Monkland Cheese Dairy, Herefordshire

Discover cheese production methods as used by an experienced Artisan Cheesemaker. Through a practical days cheesemaking learn about every stage of the production of hard and soft cheese at Monkland Cheese Dairy. Learn about the process from milk to maturation.

Your cheesemaker and guide for the day, Mark, has a wealth of cheese experience. Artisan production of Little Hereford at the dairy has been going for 25 years. Other cheeses joined in along the way until our position now where we produce seven different cheeses in small regular batches.

The day can be tailored to your needs to a certain extent. A group wanting a fun activity will probably want something slightly different to the total cheese enthusiast and we can try and fulfill your desires. The day usually starts at 8.30 with an introduction and the necessary paperwork. Then we get started. It is a very practical day so you are actually making the cheese. You will make your own small cheese which we will mature for you and then dispatch to you. We provide a ploughmans lunch for you and afternoon tea and tea and coffee breaks throughout the day. If you want to go right through to the final turning that is at about 4PM. You can join in with the cleaning as well or skip that part and have a cup of coffee, it is up to you.

For dates, prices and further details please email or telephone us here at the dairy.


Nov 2019 . We just wanted to say thank you to all of you for making last Monday’s Cheesemaking Experience day so special for us.We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day with you and now realise just how much time, effort, love and thought goes into making artisan cheeses. The whole day was planned so carefully around not only making the cheeses, but detailing and showing all the stages of maturing and storing the cheese. All this with time for excellent tea / coffee, cakes / biscuits, and a splendid lunch. We can’t call ourselves ‘affineurs’ but we are definitely more knowledgeable about the cheese we eat and what goes into making an excellent cheese.Thank you all again for a great day. With our very best regards, Sara & Diane.

Monkland Cheese Dairy, Cafe And Cheese Shop