The Cambridge Cheese Company
4a All Saints Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3LS
The story of The Cambridge Cheese Company began in December 1993 with a hunt for some festive fromage.
Jacky and Paul Sutton-Adam were spending Christmas with friends and popped into their local Norwich deli in search of a wedge of seasonal Stilton. Finding none available, and following a lot of sampling for alternatives with the store owner, they set their hearts on opening their very own cheese shop.
Fast forward to October 1994, and The Cambridge Cheese Company launched in a characterful Grade II listed building in All Saints Passage. Beginning with just 30 cheeses plus some olives and crackers, Jacky and Paul were overwhelmed by the rapturous response they received.
Today, they boast over 200 phenomenal seasonal farmhouse and artisan cheeses, from Britain and Europe, sourced from small suppliers who share their passions for sustainability, fantastic animal welfare and high-quality produce. The delectable range includes gloriously gooey Baron Bigod (from Suffolk), crumbly Colston Bassett Stilton, and rare farmhouse cheeses imported from Bavaria and the Netherlands, all lovingly nurtured to peak ripeness in the basement maturing rooms.
They also stock 50 fiery chilli sauces, artisan made charcuterie, locally sourced pork pies and scotch eggs, and many other specialities from hand-picked European suppliers. Jacky and her team are incredibly knowledgeable on the stories and flavours of their cheeses, and love helping customers create their perfect cheeseboard for any occasion. They also supply Rutherford’s Punting, Midsummer House restaurant, several Cambridge colleges, and unique eatery, Market House, which opened in the summer.
Almost 30 years since it launched, The Cambridge Cheese Company has become part of the DNA of the city with its exceptional artisan produce delighting cheese aficionados, from residents and students to tourists. Pop in for a slice of something scrumptious!