The Sharpham Cheese story
Celebrating 40 years of cheesemaking in 2021, Sharpham Dairy hand make a small range of award-winning English cheeses in a beautiful valley overlooking the River Dart in South Devon. Cheesemaking on the Estate began with the slump in milk prices during the 1970s, which prompted founder and Sharpham Estate owner, Maurice Ash, to find a way to make his favourite cheese, Brie, using milk from his herd of Jersey cows.
Nowadays, Sharpham Dairy is owned by Greg and Nicky Parsons, who are both hands-on at the Dairy. Their small team of cheesemakers have over 100 years of cheese making experience between them. The newest member of the team is Peter Haworth who joined as Production Manager in 2020.