Gold Rush! Award success for Sharpham

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The merry month of May has seen an awards gold rush here at the Dairy! It’s fair to say the team is over the moon.Hot on the heels of our Bcorp Certification, we’ve been named joint winners of the Sustainability Award at the prestigious Virtual Cheese Awards – and just for good measure, have picked up no fewer than FIVE …

We’re a BCorp!

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We are the first dairy cheesemaker in the UK to receive B Corp™ certification.Sharpham Dairy is proud to share that we are now a Certified B Corp business, the first UK dairy cheesemaker to achieve this globally recognised certification. This means we meet the highest standards of social and environmental impact; we put people and planet up there with profit …

Elmhirst – A tale of two Devon Estates

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What inspired the name of our most elegant cheese?Firmly rooted in the South Devon countryside, Sharpham Cheese can trace one of those long, winding roots six miles upriver to the Dartington Estate, to the spectacular hall surrounded by 1,200-acres and to its pioneering owners, Leonard and Dorothy Elmhirst. The Elmhirsts bought the neglected 14th century Dartington Estate in 1926 and …

All about our new Camembert

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Introducing an all-new cheese to our award winning line upThey say life begins at forty and what better way to mark this milestone birthday than creating a brand new member of the family. Our cheesemakers, led by Peter Howarth, have spent much of the past year refining a new cheese, Sharpham Camembert. After much tweaking and tasting Pete and Greg …

Merry Christmas from Greg and the team

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Merry Christmas to all our wonderful Sharpham customers, consumers, friends and families.Together we have weathered another challenging year. We’ve had some fun when allowed, and we’ve tried some new things while our old favourites have found new fans. We are eternally grateful for your support and we are sorry that we can’t always keep up with demand. We wish you …

Greg’s Festive Cheeseboard Tips

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Sharpham Dairy’s Greg Parsons is a self-confessed cheese obsessive. Here are his top tips to help guide your cheese and wine selection this Christmas.  How to pair wine and cheese…Generally, creamy soft cheeses are sublime with a sparkling wine. It’s a good rule of thumb to pair cheese and wines with equal intensity. If you’re going for a cheese with …

Dorothy’s Diary #3

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Dorothy’s Diary #3 AugustLife on Cooling’s Farm in East Prawle for young heifer calf, Dorothy and her sidekick, Dotty.Dorothy is out grazing with her friends and growing nicely. The Wotton family, who own Cooling’s Farm, have just finished their second cut of silage and are now getting ready for the calving season to start. We look forward to being bombarded …

Celebrating 40 years

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Celebrate with us!Multi award-winning Sharpham Wine and Cheese is celebrating a phenomenal forty years at the South Devon based Sharpham Estate. To mark the occasion there will be two very special events this September; a celebratory five course birthday meal at the Sharpham Estate and a virtual wine and cheese tasting.  Forty years ago, Maurice Ash brought his herd of …

On the beach with Ellie of Ebbtides

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The two varieties of seaweed which flavour our new Rustic, red Dulse & bright green Sea Lettuce, are sustainably hand harvested from this very stretch of pristine East Devon coastline.At the end of March we spent a fascinating few hours at the farthest reaches of Jacob’s Ladder beach in Sidmouth with expert harvesters Ellie and Tony of Ebbtides, learning to …

Dorothy’s got a new sidekick

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Dorothy’s Diary #2 We have exciting news! Dorothy has a new sidekick, Dotty!Exciting news from Coolings Farm! Dorothy the heifer calf has a new best friend called Dotty. Dotty was born on the 21st January and named by the Wotton’s young daughter, Grace. Dorothy and Dotty are currently living in a comfy barn next to some lambs. They will both …