The Cambridge Cheese Company
This small but perfectly formed shop is festooned with old enamel signs and tucked away down a side passage off bustling Bridge Street in the heart of Cambridge. It is a treasure trove of wonderful English and Continental cheeses, charcuterie, and much more including olives and antipasti, wines and beers, chutneys and preserves.
Opened in 1994 by Paul and Jacky Sutton-Adam, the shop is an important part of the Cambridge food scene. Paul and Jacky are certainly close to their cheese: Paul has an advanced diploma from the Specialist Cheesemakers’ Association and knows exactly how to store and mature his products.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to offer advice, and tasting is positively encouraged. Indeed, the Sutton-Adams’ expertise is a big draw: no matter what your question, when it comes to cheese, they have the answer.
They also run a loyalty card scheme for larger purchases, so follow your nose and seize the cheese!
By Cambridgeshire Editor Philip Seaman