Award-winning Clothbound Cheddar producer, Quicke’s will launch the Quicke’s Cheese Box later this month, a brand new retail concept combining an online store with a contemporary cheese counter & tasting room at Home Farm in Devon. Replacing the Quicke’s Farm Shop, the Cheese Box will provide a platform for artisan cheese from across the South West and beyond, alongside a carefully curated selection of cheeseboard accompaniments.
As one of the nation’s foremost champions of cheese, from its traditional clothbound cheesemaking to Mary Quicke MBE’s promotion of artisan cheese throughout the world, Quicke’s will now refocus its retail outlet wholeheartedly on the very thing that makes Home Farm tick. A curd nerd’s dream, the Cheese Box will be stocked with award-winning cheese from across the region and further afield, featuring the cheesemaker’s entire range of clothbound cheese and whey butters.
With a fresh and modern layout, including a dedicated tasting counter, the Cheese Box will provide an informal and intimate setting for Quicke’s to share its knowledge and passion. Reaching out to cheese fans in every corner of the country, all Quicke’s products will be available for next day delivery across the UK via the online store, taking customers on a journey in taste and terroir whether in Exeter or Edinburgh. Subscription boxes will also be launched later this year.
Mary Quicke explains: “Cheese is what we do best here at Quicke’s, so it felt right for us to renew our focus on this and provide a destination retail outlet for cheese lovers. From our involvement with the Academy of Cheese to our work with international organisations such as the American Cheese Society and the World Cheese Awards, we’re driven by a desire to educate consumers on the many benefits of buying artisan cheese – with nutrition, sustainability, complexity and diversity all on the agenda – and the Quicke’s Cheese Box will be a perfect vehicle for this, both at Home Farm and online. We’re lucky to be surrounded by world-class cheesemakers in the South West, so it’s an honour to be showcasing so many of them alongside our Clothbound Cheddar, telling the stories of people and place that are so unique to each cheese.”
The Quicke’s Cheese Box will be unveiled at a launch event on Saturday 25 January, hosted by Quicke’s Ambassador, Stuart Dowle. The event will feature tutored tasting sessions, running from 10.30am until 2pm.
Quicke’s clothbound cheese and whey butter is available on next day delivery across the UK from www.quickes.co.uk.