens are listed in capitals)
MILK, salt, vegetarian rennet.
Normal opening Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm until:
Christmas Eve 9am – 12pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Wednesday 27th Closed
Thursday 28th Closed
Friday 29th 9am-4pm
Saturday 30th 9am-4pm
Sunday 31st Closed
New Year’s Day Closed
Tuesday 2nd January 9am-4pm then as normal
After Christmas our courier delivery slots start from 10th January.