Take the Tour

What better way to truly understand how our delicious Northumberland Cheeses are made, than by spending an hour or so in our shoes (or wellies to be precise!). Our friendly and experienced cheesemakers will share with you the story from the moment the milk is delivered directly from the farm, through the churning, molding, brining, maturing, and packaging until that great moment when the cheese is in your hand. An experience like no other; step behind the scenes and take the chance to understand what it means to be truly local and completely traceable. Afterwards enjoy the fruits of our labour and sample the cheeses you have seen made by hand with our experienced team.

 

Please note: tours are only available Tuesday to Thursday and are subject to cheese production. Tours must be booked in advance, and we cannot normally accomodate impromptu visits. Please can you give us at least 24 hours notice so we can prepare everything ready for your visit. Children must be aged 10 years and above to attend any tours for health and safety reasons.

 

We have two types of tours for you to choose from below.

Option 1 - Dairy Tour

An intimate Dairy Tour and Cheese Tasting Experience which includes a homemade lunch in the Cheese Loft Café. Choose from our tour lunch menu, plus a cup of filter coffee or Rington's tea.

 

£20.00 per child aged 10 -15

£25.00 per adult (aged 16 and above)

 

Please purchase dairy tour vouchers via our online shop

 

Tours start at 11am and last for approximately 2 hours, (timings may change depending on how busy we are). To keep the tours intimate and personal there is a maximum number of 6 people per tour. Regretably the tour is not suitable for wheelchair users. 

 

Please note that our Dairy Tours do not run throughout October, November and December as we are too busy making cheese for Christmas!
Please get in touch with Martin (our Production Manager and keeper of the 'Dairy Diary') production@northumberland-cheese.co.uk and if you have any queries.

 

Option 2 - Cheese Making Day

A Cheese Making Day includes getting your hands dirty and deep in the cheese making process, a Cheese Tasting Experience, lunch in the Cheese Loft Café and a Truckle of Cheese made by your fair hands.

 

£85.00 per adult

£150.00 for two adults

Sorry this is not suitable for children.

 

For those of you who want to be fully and actively involved in the cheese making process we have a unique offering which allows you to experience a ‘day in the life of a cheesemaker’.

Our Cheese Making Days start at around 9am and run until 3pm. It is a full day which see’s you perform the necessary and hands on steps in the cheese making process. Three months later we will send you your truckle (400g) of cheese that you have personally made, there can’t be many better achievements in life than that!

 

The maximum number of amateur cheese makers on any cheese making day will be 2 people. 

 

Please purchase Cheese-making Day vouchers via our online shop

 

 

Please note that our Cheese Making Days do not run throughout October, November and December as we are too busy making cheese for Christmas!

Please get in touch with Martin (our Production Manager and keeper of the 'Dairy Diary') production@northumberland-cheese.co.uk and if you have any queries.

To book please get in touch with Martin (our Production Manager and keeper of the 'Dairy Diary') production@northumberland-cheese.co.uk  or call 01670 789 798. We look forward to welcoming you to our lovely Cheese Farm!

Option 3 - Family Tour ticket

Stuck with what to do with the kids over the summer? Why not bring them along to the Cheese Farm? As a summer exclusive, Northumberland Cheese Company will be opening its dairy doors to families in search of cheesy entertainment. 

Lead by one of head cheesemakers, we will get you dairy-ready in hats and coats, then you will get a tour around our world, including the tanks, the production room, the stores, and the fridges. An experienced cheesemaker will be on hand to talk you through all stages of production, curds, whey, and moulding. Finally, the tour will finish in despatch, and will include a cheese tasting.

The tour will last approximately 1 hour.

The tour does not include lunch with the ticket price, but you will be given a 10% discount voucher, which can be used on anything from the cafe or any purchases in our cheese loft shop. 

Book online and call Martin Atkinson, our production manager on (01670) 789 798 option 2 and book your slot. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRICE OF THIS TICKET IS BASED ON TWO ADULTS AND TWO CHILDREN. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO YOUR PARTY SIZE, PLEASE CALL US AND WE WILL CHARGE YOU AN ADDITIONAL £5.00 PER CHILD AND AN ADDITIONAL £10.00 PER ADULT.

CHILDREN MUST BE OVER 5 YEARS OLD. PLEASE NOTE THAT LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TICKET. TOURS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILTY AND MUST BE ARRANGED WITH OUR PRODUCTION MANAGER. TOURS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE MON-FRI. 

 

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