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Running a Cheese-Shop … For Dummies

This guest blog series is by Andy Swinscoe, who recently opened The Courtyard Dairy in North Yorkshire, England. The first few weeks. First of all, I needed customers. I’m still working on that one. We all have friends and family, but after I’d persuaded all of those nice people to buy, I still needed an […]

Opening a Cheese-Shop … For Dummies Part III

This guest blog series is by Andy Swinscoe, who recently opened The Courtyard Dairy in North Yorkshire, England. Part Three – chilling it down. Refrigeration. You probably know this, but chilling any space generally sucks moisture out of the air. That would not only affect the quality of my cheese but would mean the cheese loses […]

Opening a Cheese-Shop … For Dummies Part II

This guest blog series is by Andy Swinscoe, who recently opened The Courtyard Dairy in North Yorkshire, England. Part Two – getting it open. I quickly realized that what I thought was hard – finding the location – was in fact the easy bit. It was now November and I had my work cut out: I had […]

Opening a Cheese-Shop … For Dummies

This guest blog series is by Andy Swinscoe, who recently opened The Courtyard Dairy in North Yorkshire, England. Part One – choosing the right place I wanted a cheese shop. Somewhere where I could sell the best cheese and mature/refine it as well. But I couldn’t find where to locate it. To return to the […]

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