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Appleby's Cheshire
Appleby's Cheshire
Appleby's Cheshire

Appleby's Cheshire



This wonderful Cheshire cheese is a unique and complex Cheshire, with a crumbly texture and a zesty, full-bodied and tangy flavour.

Recorded in the Doomsday Book of 1086, Cheshire is in fact Britain’s oldest cheese, having been made since before Roman times. For hundreds of years, Cheshire cheese was more famous than Cheddar cheese, but more recently it has fallen from grace, and today only the Appleby family make traditional, farmhouse, raw milk, cloth-bound Cheshire cheese, using milk from their own herd of cows.

We love this cheshire cheese to adorn any cheese board - or perhaps inside a cheese and onion pie for a zesty tang. 


Raw cows' milk, salt, animal rennet and annatto.

It is necessary to apply a common sense approach to cheese care and respond to the cheese you have in front of you, as opposed to following rigid guidelines.

The best option is to keep the cheese wrapped in its waxed paper within a box in the fridge. The container will help to prevent the cheese from drying out and prevent the cheese from absorbing flavours.

Our cheeses are sent out with 30 days shelf-life. 


We farm in harmony with nature, using regenerative farming techniques to nurture our countryside. By supporting us you are helping us to sustain 25 small-scale farming families.

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We offer speedy next day delivery in our 100% recyclable packaging. There is a minimum order value of £30 for all orders. We deliver to the whole of the UK, including the Scottish Highlands and Channel Islands.

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Unrivalled Quality

We have received the countries highest accolades including; BBC 4 Food & Farming Best Producer, The Telegraph's Best Butcher, The Independent's Best Meat Box, Great Taste Top 50 Best Food Products.



It's all about the heritage, provenance and legacy for Paul and Sarah Appleby and their five children. Moving all together as one unit, the dairy, farm and family are part of the rhythm of family life.This rhythm provides the ethos behind the way that the Appleby's farm - it is largely influenced by Paul's grandparents who came from a long line of cheesemakers. 

Since 1952, Appleby's has remained in family hands, with this heritage forming an intrinsic part of what they do, from the way that they farm to the way they think about maturation. Their farmhouse and where they make the cheese has stayed as one of the last 'farmhouse' cheese dairy's left. As Paul and Sarah move the farm into a more 21st century mindset, they are continously returning to historical notes as their future is influenced by the same traditional values. 

Recently, the farm has undergone a conversion towards a more regenerative and sustainable way of farming. Each cloth bound Cheshire encapsulates a moment in time - the soil, grass pastures, cows, weather season. It's a system which we swear by here at Pipers Farm and is so rewarding to see friends picking up this way of farming. The provenance and flora of the natural surroundings and landscape give Appleby's cheeses and butters a flavour that is totally unique. 

Looking to the future, Appleby's is a pioneer for small traditional farmhouse dairies that are making delicious, thought-provoking cheeses. This is great British produce - giving people pleasure as they eat, ensuring a marvellous legacy for farmers and cheesemakers over the centuries.