A Hidden Gem in Cheesemaking
Welcome to the Old Cheese Room
The hidden cheesemongers - we are a husband & wife artisan cheesemaking business producing award-winning cheese here at Neston Park.
Originally supplying restaurants and shops, we can now be your local cheesemonger, too. Our sought-after cheeses can be bought right here in our online home.
We’re known for our washed-rind Jersey cows milk cheese named Baronet. It is Reblochonesque and its texture & flavour changes with the season.
We also produce fresh cheeses, fresh curd cheese, Jersey Curd - our 3-stars award winner at the Great Taste Awards 2020. And our new cheese: Lypiatt, is available now.
We are based on Neston Park Home Farm and use their Organic Jersey cows milk.
The lovely Jersey Girls graze on lush Wiltshire pastures (bordering the Cotswolds) where rich grasses grow.
The farm follows organic farming methods and puts emphasis on animal welfare and maintaining pasture, land & wildlife at their best and most natural.
How to order
Our cheese is delivered by DPD next day service 'on ice'.
Simply proceed to checkout with your selection and choose nationwide delivery - or local delivery if you live within 10 miles of Neston Park.
How We Got Here
Julianna in 2004,
during my agricultural engineering studies in Hungary I won an internship in Goat cheese making and Goat husbandry at Capriole Inc in Indiana, USA. Working under Judy Schad's leadership was soon enough for me to know that cheese making would be my inspiration for the future.
Two years later, working for Neal’s Yard Dairy in London, I met Mary Holbrook who invited me to come and work on her goat farm in Somerset. A period of nearly 4 years living at Sleight Farm making goat cheeses with Mary made me stronger in my inspiration of making cheese for myself.
Doing various cheesemaking jobs in Somerset, including White Lake Cheeses (goats milk again), I then got the chance to experiment with Jersey cow’s milk at Wootton Organic Dairy – creating Baronet’s forerunner, Surreal. Originally this was made in 50 litre batches and sold by me at Farmersmarkets - frequently consulting with & having visits from Bronwen & Randolph at Neal’s Yard Dairy. Surreal was available at their shops in London back then. In 2010, when selling cheese at Corsham Farmer’s market, I met Neston Park Home Farm’s farm then-manager, Sandy Macfarlane, who put me in touch with Sir James Fuller, owner of the Neston Estate. For generations Neston Home Farm has bred Jerseys, going fully organic in 2003.
Within a year’s time I was making raw milk Baronet at The Old Cheese Room, converted from an old cattle byre in the heart of the farm. A lot of support and encouragement came from Sir James and `Mr Sandy`. At the same time, I also worked as a cheesemonger at The Fine Cheese Co. in their Walcot Street shop in Bath for about two years.
Karim, my husband, joined The Old Cheese Room in 2014when we learned of our first daughter`s impending arrival. His background is in the wine trade and hotel & restaurant management. This experience came in handy and on the plus side he always had a strong interest in creating something with his hands. Over the past few years with our combined forces – and having two toddlers growing up at home – we have been working hard to put our passion and craft intoevery piece of cheese in order to satisfy our customers.
Collect from Neston Park
Farm Gate Collection Times
Mon - Sat: - Collection by Appointment
Farm Gate Sale: Friday: 10am -4pm
We deliver locally within 10 miles with a minimum order of £20 on Fridays & Saturdays. Please do give us a call if you prefer having your cheese delivered earlier in the week.
Alternatively, we are open for our Farm Gate Sale on Fridays from 10-4pm. Please pre- order by email or use the online shop.
Or enjoy nationwide delivery to your door!
Ordered a Daddy’s Cheeseboard for my Dad’s Birthday last week.
It was amazing, all four cheeses were utterly delicious, generous portions and I thought excellent value for money for something a little bit special!
And the wasabi cheese was a revelation!
Many, many thanks
We ordered a selection of cheeses online. The communication was great, they delivered to our door and the service was excellent. In fact, the only thing that was better than the service was the actual cheese! We loved it....and Wassabi Cheese - Amazing
I recently ordered the ‘Original Collection’ for a lock down treat and we weren’t disappointed. We had this lovely selection for lunch today ... very tasty. Loved the curd cheese, reckon it would be good with scones and jam Thank you also for the free delivery.