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Happy Cheese Culture: The Caves on Parish Hill


To try and describe the inside of the Parish Hill cheese caves is almost like describing the inside of a museum. Every wheel of cheese is like a piece of art. To tell you what you’ll see could never match the actual feeling you get from seeing it. And so, for this last post from our visit to Parish Hill, there will be few words.

The caves (Parish Hill has two) are where the cheeses are brined, rubbed, flipped, and watched until they become the greatest versions of themselves. As with the rest of the process, this part requires attention, patience, skill, and insight—all things Parish Hill shows to its cheeses in abundance.

Here’s a look:

Peter checking cave wheel - Parish Hill

Peter rubbing salt on wheel - Parish Hill

Peter with aging wheels and salt - Parish Hill

Salting cave cheese wheels - Parish Hill

Aging cheese wheel in cave - Parish Hill

And the cave that was once a root cellar:

Suffolk Punch in cave - Parish Hill

Peter and cheese wheels in cave - Parish Hill

Peter standing in cave - Parish Hill

Peter looking at rinds in cave - Parish Hill

Cheese on cave shelf - Parish Hill

Parish Hill Cave and wheels

All Photos: Daniel J. Clapp

Amy Fukuizumi

Amy loves few things more than writing and cheese. As a testament to these loves, she drove across the country to join culture: the word on cheese. Her goal as Social Media Manager is to make the world (digitally) feel this love (and 'Like' it a lot).

One thought on “Happy Cheese Culture: The Caves on Parish Hill”

  1. Avatar Sackshi G says:

    Happy cheese are not just dutch cheese for sure !!

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