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All our cheese (except those highlighted separately) typically have up to 3 months best before dates. The Blue Cheese can only have a maximum of 28 days from the day it is made, this means dates can be as short as 10 days or less.
Sometimes the delivery of your order can be delayed and this can cause the cheese to become warm and soft. When it does this it will sometimes expand in the wax and cause a hairline crack. This can cause some leakage to occur that is perfectly harmless, simply wipe the cheese down and chill the cheese in a fridge for a few hours to become firm again. Due to the use of salt in our cheese variety no harmful bacteria can form on the cheese. For extended periods of storage of more than a few days we recommend storage in fridge at 5°C to 8°C. Blue cheese should always be refrigerated at below 5°C or it can be frozen.
Yes and you must always store the cheese long term in a fridge for extended periods of storage of more than a few days we recommend storage in fridge at 5°C to 8°C. Blue cheese should always be refrigerated at below 5°C or it can be frozen. Refrigeration helps maintain the cheeses excellent taste and texture and also helps avoid the cheeses from swelling and the wax splitting.
Most cheese will last up to 3 months if kept in the fridge. We have to include compulsory Best Before End (BBE) dates which are not true indications of the lifetime and quality of the cheese. Blue cheese has a maximum allowed date of 28 days from it being made this is a guide and this can also be frozen.
You can freeze our cheese and it will keep for up to 12 months. Defrost in the fridge for 24-48 hours and for the best flavour consume at room temperature.
The best before dates on our cheese are a guide date only that we are obliged to add to our cheese. The reality is that our cheese will last considerably longer than the dates shown if stored sealed in your fridge or frozen in the freezer for up to 12 months.
All are Gluten Free except for Old Hag Ale & Mustard Cheese, Old Hag Ale Chutney and Jamaican Jerk Cheddar Cheese.
All of our cheese is made with vegetarian rennet including the Vintage Gold and is suitable for vegetarians as our entire range is VegSoc Approved.
All of our cheese is made with pasteurised milk and all our cheese except for our blue cheese is suitable for pregnant women.
All of our cheese range is created by ourselves and we produce it in Crewe, Cheshire. We have our central distribution of all our cheese based at Hawkshead Quarry Farm, Leek Old Road, Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0BJ and our administration and HQ office is Amtri House, Hulley Road, Macclesfield Cheshire SK10 2NE.
You will gain points with every purchase you made, we will automatically give you extra points on your birthday and there are special offers for extra points earning available, keep a lookout for our emails offers. For full details and guides click here.
Please check our Delivery Information page for more information
Please note, during the busy festive period your order may take slightly longer to be delivered
Yes there is a minimum order value of £10 required with carriage of £4.95. Orders over £40 for Cheese Club Members are free delivery and over £50 for non-members are free delivery. We have to apply a minimum order to be able to provide a service that does not make a loss. It costs us as much in overhead, packaging and carriage to send one cheese as it does to send out five but we only get 1/5th of the contribution to our running costs. The delivery cost is subsidised by us and we pay the VAT equivalent on your order. We are constantly looking at ways of reducing the carriage costs and passing on the savings.
We use Braintree® Payment Gateway owned by PayPal® for all financial transactions, we also support Amazon Pay, Apple Pay and Google Pay. In the event we need to refund you for any reason you please email [email protected] and we will process a return or refund we have a policy of not sending replacements for single damaged items we will offer you vouchers and Rewards points instead
Yes we use the Braintree® Payment Gateway owned by PayPal® to process all of our payments. Your card details are only entered into the secure Braintree, Paypal, Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, or Google Pay website and we do not store any payment details on our own web site. Please note you can use PayPal or Credit/Debit cards with our Integrated Braintree System.
Only one voucher code can be used per order placed, the order must be a minimum of £10.00 in value after discount and excluding the cost of delivery. The birthday voucher can be used at a show we attend as can the single or two cheese vouchers we issue but must be printed out with the email it was sent with and shown to the seller. Only official Cheshire Cheese Company organised shows and markets will accept the vouchers.
You must be logged in, add your cheese choice to the cart and then click top right Shopping cart Icon to view cart. At the bottom of the page next to the total you will find a coupon box please add your code the order must be a minimum of £10.00 in value after discount and excluding the cost of delivery. If you have a Gift card see next FAQ
You must register on our website and be logged in to use the balance from your gift card. Add your choice of products to the cart and then click top right Shopping cart Icon to view cart. At the bottom left of the page you will Apply Gift Card Code, add your code here. The balance will be taken from the card if you have credit this will be assigned to your logged in account for use with a future order.
If on the rare occasion you receive a damaged or missing item from your order, we will offer a refund or we will offer you a voucher code which will exceed the value of the missing or damaged items. Due to the high cost of shipping our policy is not to replace the item except in the case of a total loss of parcel.
Yes you can call us on 0808 189 0725 option 1 from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and we will manually process your order. It will be a lot quicker process if you have already registered on our site. Don't worry if you haven't we can do this for you. The order cut off is 2pm each day for a next day delivery but this is not guaranteed. If we are swamped with calls please leave a message with your name, number and the best time to call you back. Or email us with the same details for your call back.
You can choose to send the parcel as a gift to a different recipient. We do not include any prices on the picking sheet we include in the parcel. Please be aware the first address window at the checkout is the delivery address the next is the invoice/card address. Underneath the shopping cart is Gift Options – click this expand and add a greeting. This greeting will be printed in bold on the picking sheet and added to your gift.
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