Three golden rules for pairing cheese and wine:⠀
🧀Combining is to do with tastes and textures⠀
🧀The whiter and fresher the cheese, the whiter and crisper the wine⠀
🧀The darker and stronger the cheese, the darker and heavier the wine⠀
Want to know more? Follow the 'latest features' link in our bio to read our guide on how to create perfect cheese and wine pairings. Thanks @sharphamcheese for the pointers!
Our Cheese Celebration Cakes come with detailed styling suggestion for your big occasion to create a truly stunning centrepiece.
Here are some of our ideas… we can’t wait to hear (and see) yours!
#cheesecakes #cheeseweddingcake #cheesecelebrationcake #celebrationcake #celebrationcakes #weddingplanning #weddingcake #wedding #bigday #tablecentrepiece #sharpham #sharphamcheese #devoncheese #britishcheese
Our very first Sharpham Celebration Cake safely hand delivered by Greg to the beautiful @deerparkcountryhouse. Our lovely PR expert @harrycornwall is getting hitched tomorrow!! Huge congratulations from all of us! X
Click on the product icon to view details of our bespoke celebration cake service in our online shop
Thanks @devonlifemag for mentioning our brand new cheese subscription service in the latest July/August issue.
Our new Seasonal Subscription Boxes contain a curated collection of Devon cheeses and accompaniments, delivered to your door once a quarter. Each box will feature three of Sharpham’s handmade, multi award winning varieties, a local guest cheese, Peter’s Yard Sourdough crackers and a new Sharpham chutney, plus tasting and pairing notes.
Our Summer (July) boxes have been despatched but you can sign up for Autumn delivery on our website. £30 + P&P per box.
#cheese #cheesesubscription #cheesedelivery #cheesecollection #britishchesse #devoncheese #sharpham #seasonalcheese #cheesemaking #devon #devonlife #devonlifemag #riverdart #totnes
Leg 14 LeJog (Thursday): THE FINISH!!
Greg and the team have made it to John O’Groats, riding over 1000 miles and climbing more than 40,000 ft in 14 days. Well done Greg, John, Ciaran and Jack - the Cheesy Rollers! Congratulations.
Here’s a message from Greg…
“Some of us set out as strangers bonded by ambition, and we may not have set any records BUT we have cycled over 1000 miles with smiles on our faces and shared good humour with all who we have met along the way. We are hugely grateful to our support network of loved ones and we hope we can inspire others to do LEJOG. Oh and thanks to ALL who sponsored us. You raised well over £3000 for two very great causes”.
#lejog2021 #johnogroats #congratulations #1000miles #challenge @charityforcecancer @medicmalawi #charity #giveback
Leg 13 LeJog (Wednesday): 74 beautiful miles today to get to Altnaharra, leaving 74 miles to go to John O’Groats tomorrow. What an amazing effort!
Their fundraising page has just nudged over £2500 which is a fantastic amount and will be shared by @medicmalawi Malawi and @charityforcecancer.
Greg and John visited the charity’s base in Malawi in 2018 to help with a building project and saw first-hand the amazing work that Medic Malawi do. They were humbled by their hosts’ kindness and hope, despite their many daily challenges, and any funds raised will be put to very good use.
FORCE run an amazing cancer support and information centre for patients and their loved ones who need physical, emotional, psychological and practical support. They missed out on their legendary fundraiser the Nello Bike Ride in 2020 and 2021 owing to the pandemic, so it would be great to help to get them back on track.
Thanks to everyone who has donated. If you want to give the boys a final push over the finish line here’s the link… or search ‘cheesy rollers’ on the home page.
Normal cheese related posts will resume very soon, but Leg 12 of 14 (Tuesday) involved 80 miles, mountains, four punctures, Ben Nevis, the Caledonian Canal, a swim in Loch Ness and blue skies (for a change!)
Good luck to Greg and the Cheesy Rollers for the final two days’ push to the finish on Wednesday and Thursday.
@charityforcecancer @medicmalawi @fooddrinkdevon @cheese_academy @devonlive @devonlife @growpositivenews @parsons.nicky @totnestowncouncil @visittotnes @diningdevon @sustrans @sharpham_wine
Leg(s) 11 LeJog (Monday): 52 very wet miles to Fort William today, so a shorter ride with dramatic Scottish scenery, interesting roadside flora (yes they’re looking at flowers in the long grass), and did we mention rain?! Three more days and Greg and the Cheesy Rollers will be at John O’Groats!
#lejog2021 #lejog #cheesyrollers #fortwilliam #rain #rainyday #legs11 @charityforcecancer @medicmalawi
Leg 10 #lejog (Sunday): Today was Jack’s birthday 🎉🍻🥳 so their wet and muddy 70 mile ride from south of #Glasgow had a very special birthday interlude on the bonny banks of #lochlomond. A fantastic lunch with a view at #colquhounsrestaurant, an impromptu swim and then the #CheesyRollers carried on cycling north, hugging the beautiful Loch for its entire length.
The team are stretching the ride to 1000 miles to celebrate raising over £1000 for each charity… @charityforcecancer Cancer & @medicmalawi
Leg 9 LeJog (Saturday): A big border crossing day today as the four began their ride up through Scotland 🏴 They battled wind and the first proper rain of the trip on an 85 mile super scenic ride up to Hamilton just south of Glasgow. A pit stop for supplies, a nice AirBnb and an England win 🏴 ⚽️ rounded off a long day. #cheesyrollers #homagetofromage #helloscotland #lejog2021
A sneak peek into the Sharpham Dairy office where Office Manager, Sarah (right) and Nicky Parsons (left) are keeping things on track, (along with Pete and the cheesemaking team) while Greg is making his way to John O’Groats by bike. Many of you will have spoken to Sarah over the years!
#britishcheese #devonbusiness #smallbusiness #devoncheese #devoncheesemakers #totnes
Leg 8 LeJog (Friday): Big climbs brought big views on the 65 miles from Kendal to just near Gretna. A detour took the Cheesy Rollers via Ullswater to bump up the mileage now they’ve committed to 1000 miles (with a swim in the lake!)
‘What a privilege to cycle through the Lakes & Cumbria’ (Greg)
Across the border next which is quite a milestone!
@fooddrinkdevon @charityforcecancer @medicmalawi @cheese_academy #britishcheese #lejog2021 #lejog #lakedistrict #lakeullswater #ullswater #charityride
Brand new! Let us introduce you to our very own range of accompaniments.
Working with our Devon friends at Hillside Foods we have created a range of unique chutneys, jams and marmalades to complement our artisan cheeses.
These are lovingly made in small batches and are available from our online or onsite shop.
▫️Smoky Red Pepper & Tomato Jam
▫️Caramelised Fig & Sharpham Pinot Noir Chutney
▫️Apricot & Ginger Chutney
▫️Red Onion, Rosemary & Thyme Marmalade
A pit stop at a fellow cheesemaker @joseph_heler for Greg and the Cheesy Rollers.
For more LeJog updates see our Facebook page…
Leg 6 LegJog (Wednesday): A huge day in the saddle for Greg, John, Ciaran and Jack. Nearly 90 miles cycled to up near Bolton, passing through some fabulously named places… Loggerheads and Mugglestone! An eventful day with a couple of falls (both Greg - just a few scrapes!), a pit stop at Joseph Heler Cheese in Nantwich and Bearstone Fruit Farm, a locked gate to negotiate, a few rude drivers and a late finish. Onwards to Kendal next!
Leg 7 LeJog (Thursday): Today’s 65 miles from Bolton up to Kendal were mainly fueled by cheese. Greg and The Cheesy Rollers called into the ‘Home of Lancashire Cheese’ @dewlaycheese and @cheese_shop_dewlay in Garstang.
Weather good, scenery great and with the border in their sights tomorrow it’s about to get epic! Gretna here they come!!
Another huge thank you to everyone who has donated. The team has been bowled over by your generosity and that of the people they’re meeting along the route.
Five Legs and 357 miles of the Cheesy Rollers’ LeJog challenge are complete. Today (Wednesday) will see the intrepid team (including Greg, Sharpham’s Big Cheese) head even further north from last night’s stop near Stafford, towards Bolton.
Lots of yoga, coffee and cake are keeping them going, as well as the donations from all you lovely folk to their two nominated charities - @charityforcecancer and @medicmalawi - which have reached the £2000 mark!! Thanks so much to everyone who has put something in their LeJog pot! It’s not too late. You can search Cheesy Rollers on the Virgin Money Giving site and all donations will be split between these two fantastic charities which are very close to their hearts.
Good luck for today boys, from the team back here at #sharpham
#lejog #cheesyrollers #totnes #britishcheese #cheese #charitychallenge #charity #landsendtojohnogroats #devon #cyclechallenge #fooddrinkdevon #fooddrinkdevonmembers #keepgoing #yogaforcyclists
We’re looking for the right person to join our team as a cheesemaker. Could that be you?
The successful candidate will be passionate about food and have an appetite to learn. You will have worked in food production or maybe in a catering kitchen and experience of cheese making will help but is not essential.
For more see the link in our bio. Closing date 30th June.
#jobs #food #fooddrinkdevon @fooddrinkdevon #totnes #devon #sharpham #cheesemaking #cheesemaker #cheeselover
And they’re off (again!) Greg and the Cheesy Rollers set off from a grey Land’s End on Friday headed for John O’Groats. Luckily the end of their second leg brought them to Exeter where they were able to hook up with the two charities they’ve chosen to support with their epic 1000 mile ride, @charityforcecancer and @medicmalawi.
The boys - Greg, John, Ciaran and Jack - set off once again in the rain at 8am this morning (Sunday) from Topsham Rugby Club. Hope the weather improves and the wind is at your back all the way!
To find out more about their challenge search for ‘Cheesy Rollers’ on the Virgin Money Giving website or visit our Facebook or Twitter pages. Do please share in your stories to give the boys an extra boost and help spread the word. Thanks!!
It’s the summer solstice today and Nicky has been hard at work sprucing up the planters out at the front of the dairy… spring has been replaced by summer, despite the grey skies, on the first day of the astronomical summer season.
#summersolstice #summerplanting #devon #devoncheese #summerplanting #totnes
Greg introduces Sharpham Celebration Cakes!
Let us add a personal and unique touch to your day direct from the heart of the Sharpham Estate on the banks of the River Dart.
See the www.sharphamcheese.co.uk shop for full details of our new service 💍💒🎉🍾
#occasions #britishcheese #cheesecakes #weddings #weddingcakes #devon #sharphamweddings #celebrationcakes #cakesofinstagram #cakestagram #cheeseboard
Join our award-winning Sharpham Cheese team!
We are looking for a cheesemaker to join our team at Sharpham in South Devon. For more information visit the vacancy news page on our website >> Link in bio
#cheesemaker #jobs #britishcheese #spreadtheword #joinourteam
Day Two at @tobygardenfest has been a scorcher! We’ve launched new products - Celebration Cakes and Sharpham Chutneys - and chatted about cheese. It’s been a beautiful, fun and chilled few days and we’d like to thank the @tobygardenfest team and @powderhamcastle for being such welcoming and helpful hosts. It was the tonic we all needed! Roll on 2022!
#devon #britishcheese #englishwine #gardens #cheeseboard #daysoutindevon #happysaturday
Join us at @tobygardenfest on Fri 11th and Sat 12th June at @powderhamcastle
Sharpham Cheese @sharphamwine @petersyard crackers, @southdevonchillifarm chilli jam @bluegoosecoffee
…and NEW things too!!
Hope to see you there!
Roll on this Friday! 🌼🍀🌳🌺Sharpham Dairy will be all set up in this glorious space at @powderhamcastle for @tobygardenfest. We’ll be sharing our artisan cheeses, plus @sharpham_wine and we’ll be joined by @bluegoosecoffee. Coffee and cheese anyone? You will be very pleasantly surprised! ☕️🧀☕️🧀 Come and meet the team and see what exciting things we’ve got planned to celebrate our 40th birthday! 🎉🎉🎉
Have you got your tickets yet?!
Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival 11th & 12th June at Powderham Castle. See their bio for tickets.
Nicky has been out and about in London and couldn’t resist snapping some beautiful Sharpham stockists.
🧀 👏🏼 ☀️ 🧀 👏🏼 ☀️ 🧀 👏🏼 ☀️
@bayleyandsage @neals_yard_dairy @thecheesebarldn
#sharpham #britishcheese #cheesemongers #cheeseshops #londoncheesemongers #cheese
Out and about around Sunny Sharpham with our Dairy Dog, Ronnie.
#sharpham #totnes #riverdart #devon #devonviews #southdevon #southdevonaonb #spaniels #spanielsofinstagram #dairydogs
Sharpham owner and all round Big Cheese is in ‘deep training’ to ride from Lands End to John O’Groats next month so is cycling to work most days! That’s a 60 mile round trip from home to the dairy, and he’s still at his desk before 9am. We think that deserves a pat on the back!
#LEJOG #lejog2021 #bigcheese #sharpham