Sharpham Brie was named runner-up as the Best Soft Cheese and runner-up as the People’s Choice award at the inaugural Great British Cheese Awards which were launched earlier this year with the specific aim to recognise, promote and reward excellence in the artisan cheese industry. Over 7,500 people voted for their favourite cheeses.
Starting in 1981 the 18th century coachyard of Sharpham House was home to our creamery where our range of hand made cheeses were produced. Using the rich milk from our Jersey cattle and vegetarian rennet, our unpasteurised cheeses have been so well received that demand now far exceeds supply. In April 2003 we moved into our new purpose-built creamery sited next to the winery. The building is modern and bigger, however the team still employ the same traditional techniques and the cheeses will remain fully hand-produced and free of GM ingredients. Visitors are able to view the process through windows as part of your visit.