The Courtyard Dairy


About the courtyard dairy

The finest cheeses – delivered to your door!

The Courtyard Dairy is a truly special cheese maturer, tipped as one of the Top 10 Cheese Shops in the World by the Daily Telegraph.

Housed in an old Yorkshire Dales barn, it is a cool and humid shop where cheeses are piled high; perfect for ageing. Owned by Andy and Kathy Swinscoe, who have a background working for some of Europe’s finest cheesemongers and affineurs (from London to Lyon), The Courtyard Dairy’s ethos is to only sell and champion truly special cheese.

Stocking a selection of just 30 cheeses, all of which are made very traditionally on farms and most unpasteurised, the cheeses are all hand-selected and chosen at the farm before being aged to perfection.

Help Save British Cheese!

Farmhouse British Cheese-makers are struggling with a loss of market due to the closure of restaurants and many independents. You can help support them and their fabulous flavoured cheeses when you shop with The Courtyard Dairy.



Telephone: 01729 823291